Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta beats Caroline Garcia to reach last eight

Konta makes history by beating Garcia to reach quarter-finals

Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta beats Caroline Garcia to reach last eight

Halep defeated Belarus' and former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in straight sets 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 behind 19 winners and Azarenka's 32 unforced errors. Even though her chances are much lower than others, a Monday upset of talented but erratic Svetlana Kuznetsova is hardly out of the question, and if Radwanska can pull it off, she could face Garbine Muguruza in the quarterfinals.

Sixth seed Johanna Konta became the first British woman for 33 years to make the Wimbledon quarter-finals today with a 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 6-4 win over France's Caroline Garcia.

She finally forced a match point and Garcia put it into the net, sending Konta through to the quarter-finals.

The Romanian is refusing to count her chickens after blowing an opportunity to go top at the French Open when she lost the final to Jelena Ostapenko from a set and a service break up.

"I'm here just to give my best". Garcia saved a set point before Konta showed all her disapproval towards the chare umpire because a ball was called out, despite being a whisker in, and the Brit stopped playing.

Johanna Konta has reiterated that she relishes being involved in tough contests on the biggest stages.

She won the first game of the decider to love but it took nine games before either managed a sniff of a break.

"She has worked extremely hard on her tennis game, of her mental game".

"She knows how she felt there and I don't want to comment any more about that episode".

Konta has neither forgiven nor forgotten Halep's team-mate Sorana Cirstea, who was outspoken in her criticism of the British number one, after their tie was suspended when Nastase unleashed a torrent of abusive language and stoked up the home crowd. Then Garcia broke again, racing into a 5-1 lead.

"I'm going to need one match".

When Garcia ruled herself out of contention to play for France in the Fed Cup in April, by announcing she had a back injury after being selected against her wishes, Mladenovic together with fellow French players Alize Cornet and Pauline Parmentier each tweeted "LOL" nearly simultaneously.

The American clinched her 34th success on grass, where she made her debut in Birmingham in 2011.

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