Brit Konta keeps cool under pressure to reach Wimbledon semi-finals

Brit Konta keeps cool under pressure to reach Wimbledon semi-finals

"Today I had white chocolate and raspberry muffins", she told reporters.

"He said, "Is she from Great Britain? This is really unbelievable".

She now faces Venus Williams in the semi-finals. "She's riding on that momentum", Williams said of Ostapenko.

Somehow, at age 37, she's done that.

At 19, Konjuh was not even born when five-time champion Williams made her Wimbledon debut in 1997. It'll maybe be on Centre Court. She said: "In the past there have been years when the women have been more attractive to watch, been bigger names, they've still gone with the four men and two women". "Well, you know, that's a long time".

"Konta is a pretty good player". She's probably dealing with a different kind of pressure playing here at home.

Johanna Konta says she always retained belief in her ability to defeat Simona Halep after reflecting on a "surreal" achievement of becoming the first British female to reach a Wimbledon semi-final in 39 years.

"I'm playing against another tennis player, another opponent", said Konta.

With Wade, the 1977 champion, sitting in the Royal Box, Konta prevented Halep from rising to No. 1 by beating her 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-4.

The other semifinal will be Garbine Muguruza of Spain against 87th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia. The second set was a far more edgy affair - Konta looked to be by far the aggressor. She may never have a better chance here.

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It is the third time that the Guernsey-born star has reached the third round at SW19 and she was delighted with her display. I had to expect that she would raise her level after the first set and I just had to remain calm and adjust my game.

Halep's punishing defensive game continued to make the Brit play an extra shot and she cracked, missing a couple of glorious opportunities after building the points well.

So too is Novak Djokovic.

The two-time Grand Slam champion beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-4.

"It's been something that I've been dragging back and forth for a while now", Djokovic said about his shoulder.

"I feel more free". The first saw Novak Djokovic beat Adrian Mannarino in straight sets after Gilles Muller's epic victory over Rafael Nadal stretched to almost five hours yesterday, bumping the world number two back a day.

Wimbledon quarterfinals are big enough occasions in their own right, but occasionally one shows up with added baggage. I think until this year he hasn't played so well on the grass himself.

Top-ranked Angelique Kerber, a finalist at the All England Club a year ago, was first on No. 2 Court against 2015 finalist Garbine Muguruza.

Sunday is the traditional rest day at #Wimbledon, and the reset button is pressed ahead of a busy second week.

Britain's Johanna Konta of Britain celebrates winning against Caroline Garcia during their fourth round match at Wimbledon.

Romania's Simona Halep during her fourth round match against Belarus' Victoria Azarenka at Wimbledon, London July 10, 2017.

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