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Wimbledon 2019 Highlights, Jo Konta vs Barbora Strycova, Women's Quarters: Strycova to face Serena; Svitolina up against Halep

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Wimbledon 2019 Highlights, Jo Konta vs Barbora Strycova, Women's Quarters: Strycova to face Serena; Svitolina up against Halep

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July 09, 2019 - 22:09 (IST)

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July 09, 2019 - 22:07 (IST)

Women's singles semi-final is all set!

(11) Serena Williams vs Barbora Strycova

(8) Elina Svitolina vs (7) Simona Halep

July 09, 2019 - 22:04 (IST)

Barbora Strycova beats Johanna Konta 7-6 (5), 6-1 to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final!

A frustrating performance from Jo Konta. With the crowd on her side and up against a player who has only one Grand Slam quarter-final appearance to her name before today, the top-ranked Briton wastes a very good chance to reach the semi-final. For Strycova, who had earlier said that this would be her last year on the Tour, this has been one heck of a performance. TO come back from 4-1 down in the first set and then win it on a tiebreaker was phenomenal. Her reward for ending Britain's singles hope is a date against 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams on Thursday! Bring it on!

July 09, 2019 - 22:02 (IST)

Barbora Strycova speaks after her win: 

It seems crazy. It’s happening, but I can’t really believe it. My voice is shaking right now, I can’t believe it. 

I felt like I was playing well, but she was striking the ball very quick and hard. I tried to mix it up a little, and I got better and better.

This was one of the best matches I’ve played here. I haven’t played on centre court, so I really liked it.

It’s a great week to play Serena, it’s a match I can’t wait to play.

July 09, 2019 - 21:59 (IST)

Barbora Strycova beats Johanna Konta 7-6 (5), 6-1 to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final!

The hopes of the Partisan crowd is raised as Konta wins the two first points off the Strycova serve. But even they have to applaud the Czech after she wins the next two points. Konta's slice is horrible and it flies long which brings up match point for Strycova. And she is through to her first Grand Slam semi-final after Konta hits another shot long! Barbora Strycova is through to her fist Grand Slam semi-final!

July 09, 2019 - 21:55 (IST)

Strycova vs Konta 7-6 (5), 5-1*


Konta wins the first point by hitting a backhand winner which Strycova challengers. The review shows that the ball landed right on the line. The Brit brings up triple break point with an ace but squanders two by over-cooking her forehands. Strycova gets to deuce by forcing Konta to stretch her backhand which sets up an easy smash winner for the Czech. Konta gets gamepoint and looks to seal the hold with a soft drop shot. However, Strycova sprints and plays a brilliant forehand winner. Konta gives a break point with an errant forehand but saves with a stunning volleyed drop shot. Strycova slips and stumbles to her knees. Konta commits a double fault and the mildly frustrated Centre Court crowd tries to cheer her up. However, Konta gets broken after hitting her volley wide. A frustrating day for Konta. Strycova will now serve for the match.

July 09, 2019 - 21:46 (IST)

Strycova vs Konta 7-6 (5), 4-1*


Pheonmenal from Strycova to play a cleverly disguised two-handed drop shot which sets up a lobbed winner for the 33-year-old. Konta overhits another forehand from a good position to go down 30-0. Strycova slips and falls allowing Konta to hit an easy volleyed winner. At 40-15, Strycova commits a double fault but hangs on to get the hold.

July 09, 2019 - 21:41 (IST)

Strycova vs Konta 7-6 (5), *3-1


At 15-0, a fortunate net caught helps Strycova hit a clean passing forehand winner. Konta responds by smashing a couple of forehand winners to move to 40-15. She seals the hold with only her second ace of the match.

July 09, 2019 - 21:37 (IST)

Strycova vs Konta 7-6 (5), 3-0*


Superb net play from Strycova at 15-0 to display her reflexes and get a volleyed winner. She motors on to get an easy hold to 15.

July 09, 2019 - 21:35 (IST)

Strycova vs Konta 7-6 (5), *2-0


Konta gets off to a bad start and goes down 0-30. Strycova brings up triple break point with a stunning forehand winner. Konta saves one with a powerful backhand winner down the line but follows it up by shanking her backhand just wide with an empty court in front of her. Strycova off to a very good start in the second set.

Preview: Serena Williams will try to move a step closer to an eighth Wimbledon title when she takes on fellow American Alison Riske in the quarter-finals.

Riske upset top-ranked Ash Barty in the fourth round but will be playing in her first Grand Slam quarter-final — in her 30th appearance — while Williams is looking for her 24th major title.

With three of the top-10 seeds losing on Monday, No 7 Simona Halep is now the highest seeded woman left in the draw. After beating teenage sensation Coco Gauff in straight sets, Halep faces Zhang Shuai of China as she tries to return to the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time since 2014.

The home crowd will once again be rooting for Johanna Konta, the last British player in the tournament, who faces Barbora Strycova. Also, No 8 Elina Svitolina faces Karolina Muchova in the fourth quarter-final.

With inputs from The AP

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