Johanna Konta elated to edge out 'in-form' Caroline Garcia

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On Monday, Konta registered her second three-set win of Wimbledon as she recorded a 7-6 4-6 6-4 triumph over Caroline Garcia, a result which sees her become the first British woman to reach the last eight at SW19 since Jo Durie in 1984.

Konta, the sixth seed at this year's Championships, came through a battling encounter against France's No. 21 seed to claim a 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4 win in just over two hours on Court No. 1.

Azarenka, playing her first grand slam since giving birth, had plenty of chances in the early stages of the opening set having broken twice. She finally forced a match point and Garcia put it into the net, sending Konta through to the quarter-finals.

Konta has neither forgiven nor forgotten Halep's team-mate Sorana Cirstea, who was outspoken in her criticism of the British number one, after their tie was suspended when Nastase unleashed a torrent of abusive language and stoked up the home crowd. She (Garcia) has been in impressive form and it was hard to find a rythm.

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Konta reeled off three games to make it a contest but Garcia was never going to be so generous to throw away two breaks of serve and wrapped it up with an emphatic smash.

"I'm really looking forward to fact that I get to play again". "Sometimes maybe he tried (coaching), but I don't know".

There was a slight blip when serving for the set at 5-1 as Azarenka earned a break back, but it only delayed what had always been an inevitable Halep win as once again the former world number one contrived to cough up cheap points on serve and, with it, the match.

"Of course, I've dreamed of it ever since I was a little girl, to be a Grand Slam champion". There's only certain things under my control.

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