Johanna Konta becomes Britain’s first Wimbledon women’s semi-finalist since Virginia Wade in 1978 

The 26-year-old had become the first British woman to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon since 1984, and battled back from one set down to recorded 6-7 7-6 6-4 over world number two Simona Halep on Tuesday night and book her spot in the semi-finals.


It was Halep that triumphed 7-2 in the first tie-break as the Romanian claimed a one-set advantage, but Konta fought back to take the second tie-break 7-5 as the quarter-final clash headed for a third set.

The decisive game of the final set came at 2-2 as Konta broke to take a 3-2 lead, and the Brit served it out in impressive fashion to set up a mouthwatering semi-final with five-time champion Venus Williams. 

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