Konta now Wimbledon favourite as seeds crash out

Konta now Wimbledon favourite as seeds crash out

Konta now Wimbledon favourite as seeds crash out

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Meanwhile one of Williams's rivals for the women's title, British No 1 Johanna Konta, beat Chinese Taipei's Hsieh Su-Wei in straight sets.

Johanna Konta lived up to her new billing as the favourite to win Wimbledon with an impressive 6-4 6-1 victory over Maria Sakkari yesterday, to become the first British woman to reach the second week at The Championships since Samantha Smith in 1998.

"I'm used to playing deep into the second week at slams and there not being any Brits there".

She will have less room for error against Garcia, who is enjoying the best season of her career after making the French Open quarter-finals in May.

"Everyone in the draw is in with a chance of taking the title - favourites also come and go", Konta said.

"I didn't feel like I moved particularly well", said Murray.

"I actively tried to avoid the radio and newspapers and so should Jo, but it's harder now with social media".

"I definitely didn't want to lose to her twice in one day", added Watson, "So I was very pleased to get through that, and to finish on a good note".

As if facing Azarenka once was not enough, the Wimbledon draws appeared to have played a cruel trick on Watson as two hours later she was facing her again in a mixed doubles match on Court 8 with Finnish partner Henri Kontinen.

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"I think there's definitely more awareness of us this fortnight". "She is playing brilliant, so aggressive, so solid and always plays well on the grass".

And, although you should say it quietly, there's been plenty of evidence to prove that she should.

"She remains very calm on the court and that's a positive thing but there can be times out there when it's good to let the emotions out as well".

"The last time I played her, I lost to her in a very close battle in Indian Wells, 7-6 in the third", Konta said. Azarenka, who gave birth to her first child in December, advanced to the fourth round by beating Heather Watson, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, on Centre Court.

Much like Andy Murray, Konta arrived at the All England Club last weekend struggling with injury and suffering from inconsistent form. I used to try to block myself off from everything at Wimbledon. "It hurt a lot today", said Watson, who was toppled by Agnieszka Radwanska in the last 32 in 2012.

The second set started in the same fashion as Konta struck in the second game and despite Sakkiri battling on valiantly, Konta's extra power meant that she remained in control and she was able to seal victory in just 76 minutes.

Wimbledon 2017: Victoria Azarenka defeats Heather Watson in a hard-fought match. Konjuh took down Dominika Cibulkova 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 boldly serving out the match.

"I'm actually seeing them a few weeks later", she smiled.

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