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Serena Williams beats Johanna Konta in Australian Open quarter-final – as it happened - The Guardian

Some nice words from Serena about Konta in her courtside interview – “She's definitely a future champion here for sure” – but really, the American was rarely in danger of losing today. A slight wobble early in the second set gave her a brief scare, but ...and more »

Australian Open loss reveals different side to emotional Johanna Konta - The Guardian

This Australian Open – like tennis, sport and life, essentially – has echoed to the opening and slamming of doors of missed opportunity, from the entirely unexpected exits of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to the more predictable departure of Johanna ...and more »

Serena Williams ends Johanna Konta's Australian Open run in quarter-final - The Guardian

Johanna Konta will console herself with the stark reality that she lost to a six-times champion here on a warm Wednesday afternoon, but she will know too that Serena Williams, who beat her for the loss of five games in an hour-and-a-quarter at Rod ...and more »

Johanna Konta a model of competitive cool as Serena Williams awaits - The Guardian

What is most remarkable about even discussing Johanna Konta playing Serena Williams in the quarter-final of a grand slam is that it seems entirely normal. As Martina Navratilova said on Monday, “She looks like she belongs.” Konta, ranked 47th in the ...and more »

Serena Williams beats Barbora Strýcová: Australian Open round four – as it happened - The Guardian

So, Serena Williams remains on course for a seventh Australian Open title, despite an outing that was far her most fluent. Of most concern will be her first serve (she ended the match with 45% having gone in) and that is something she will, by her own ...and more »

How Tennis Australia allowed World No.9 Johanna Konta to walk for England - Herald Sun

AMONG other things, Johanna Konta's passage to the Australian Open quarter-finals underlines the pitfalls of tennis talent identification. At a time when Australian tennis is riven with politics and claims of wildcard and funding inequality, Konta ...and more »

Serena Williams admits she has been studying "very attacking" Jo Konta ahead of Australian Open showdown -

Serena Williams has revealed she has been swotting up on Jo Konta before taking on the British No 1 in a blockbuster Australian Open quarter-final. Konta claimed facing the iconic American is the ultimate test in tennis as she seeks to become the first ...and more »

Serena Williams beats Johanna Konta to deny British No 1 place in Australian Open semi final -

Serena Williams knocked Jo Konta out of the Australian Open today – and then claimed the British No1 is a future champion here. The world No 2 was ultimately too quick and too strong for the world No 9 as she won 6-2 6-3 in 75 minutes. But the American ...and more »

Johanna Konta to face Serena Williams in Australian Open quarter final after win over Ekaterina Makarova -

Jo Konta blasted her way into quarter-finals of the Australian Open – and will now face Serena Williams . The world No 9, the only British player left in the first Grand Slam of the season, needed three long sets to get past Ekaterina Makarova in the ...and more »

Johanna Konta sets up Australian Open quarter-final date with Serena Williams - The Guardian

Johanna Konta, who was drowning outside the world's top 150 two years ago, looked every inch a potential grand slam champion in booking a quarter-final against Serena Williams with another excellent performance to beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-4 in ...and more »