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US Open 2019: Johanna Konta beats Zhang Shuai to reach fourth round

US Open 2019: Johanna Konta beats Zhang Shuai to reach fourth round

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US Open 2019Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug - 8 SepCoverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide. British number one Johanna Konta was in devastating form to beat China's Zhang Shuai and reach the US Open fourth round.The 29-year-old won 6-2 6-3 in 71 minutes to reach the last 16 for the third Grand Slam in a row.Konta, ranked 16th in the world, will face Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova for a place in the quarter-finals. She is the last Briton left in the singles at Flushing Meadows after Dan Evans lost to Roger Federer earlier."I'm really pleased. I am playing tough opponents...
Johanna Konta says she was ‘picked on’ with questions over Wimbledon defeat

Johanna Konta says she was ‘picked on’ with questions over Wimbledon defeat

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Media playback is not supported on this device Wimbledon 2019 on the BBCVenue: All England Club Dates: 1-14 JulyCoverage: Live across BBC TV, radio and online with extensive coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Full detailsJohanna Konta reacted angrily when questioned on her big-point mentality after another golden Grand Slam opportunity went begging.The British number one lost 7-6 (7-5) 6-1) to unseeded Barbora Strycova in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.She hit a huge 33 unforced errors in a match in which she was the overwhelming favourite, mirroring a simil...
Johanna Konta ‘can play even better’ as Briton eyes French Open semi-finals

Johanna Konta ‘can play even better’ as Briton eyes French Open semi-finals

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2019 French Open quarter-finalsVenue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 4-5 June Time: 13:00 BSTCoverage: Live text and radio commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.Johanna Konta is aiming to become the first British woman since 1983 to reach the French Open semi-finals - and her Fed Cup captain Anne Keothavong says she has yet to hit her peak.Konta, 28, meets seventh seed Sloane Stephens, last year's runner-up, in Tuesday's quarter-final at 13:00 BST.The Briton had never won a main-draw match at Roland Garros until this year. "A lot of things are coming together but she can go up a few more levels if pushed," Keothavong told BBC Sport."Jo has played some fantastic tennis and the best thing is...
Australian Open 2019: Johanna Konta knocked out by Garbine Muguruza

Australian Open 2019: Johanna Konta knocked out by Garbine Muguruza

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Australian Open 2019Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 JanuaryCoverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January.Britain's Johanna Konta was knocked out of the Australian Open in a second-round match against Garbine Muguruza which finished at 03:12 local time.Konta, 27, lost 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 7-5 in Melbourne in one of the latest finishes in the tournament's history.Spaniard Muguruza, 25, nicked a tight final set in front of about 250 remaining fans on Margaret Court Arena. "I don't agree with athletes having to physically exert themselves in the wee ...
Australian Open 2019: Johanna Konta through after beating Ajla Tomljanovic

Australian Open 2019: Johanna Konta through after beating Ajla Tomljanovic

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Australian Open 2019Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 JanuaryCoverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January.Johanna Konta boosted British hopes at the Australian Open with a titanic three-set win over home player Ajla Tomljanovic in Melbourne.The British number one, 27, won a final-set tie-break to edge a finely balanced match.She joins Katie Boulter and Dan Evans in round two after a 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 7-6 (10-7) win. Konta will play two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza next after the Spaniard beat Saisai Zheng 6-2 6-3.Konta, who reached...