Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta defeats Simona Halep to become first British women in 39 years to reach semis

12 July 2017, 10:59 AM
Wimbledon 2017
Wimbledon 2017

Great Britain's Johanna Konta defeated second seed Romanian Simona Halep in a gripping three set encounter to reach the semifinals of the ladies singles at All England Championships.

Johanna Konta became the first Birtish female tennis player to reach the last four at Wimbledon in 39 years. Virginia Wade was the last British tennis player to make it to the semis at All England way back in 1978.

Konta joins Venus Williams, Ryberikova and Muguruza in the semis at the Championships. Venus Williams became the oldest female player to reach the semis since Martina Navratilova in 1994. Williams beat French Open champions Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets.

First Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:55 AM
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