Johanna Konta through to Wimbledon quarter-final after beating Petra Kvitova
Johanna Konta has reached the Wimbledon quarter-final after beating Petra Kvitova in three sets on Centre Court.
The British number one needed to come from behind, but dominated the final two sets to win 4-6 6-2 6-4.
Konta had a chance to break at 4-4 in the first set but failed to capitalise on two breakpoints. That proved crucial as Kvitova then got the first break of the match to take the first set.
The 2017 semi-finalist struck back at the start of the second set to break and then earned a crucial hold after seven deuces to lead 2-0.
Another break made it 3-0 as Konta took control. The trainer was needed at 5-2 though with Konta suffering an injury to her ankle.
That did not seem to affect her though. She served out the set to level.
Konta broke twice in the third set and saved three breakpoints on the way to taking a 5-1 lead. Kvitova held and then saw three break points saved with Konta serving for the match.
It was finally match-point for Konta but she shot wide as the game went to a fourth deuce. A beautiful drop shot gave Konta a chance at match point again but this time she struck long. With her fourth breakpoint of the game, Kvitova finally broke to make it 5-3.
Kvitova then held to love to pile the pressure on Konta but it was finally Konta’s time. Konta took a 30-15 lead when Kvitova returned long and earned two match points when Kvitova hit the net. This time, Konta made no mistake firing deep to force Kvitova to hit long.