Konta suffers injury scare ahead of Wimbledon, withdraws from Eastbourne semi-final

Jonathan Hernandez
July 1, 2017

A tearful Johanna Konta recovered from a nasty knock to complete a dramatic win over the world No. 1 Angelique Kerber in Eastbourne today.

Konta's high-intensity win over the 20-year-old Ostapenko would have left anyone but the fittest player utterly drained but, despite a dip at the start of the second set, she won convincingly against Kerber, her first victory in three matches against the erratic German.

Denmark's Wozniacki, 26, will in Saturday's final face Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.

First, she took out the French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 and then the world No 1 and two-time slam victor Kerber in straight sets. "But I made this decision based on my health". "I'm actually feeling not too bad".

"I actually quite like the seagulls". "What happens in the following 24 hours and the following 24 hours after that, I'll see once this 24 hours is up".

Halep, who is seeded second for Wimbledon behind Kerber struggled in the first set but calmed down in the second.

The schedule was packed on Thursday as the organisers had to clear a backlog of matches after Tuesday's play was virtually wiped out, with just a handful of minutes of play.

Next week she will compete as the first British woman ranked in the world's top 10 at Wimbledon since 1984, and yesterday she repeatedly demonstrated why.

No.7 Johanna Konta vs. No.112 Hsieh Su-Wei: This is a chance for revenge for the British No.1, who was ousted by Hsieh in a frustrating first-round loss at the French Open, bowing out 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4.

It looked as though the contest could be ended swiftly as Wozniacki broke to go 2-1 up in the second, but Watson suddenly found some rhythm, hitting straight back to love before a morale-boosting fifth game saw her rescue four break points.

When play was halted for the day, No. 2-seeded Simona Halep of Romania found herself in trouble.

Asked whether it would be a different championship without the two former champions, Muguruza said: "Not really, I think Serena is going to make a bigger impact because, you know, she has been in the final for I don't know how many years". She plays American teenager Cici Belliss.

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