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Johanna Konta creates history in Wimbledon

Johanna Konta became the first British female player in 40 years to advance to Wimbledon Semis when she defeated top rated Simona Halep in the quarter finals which held yesterday. 

After losing the hard fought first set by 6-7, Konta was again at the brink of losing the second set but she fought back valiantly to seal it by 7-6. The final set was not easy either though she managed to read Halep’s style which made her look better than her compatriot and ended up sealing it 6-4 thereby eventually winning the match.

Virginia Wade was the last British woman to reach the semi-finals in 1978.

In the other match, the runner-up of 2015 edition, Gabine Muguruza of Spain defeated Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova easily by 6-3,6-4. She would now face Magdalena Rybarikova who defeated Coco Vandeweghe by 6-3, 6-3.

Venus Williams also created history in her victory over Jelena Ostapenko when she bettered her opponent by 6-3,7-5 thereby becoming the oldest woman semi-finalist for 23 years. Venus Williams will face Johanna Konta in the semis. Will Konta become the first women British Woman Finalist in Wimbledon? Only time will tell.

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