Britain's Konta through to Wimbledon quarter final after beating former champion Kvitova


Twelve months ago, she was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the juniors competition at SW19 but has now become a household name around the globe, the world mesmerised by her journey.

On the tweet by Obama, Gauff - who describes herself as "weird" and "goofy" - said: "I was super excited".

It certainly looked that way in the early stages as she thumped victor after winner - 11 in the first five games alone.

"We don't talk personally. I would like that". "I think as a British player playing in front of a home crowd or any player to play in front of a home crowd, you're always going to be spoilt for support, spoilt for just energy that they give you". Halep, though, has experience of the latter stages at Wimbledon, reaching the semi-finals in 2014 and two quarter-finals since then.

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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 previous year.

Britian's quest for a Wimbledon champion in 2019 is still alive as Johanna Konta booked her place in the quarterfinals with an upset win against sixth seed and two-time champion Petra Kvitova, blitzing the Czech with a stunning comeback after dropping the first set. Their last match was also played on the grass court at Birmingham in 2018 with the Czech player winning the match in straight sets. Kvitova started started playing really free and hitting through the balls - she was playing really well and I expected it to go to 5-5 at some point.

"Overall I'm just pleased that I competed well", said Konta.

"She has been playing really well for two years, this year she was finalist Australia, I know she is playing incredible since she came back from the accident, I am looking forward to playing against a great champion like her, I really want the match to come". "I've never been able to do that before", the British told the press.