Wimbledon 2019: Johanna Konta into quarter-finals after beating Petra Kvitova

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Konta served for the match at 5-2 but was broken as the Czech found her range again to beat off two match points.

The key moments came in the next game on Konta's serve, which she finally held after saving two break points. I mean, the balls were coming through quick.

For her part, 19th seed Konta - herself no stranger to the more brutal forms of baseline play - looked to fight firepower with firepower right from the off.

Johanna Konta had a chance to serve out for the set after 4-4. However, I also felt equally comfortable and confident that I was still doing the right things.

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Winning the opening game of the third set sparked another of those banshee screeches from Kvitova, but this time Konta did not so much as quiver.

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Roger Federer glided into the Wimbledon quarterfinals as he outclassed Italian youngster Matteo Berrettini, with the Swiss legend joining fellow tennis big guns Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the last eight. "I think ultimately I am so proud of myself for the way I handled myself in this match".

The match went on till the final set as expected.

In the same year, Konta became the first British woman since Virginia Wade in 1978 to reach the semi-finals at the All England Club, but lost in the second round last year.

Another break by Konta put her in the home straight but there was still time for one last Konta-wobble, perhaps for old times' sake.

"Overall I'm enjoying this tournament for what it is, how I feel like I'm still building on each match that I'm playing". I'm playing very tough matches against very tough opponents. Halep, though, has experience of the latter stages at Wimbledon, reaching the semi-finals in 2014 and two quarter-finals since then.

Something between a sigh and a groan escaped from the crowd as Kvitova pumped her fist and stalked back to her chair leaving Konta to wonder what had just happened and the British crowd to start contemplating what might have been. She was so fixated on hammering away a break point in the next game that she fired it nearly into the backboard on the full.

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