Published: Tue, July 09, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Djokovic reaches quarterfinals at Wimbledon

Djokovic reaches quarterfinals at Wimbledon

British No.1, Johanna Konta battles past the no. 6 seed, Petra Kvitova 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the round of 16 at the Wimbledon Championships 2019 on Monday.

Seventh seed Simona Halep is the highest-ranked player left but Konta rejected the idea that this is a golden opportunity, saying: "Every person that's still in the draw, there's a reason why they're still in the draw".

Despite a nervy ending, Konta will undoubtedly be delighted to continue her good form at her home Grand Slam tournament, reaching the last eight for the second time after losing in just the second round past year. After struggling in the next game, the Briton went on to hold her service. Djokovic got 70 percent of his first serves in play, didn't face a single break point and hit 25 winners.

Kvitova was making a lot more errors and Konta was ruthless, winning five games in a row to lead 5-1 in the decider. She wasted two match points and Kvitova broke her on her fourth break point.

"It's fine", she said.

"I always get excited, I'm a really pumped up player, of course I still want it or else I wouldn't be here", she told BBC Sport. I mean, the balls were coming through quick.

"There's not much that I did wrong there". I think my game is just well-suited to it. So I was happy to stick with what I was doing well. "I'm really enjoying playing in front of a home crowd". Djokovic has won five of his last six matches on grass court. She's one of my role models, so it was just cool to see that she knows I exist.

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Mo'unga landed the conversion and a penalty at halftime for the defending champions to turn around with a seven-point advantage. The drill required Mo'unga to hop along on his left-leg after striking the ball, created to help with a clean follow-through.

Konta who reached the semi-final of the French Open last month, now faces Barbora Strycova on Tuesday in the quarter-finals.

Konta had treatment on one of her feet during a change of ends but said it was nothing major.

It was a chastening experience for 23-year-old Berrettini, seeded 17th, but at least it was one that was over in brutally fast fashion. It was something that is incredibly special to me.

Humbert, the world number 66, had never played a match on grass before this season and was defeated in just one hour and 42 minutes.

Konta will undoubtedly be the favourite against 33-year-old Strycova, ranked 54, although the Czech did win their only previous meeting in Tokyo two years ago. "I know what she's able to do". She knows how to play on this surface.

Djokovic will be hoping that it doesn't happen as soon as Wednesday when he will take on Goffin, a technically gifted player with the look of a former boy-band member who now wants to be taken seriously as a solo artist. "It's nice to be in the quarter-finals of a slam again".

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