Wimbledon

Konta ends Britain's 39-year wait for women's Wimbledon semi-finalist

2017-07-11 20:04
Johanna Konta (Getty)

London - Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for 39 years as the world number seven fought back to beat Simona Halep 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 on Tuesday.

Konta thrilled the patriotic Centre Court crowd in a quarter-final classic that ended second seed Halep's bid to become the new world number one.

The 26-year-old, who has never reached a Grand Slam final, faces five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in the semi-finals on Thursday.

Halep's defeat means Czech Karolina Pliskova, who lost in the Wimbledon second round, will replace Angelique Kerber on top of the WTA rankings.

Wimbledon results on Tuesday, the eighth day of the 2017 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeding):

Men

Fourth round

Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-2, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

Women

Quarter-finals

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x14) bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x7) 6-3, 6-4

Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) bt Coco Vandeweghe (USA x24) 6-3, 6-3

Venus Williams (USA x10) bt Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x13) 6-3, 7-5

Johanna Konta (GBR x6) bt Simona Halep (ROM x2) 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

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