Highlights Wimbledon 2017 Day 8, tennis scores and updates: Johanna Konta, Magdalena Rybarikova into semis

Highlights Wimbledon 2017 Day 8, tennis scores and updates: Johanna Konta, Magdalena Rybarikova into semis
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    The women's semi-final line-up for Wimbledon 2017:

    Garbine Muguruza [14] vs Magdalena Rybarikova

    Johanna Konta [10] vs Venus Williams [6]

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    Rybarikova's fairytale Wimbledon continues!

    What a fabulous comeback story for the Slovakian.

    She was out for seven months after two wrist injuries. Was ranked outside 400 in March. And now she is into her maiden Grand Slam semi-final!

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    In the final women's quarter-final, 87th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova defeats CoCo Vandewehge 6-3, 6-3.

    Rybarikova will play Garbine Muguruza in the semi-final.

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    Johanna Konta wins 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 6-4 against Simona Halep to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals.

    Konta becomes the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals since Virginia Wade in 1978.

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    Jo Konta serving for the match at 5-4.

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    Konta holds for 4-2.

    This set has very quickly turned on its head. After the difficulty that Konta had in her opening two service games, she has stepped up her level and now surged ahead 4-2. 

  • 23:06 (IST)

    First break in the third set goes Konta's way, she leads 3-2.

    Two break points for Konta at 15-40 on Halep's serve. 

    Halep sends a forehand on the run wide and Konta breaks! 

  • 23:04 (IST)

    What a thrilling match this has become!

    Two straight holds for both players and we are at 2-2. Halep has had chances to break in the third set but Konta has done well to stay tough and hold. 

    Halep, on the other hand, has easier service holds in this set and looks composed and calm despite knowing that she could have won this match by now. 

  • 22:58 (IST)

    Stats from the second set between Halep and Konta

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    Update on play on the outside courts:

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    Johanna Konta wins the second set 7-6(5) and this quarter-final is headed into a decider!

    Halep had the match on her racquet at 5-4 but blinked and let the Brit back into the match. She will rue those two points that she played in the tie-break. 

  • 22:37 (IST)

    Konta wins the tie-break 7-6(5).

    Halep stops play on her serve to challenge a Konta return. Hawk-Eye shows that it was out by just millimetres. Great challenging by Halep in this set so far. 4-3.

    Konta makes the most of a short return from Konta and wins the point with a backhand winner. But she sends her forehand long to hand the mini-break to Halep. 

    Halep dumps a return into the net and it's 5-5. Very tight tie-break but more errors than winners. 

    Konta brings up set point by forcing an error at the end of a great rally!

    And Konta wins the tie-break with a forehand into the corner that Halep couldn't reach.

  • 22:31 (IST)

    Tie-break to decide the second set!

    First min-break goes Halep's way. Then, her forehand clips the line and she races into a 3-1 lead!

    Konta fights back to make it 3-3 at the change of ends.

  • 22:28 (IST)

    It's 6-6 and we are going into another tie-break.

    Fantastic game from Halep and she quickly holds at love to force a tie-break!

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    Konta makes it 6-5.

    Halep sends a forehand long on the first point of Konta's service game. The British player then fires an ace down the tee, but Halep challenges it. Hawk-Eye shows that the ball was out and Konta comes up with a good second serve. She hits an overhead into the open court to win th point for 30-0. 

    Halep forces Konta behind on the next point and then finishes it off with a clean winner. Konta eventually holds for 6-5.

    Pressur eback on Halep to try and force another tie-break in this quarter-final match.

  • 22:21 (IST)

    Halep holds for 5-5.

    From 40-0, Konta makes it 40-40 with a couple of attacking points. 

    Halep gets the advantage but Konta again forces a deuce. 

    Halep strings two points together to hold for 5-5. What a dramatic game, but a crucial hold from Halep under immense pressure.

  • 22:19 (IST)

    It's been a very tight second set, with very little to divide Halep and Konta.

    Konta holds for 5-4, and now Halep will serve to stay alive in this set.

  • 21:48 (IST)

    Two tough holds and we are at 1-1.

    Konta digs herself out of a 0-30 hole. She wins the next four points, finishing out the game by stretching Halep from corner to corner until she gets the clean winner. 

    In Halep's service game, she saves two break points and wins the game from 15-40 down. 

  • 21:45 (IST)

    It's still raining at Wimbledon!

    No action on the outside courts and the fourth quarter-final between Rybarikova and Vandeweghe is suspended at 6-3, 2-2. Covers all over but thankfully, Centre Court has a roof for play to continue. The fans on Henman Hill (or Murray Mound?) arr undeterred and are watching the action on the big screen while sitting under umbrellas.

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    Take a look at the stats from the opening set. 

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    Simona Halep wins the tie-break 7-6(2).

    Simona Halep retrieves every single ball and changes defence into attack quite effortlessly. Excellent tennis from the second seed in the tie-break and she takes it 7-2.

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    Tie-break time!

    First two points go the server's way in the tie-break and then Halep plays the point of this match so far. The Romanian was on the defensive, running from one corner to another, but wins the point at the net with an incredible stretch volley that just about clicked the line. 

    The crowd is on its feet!

    Halep gets a 3-1 lead but then double faults to hand the mini-break back.

    Halep doing a splendid job of making Konta play one more ball. It's 4-2 to Halep on the first change of ends in the tie-break.

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    Konta holds for 6-6.

    30-30 on Konta's serve. Small window for Halep?

    Konta snuffs it out with a big serve and then holds with a forehand winner down the line. 

    We are going into the tie-break!

  • 21:27 (IST)

    A hold each by both players and we have arrived at 6-5 in the opening set.

    Konta will once again serve under pressure to take this set to the tie-break.

  • 21:26 (IST)

    Konta's first-serve percentage is quite incredible!

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    Very crucial hold from Halep to make it 5-4

    Halep was in danger of losing control of the opening set but comes up with a couple of good points to make it 5-4. Konta will now serve to stay in the opening set.  

  • 21:15 (IST)

    Konta holds for 4-4

    From 0-30 down, Konta comes up with a forehand winner and then an ace to make it 30-30.

    Another huge serve down the tee makes it 40-30. 

    Third service winner from Konta - this time out wide, clipping the line and she holds for 4-4. 

    Konta has won 12 of the last 14 points to spectacularly even this match. 

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    Eight points in a row for Johanna Konta and she has fought her way back into this opening set. 

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    Konta slowly finding her way in the match. Holds comfortably for 2-4 and then breaks at love to make it 3-4. 

    The opening set is back on serve! We have a great match on our hands.

  • 20:57 (IST)

    Halep digs deep to save a break point and lead 3-0. All going the 2nd seed's way so far. 

    Halep is aiming to reach her second Wimbledon semi-final, after doing so in 2014. Konta has never made it to the last four of a Grand Slam. 

  • 20:55 (IST)

    There is a lot more on the line than just a semi-final spot for Simona Halep. 

    If she wins today against Johanna Konta, she will be crowned the new World No 1 on Monday.

  • 20:54 (IST)

    Halep breaks for 2-0

    Great start by the Romanian! Halep with a quick hold to start off the match and then breaks to take a 2-0 lead.

  • 20:52 (IST)

    Simona Halep vs Johanna Konta under way on Centre Court

    Halep is the second seed but she has lost each of the previous two meetings to Konta. The 6th seed and home favourite will have the local crowd in her corner. However, Halep is playing with great confidence since her heartbreaking loss in the French Open final and hasn't dropped a set yet at Wimbledon. 

  • 20:48 (IST)

    It's raining again!

    Play suspended on outside courts. Rybarikova 6-3, 2-2 up on Vandeweghe.

  • 20:40 (IST)

    Venus Williams returns to the top 10 with the win!

    Venus had not made back-to-back semi-finals at Wimbledon since making back-to-back finals in 2008 and 2009. Has now done so in 2016 and 2017. 

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    Stats from the Venus Williams-Jelena Ostapenko match:

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    Venus Williams continues to turn the clocks back!

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    Venus Williams, at 37, becomes the oldest player to advance to Wimbledon semi-finals since 1994.

    The 10th seed beats Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5.

  • 20:29 (IST)

    Venus Williams wins!

    Two HUGE serves and Venus moves to 30-0. An error from Ostapenko gives her THREE match points. 

    Venus needs just one and she holds to love to win the quarter-final.

  • 20:25 (IST)

    Rybarikova continues to hold as she gets to 5-3. Vandeweghe serving to stay in the opening set. 

    Venus breaks for 6-5 and will now serve for a place in the semi-finals. It's all happening out there! 

  • 20:23 (IST)

    On No 1 Court, the third women's quarter-final is under way.

    CoCo Vandeweghe faces Slovakian world number 87 Magdalena Rybarikova, who has a 17-1 record on grass this season but has never made the last four at a Major.

The women's quarter-finals are the main course at Wimbledon on Tuesday, but former men's champion Novak Djokovic is serving up a juicy appetiser on Centre Court, where fans were short-changed by player withdrawals a week ago.

Second seed Djokovic's fourth-round match against France's Adrian Mannarino was pushed back from Monday due to the epic five-setter that saw Gilles Muller defeat Rafa Nadal, in one of the biggest shocks of the championships.

Novak Djokovic in action at Wimbledon. AP

Novak Djokovic in action at Wimbledon. AP

The Serb will be first up on Centre Court, at midday (1100 GMT), in a bonus event before the women's quarters. It comes exactly a week after ticketholders saw two successive matches on the same court finish in the second set as players retired hurt.

After the Djokovic battle, it will be all about the women's last eight on a day that is forecast to be cloudy with some showers, with the temperature hovering round 17 Celsius.

In a clash of tennis generations, five-times Wimbledon winner Venus Williams - at 37, the oldest player in more than two decades to reach the last eight - will go toe-to-toe with 20-year-old French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.

Next up on Centre Court is second seed Simona Halep, who will become the first Romanian woman to reach world number one if she beats sixth seed Johanna Konta, the first British woman in the quarter-finals for 33 years.

On Court One, Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova goes up against Spain's Garbine Muguruza, who turfed out world number one Angelique Kerber on Monday. Wrapping up the women's quarter-finals, big-hitting American Coco Vandeweghe faces Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova.

Order of Play:

Centre Court (12:00 PM local/04:30 PM IST)

Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) vs Adrian Mannarino (FRA)

Venus Williams (USA x10) vs Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x13)

Johanna Konta (GBR x6) vs Simona Halep (ROM x2)

Court One (01:00 PM local/)5:30 PM IST)

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x14) vs Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x7)

Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) vs CoCo Vandeweghe (USA x24)


Published Date: Jul 11, 2017 10:30 pm | Updated Date: Jul 12, 2017 12:54 am


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