Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta Focused On Quarter-Final Battle

Venus Williams Wimbledon 2017 Indian Express

Azarenka is one of tennis's noisiest grunters but the Romanian is matching her decibel for decibel and made even more noise when she celebrated taking that first set. The five-time Wimbledon champion saluted her 255th Grand Slam win (her 255-66 record is the fifth in the Open Era behind Navratilova, Evert, Graf and her sister Serena) with a twirl at the net.

She added: "I think what Venus and her sister have given our sport is absolutely tremendous".

"It's great that she's doing well. This is really awesome".

Her skill on the court was spotted at the age of 11 by Pete McCraw, the women's coach for Tennis Australia, who selected her for the squad. This was her 100th Wimbledon match, coming in her 20th appearance.

Indeed, the fact that of six singles tournament games played on SW19's two show courts yesterday, only two were between women did not pass unnoticed.

Asked if female players could only gain greater popularity with more exposure, Mr Lewis pointed to the last three women's rounds, which will have days without men's singles matches on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. "Well, you know, that's a long time".

The scheduling imbalance has led to criticism of the All England Club, with Chris Evert, a three-time Wimbledon champion, questioning the lack of "equal representation" on the show courts.

Halep, who has a chance to take over as the top-ranked player this week, will next face Johanna Konta.

Williams revealed in 2011 that she was diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, which can sap energy and cause joint pain. "It's exciting to see kind of how far she's going to be able to go".

Halep can replace Angelique Kerber on top of the world rankings with a win, while Konta is looking to move a step closer to becoming the first Englishwoman to win Wimbledon since Virginia Wade in 1977. I felt fortune enough that I took a few of them.

In a nod to that episode, Konta described the crowd as incredible, adding: "I think they were a little over-enthusiastic in parts, but I definitely can not complain with the amount of support and general good feeling they were wishing my way".

Konta eventually won the third set of that match 10-8 and this was heading the same way before she broke Garcia at 5-4 to complete her win. She may never have a better chance here.

As for his shoulder, Djokovic said: "We'll see - its been something that I have been dragging back and forth for a while now, but I'm still managing to play which is a good thing".

The two-time Grand Slam champion beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-4. I reached across the dinner table, shook his hand, and said I looked forward to working with him. The first saw Novak Djokovic beat Adrian Mannarino in straight sets after Gilles Muller's epic victory over Rafael Nadal stretched to almost five hours yesterday, bumping the world number two back a day.

Johanna Konta won a place at the Wimbledon semi-final table on Tuesday in a feast of tension-filled tennis, powering past Simona Halep in three epic sets to become the first British woman to reach the last four in nearly 40 years.

"It was a woman on my end who screamed".

The second Monday at Wimbledon is, arguably, the busiest day in tennis. The Romanian completed a clinical and efficient performance beating Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (3) 6-0 to reach her third Wimbledon quarterfinal.

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