Tennis star Johanna Konta reveals Bananagrams obsession

Published on: 3rd July 2019

It’s been reported that the British No. 1 enjoys playing the word game with her team mates. 

British No.1 tennis star Johanna Konta has revealed her love of Bananagrams. With her Wimbledon campaign beginning yesterday (Tuesday), the 28-year-old was asked about her pre-match routine – and she revealed how big a part of her build-up to the tournament the addictive word-grid builder has been.

“I’ve been playing a lot of Bananagrams with my team,” she told reporters. “We have to leave enough time before I play [after] the last Bananagram because things get intense. I need to calm down after that.”

Johanna has been playing the game regularly with her support team after her hitting partner, Dan Smethurst, introduced her to it following May’s Italian Open. “Dan brought it, he taught me, then I beat him,” she added.

Despite Johanna’s recent good form, Bananagrams offers no guarantees of superior performance on the court; only an exciting game that promotes literacy and quick thinking.


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