Advantage Argos: Johanna Konta inspires tennis sales to more than double in London

 
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Johanna Konta fans have rushed to buy tennis gear from Argos after the player reached the semi-finals.

Sales of tennis rackets at the retailer were up 71 per cent across the country compared with the same period last year. In London, sales of all tennis gear jumped 138 per cent.

Argos thinks the year-on-year rise is down to the appeal of new women's game star Johanna Konta, as well as world number one Andy Murray, who was knocked out of the tournament yesterday.

Bryn Saysell, assistant sports buyer at Argos, said: “The whole country is getting behind Konta and we hope the popularity continues so we can contribute, in some small way, in finding the next generation of on-court heroes.”

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