Published: Tue, July 11, 2017
Culture | By Henry Herrera

Konta first British woman in last-eight for 33 years

Konta first British woman in last-eight for 33 years

Caroline Garcia insisted she did not see her father signaling to her from the coaching box during her fourth-round loss to Johanna Konta at Wimbledon on Monday.

"It's very exciting", Konta said in her postmatch press conference.

But the former Wimbledon semi-finalist believes her game is much more formidable now than it was during her last run in south-west three years ago. "There was very little between us today".

But ultimately it was the French star who gaffed at the worst time for Konta to prevail and set up a clash tomorrow with either Simone Halep or Victoria Azarenka.

"Overall I was just happy to get enough returns in in that last game".

Great Britain has not had a female singles champion at Wimbledon since Virginia Wade lifted the title in 1977.

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Konta had previously not made it past the second round at the London Grand Slam prior to 2017.

"I know there is a lot of coaching on court", she said. In the final set, Konta finished with 11 winners and only two errors. 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.

Azarenka, playing her first grand slam since giving birth, had plenty of chances in the early stages of the opening set having broken twice.

Feeling her error had been prompted by the out-call, Konta briefly protested but she quickly recovered and stormed into a 3-0 lead in the tie-break.

Konta surged back to 5-4 and while Garcia held her nerve at the second time of asking to serve out, it felt like the momentum had returned to the Briton.

Garcia had the court at her mercy but instead thrashed the forehand into the net and, after two hours and 12 minutes, Konta was able to celebrate.

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