British No.1 Jo Konta has won her fourth WTA Tour title after claiming the Nottingham Open title.
The Sydney-born Konta hadn't won a tournament since the Miami Open in 2017, but put that right by beating Chinese player Zhang Shuai 6-2 6-1 in Sunday's final.
She becomes the first British woman to win a singles event in this country in 40 years, coming after two previous defeats in the final at this event.
The 30-year-old had only won three matches in 2021 before this week, but the run of five successive victories will stand her in good stead for the upcoming Wimbledon tournament.
Zhang, ranked 46 in the world, was her toughest opponent of the tournament, but Konta put her to the sword, dropping just three games.
Konta said in her on-court interview afterwards: "I haven't done a winning speech in a long time. This feels very very nice.
"I didn't take this for granted, I have lost a few finals that I have played, it is very hard to win tournaments, so I know how fortunate I am."
Australian Associated Press