Composed Konta quells Garcia to make history at home

Composed Konta quells Garcia to make history at home

The 26-year-old threw her racket in the air and dropped to her knees after securing the victory against Garcia to reach her third grand slam quarter-final.

Johanna Konta serves during her match against Caroline Garcia.

Konta got off to a flying start by breaking in the very first game.

Konta instead looks like a player who is embracing the British public's hopes, the pressures that come with the favourite tag and compliments from Wade herself that she has what it takes to win a Wimbledon title.

The Belarusian tennis star upset fifteenth seed Elena Vesnina in her second round match before defeating Heather Watson in the round of 32.

Konta, serving for the set, saved two break points and then squandered a set point of her own, but her frustration grew moments later when Garcia clinched the game with a successful challenge.

Azarenka is not playing at an overwhelmingly dominant level.

"I didn't talk much about that subject with her", Halep said.

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

The pattern for the hard-hitting, back and forth match was clear in the first set, which Konta took a long, tiring first set on a tie break.

Simona Halep is into the fourth round at Wimbledon 2017. When Garcia had another set point, she appeared to hit it long, the ball was called out but then called in on review, to Konta's vast frustration. She's a good player but I know that it's going to be a very hard match.

As for getting through to the second week for the first time, Garcia said: "It's an important step".

Konta was forced to a tiebreak and the crowd cheered with a massive applause the forehand victor that brought her 4-1 ahead and accompanied with even more enthusiasm the set-clinching 108 miles per hour ace.

"You could say it is like a little exam and maybe a bit unusual but when she is 100 per cent clear about her intentions, that is when Jo plays her best matches".

The Brit, seeded sixth, won the first set on a tie break before losing the second 6-4, but came on strong in the last to seal her progress.




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