Konta defeats Kvitova to reach Wimbledon quarter-finals

09 Juillet, 2019, 00:31 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Chill time Great Britain ace Johanna Konta with her boyfriend Jackson Wade ahead of a practice session at Wimbledon

Top seed Ashleigh Barty, Serena Williams and Britain's last remaining singles hope Johanna Konta are all in action as well as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

But Konta changed the momentum immediately with a break to start the second set and was quickly 4-0 up.

Ms Konta came back from a set down to beat Petra Kvitova, meaning she will be back on court on Tuesday to face another Czech player, Barbora Strycova. An immediate break in the second set was followed by a fierce hold in the second, with Konta clinging onto her lead despite a barrage of nerve-jangling deuces.

Just as she did against Sloane Stephens on Saturday, Konta came from a set down to see off her opponent on Centre Court. She was so fixated on hammering away a break point in the next game that she fired it nearly into the backboard on the full.

Konta insisted she had not been as tense as the crowd, saying: "I actually felt quite fine".

"I'm going to be coming up against a very, very inspired and very, very tough Petra", said Konta.

She added: "I really did feel like I was probably playing in NY somewhere". "I don't want to think about the past that much".

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Konta's win continued her superb record in deciding sets this season.

"That's something I can be really proud of", the 28-year-old said. It was something that is incredibly special to me.

"To know, even if it's just for myself, that I have the capability to stay there as long as I need to for however long, even if losing the first set, I know I have every opportunity to get back into the match".

If Konta can beat Strycova, she would face the victor of the match between Williams and Riske, who beat world number one Ashleigh Barty to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final.

Konta will undoubtedly be the favourite against 33-year-old Strycova, ranked 54, although the Czech did win their only previous meeting in Tokyo two years ago.

"But, yeah, I'm just really happy and happy that people believe in me".

"It was really surprising because you don't really expect this kind of support when you're in another country, not your home country", a tearful Cori said in the wake of her defeat to Simona Halep. Halep, though, has experience of the latter stages at Wimbledon, reaching the semi-finals in 2014 and two quarter-finals since then. "She knows how to mix up the game".


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