Konta knocked out in Wimbledon quarter finals

Konta knocked out in Wimbledon quarter finals

Unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova weathered an early storm to secure a 7-6 6-1 defeat of Johanna Konta.

Konta powered into a 4-1 lead in the first set but Strycova never panicked and used her superior craft to turn the match in her favour in front of a deflated Centre Court crowd.

After playing a superb tiebreak to take the first set the 33-year-old Strycova took complete charge of the match as Konta self-destructed with a flurry of wild errors.

Konta had raised hopes of a first British women's singles champion at Wimbledon since 1977 with a strong run to the last eight, but she was well-beaten in the end.

World number 54 Strycova will face seven-time champion Serena Williams in her first Grand Slam semi-final

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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