Sunday 11 December 2016

'This is such a boring question' - Jonathan Ross interview with tennis star Johanna Konta is all kinds of awkward

Published 19/02/2016 | 10:03

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Johanna Konta of Great Britain talks to the media after her semi final match against Angelique Kerber of Germany during day 11 of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Johanna Konta of Great Britain talks to the media after her semi final match against Angelique Kerber of Germany during day 11 of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Tennis star Johanna Konta does not make life easy for Jonathan Ross on his chat show tonight (Friday).

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The 24-year-old, who is the British women's number one, is rather frosty with the host, branding one of his questions 'boring' and snapping at him to 'leave me alone'.

Wossy kicks off proceedings by asking the 'boring' question - who would she like to play against and who she's wary of?

She starts to answer but then says, "This is such a boring question."

Ross replies, "I'll be the judge of that."

Ross is a massive tennis fan and gives his tuppence worth on Konta's semi-final match with Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open.

Jonathan Ross attending a BAFTA tribute evening for Downton Abbey held at The Richmond Theatre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo
Jonathan Ross attending a BAFTA tribute evening for Downton Abbey held at The Richmond Theatre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo

"Is this your professional opinion by the way?" says Konta.

Even Ross's attempts to knock a bit of craic out of her falls flat when he asks her to hit grapes into the mouth of fellow guest Taylor Lautner.

He jokes that she should change her grip and she snaps, "Really? Leave me alone."

However, Ross is not the only one to fall foul of Konta's slightly odd attitude.

Comedian and actor Rob Brydon also appears on the show and says he had heard Tim Henman say that tennis players need a selective memory to forget bad shots.

"Is that was you do with your performances," says Konta.

"Do you know what?  I was actually starting to warm to you," says Brydon.

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