Konta beats Garcia in Wimbledon last 16

Johanna Konta celebrates

But Konta looks stronger and stronger with every match, with Virginia Wade - the last British woman to win Wimbledon 40 years ago - joining her growing fan club and claiming this could be her year.

The Australian Open 2016 semifinalist Konta needed two hours and 12 minutes to advance into the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time.

It's the first time a British woman has made the quarter-finals since Jo Durie in 1984 but Konta has proved a pro when it comes to keeping a lid on emotions and dialling down expectations.

Sydney and Miami 2017 champion Konta is now set to play against the victor between Romanian Simona Halep, seeded No.2, and Belarus Victoria Azarenka, former World No.1.

On the home crowd, Konta added: "They were incredible".

Much like Konta's epic match with Vekic, by the third set the two players were exhausted and the set looked to be going entirely with serve.




"I'm really looking forward to fact that I get to play again".

There was a slight blip when serving for the set at 5-1 as Azarenka earned a break back, but it only delayed what had always been an inevitable Halep win as once again the former world number one contrived to cough up cheap points on serve and, with it, the match.

"I'm going to need one match".

There was very little between the two players as Garcia, ranked No21 in the world, matched Konta's impressive power in rallies and on serve throughout.

The error helped Konta grab the break but Garcia soon found her range and by the end of the set it was the Frenchwoman cranking up the pressure.

"Those positions are what I dreamed about". But right now I'm only at the quarter-final stage. I stayed mentally quite tough. "Again, that's an umpire's duty to, I guess, be aware of things like that".

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