Konta edges Halep & will face Venus in Wimbledon semi-final

Posted July 12, 2017

"She's very much in form and playing very, very well, she'll definitely challenge me".

He joined Roger Federer, who reached his 50th Grand Slam quarter-final and 15th at Wimbledon with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win over Grigor Dimitrov.

The 37-year-old Williams made her Grand Slam debut at the 1997 French Open, seven months before Konjuh was born.

She kept the light burning.

Poker-faced Johanna Konta played down any bad blood between herself and Wimbledon quarter-final opponent Simona Halep despite April's ill-tempered Fed Cup match between Great Britain and Romania.

Berdych, the 2010 runner-up, will face either second-seeded three-time champion Novak Djokovic or French left-hander Adrian Mannarino for a place in the semi-finals.

Halep controlled the game reducing the errors while signs of rust surfaced in Azarenka's game.

Konta had the momentum but Garcia is too good a player simply to be overwhelmed.

"Who knows if she's lost a step?" said Williams' coach, David Witt.

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The former number 1, bidding to clinch her 29th top 5 win, the first since 2016 Miami, barely avoided the bagel before saving a match point and breaking to 2-5 with a clean volley, her 20th victor of the match. She was more aggressive and took more risks than Wozniacki, and her strategy paid off - she fired 38 winners across the net compared with her opponent's 16.

A wonderful contest was brought to an awkward and sad end when a piercing scream during a match-point rally from someone in the crowd led Simona Halep to stop playing, handing Britain's Johanna Konta a passage to the women's semifinals with a 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-4 win.

Konta weathered a feisty retort from Garcia in the second set during Manic Monday to triumph on Court No1 and become the first British woman to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon since Jo Durie in 1984.

Halep was obviously distracted by the call and looked to umpire Kader Nouni to rule the point to be replayed.

It was a lengthy comfort break for Konta leaving Halep alone with her thoughts, and she started the brighter, pressuring Konta early with a before relinquishing her own serve to give the Brit the advantage.

Andy Murray and Agnieszka Radwanska have great drop shots, but there are two current players I might put above them.

"Karolina is an exemplary athlete on and off the court and she truly deserves this fantastic moment in her career", WTA CEO and chairman Steve Simon said in a statement. I would say it's taking the marquee matches.

"I think we play a very similar style: aggressive, serve well, return well, very solid off the ground". His lawyer set up the visit but didn't explain why Boris wanted to come.