Konta vs Kvitova LIVE: British ace wins to set up Wimbledon quarter-final against Barbora Strycova

The British No1 has been near faultless so far at this year's SW19, getting through to the last-16 after battling from a set-down to beat Sloane Stephens.

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  • Joshua Jones50 minutes agoJuly 8, 2019


    KONTA 4-6 6-2 6-4 Kvitova

    Much better! Konta gets to 15-0 when Kvitova nets a forehand.

    But the Czech ace hits back with another of those crouching backhand winners.

    A big serve sees Kvitova return long… 30-15.

    Then she brings up two match points as Kvitova fluffs one into the net on the stretch…

    And she's done it! Kvitova goes long and that is it!!!

  • Joshua Jones53 minutes agoJuly 8, 2019

    KONTA* 4-6 6-2 5-4 Kvitova

    Kvitova comes in and dominates at the net for the first point then hits a clean forehand winner.

    The Czech rounds off the love service game and now Konta will have the chance to come out and serve for it… again.

  • Joshua Jones56 minutes agoJuly 8, 2019

    KONTA 4-6 6-2 5-3 Kvitova*

    Konta's service game is halted as Kvitova decides to change her racquet for some tighter strings to help control the fresh new balls.

    The Brit's drop shot just falls short but she gets back to 15-15 and then delivers a big ace down the T.

    Oh what?! Konta then has what must have been a brain freeze, slumping an apparent attempted drop shot into the net, but not before a bounce on her own side!

    Kvitova then crushes a forehand winner to bring up break point but Konta holds her nerve to force deuce…

    DOUBLE FAULT! Jo! But again she gets away with it as Kvitova nets a backhand off a 83mph serve.

    The Czech forces another break point but slices long then Konta wastes a match point into the tramlines.

    This time the drop shot works – what a time to pull it off!!

    It sets up another match point… But she wastes it and goes long and after a ten-minute game, Konta is broken!

  • Joshua Jones1 hour agoJuly 8, 2019

    KONTA* 4-6 6-2 5-2 Kvitova

    Kvitiva shows her Grand Slam-winning class in an attacking service game.

    She gets to 40-15 and seals it with an ace.

    Where has that been lately?

    Pressure on Konta now…

  • Joshua Jones1 hour agoJuly 8, 2019

    KONTA 4-6 6-2 5-1 Kvitova*

    Are the nerves setting in? Konta has looked pretty much faultless for the last set and a half.

    But she finds herself 15-40 down on her serve. She goes big on the first and Kvitova misses a routine forehand to bring it back to deuce.

    And then she closes it out and is now just one game away…

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