The wait for the first grass-court title of her career continues for Johanna Konta.
As does the wait for a British woman to win a home WTA title on grass since Virginia Wade in 1975.
Konta left Nottingham on Sunday wondering how her preparations for Wimbledon have not begun with something shiny to take home and put on the mantelpiece.
The British No 1 had the Elena Baltacha trophy in her sights as the second set headed into a tiebreak after having won the first, yet then she succumbed.
The Croatian 20-year-old Donna Vekic — ranked 70 in the world — clawed her way back, winning 2-6, 7-6, 7-5 in two and a half hours and securing her second WTA title.