Johanna Konta reaches semi-finals of Italian Open for first time in her career | Tennis News |

Johanna Konta reaches semi-finals of Italian Open for first time in her career | Tennis News |

Johanna Konta reaches semi-finals of Italian Open for first time in her career | Tennis News |

Konta is into her first ever semi-final in Rome

Johanna Konta advanced to the Italian Open semi-finals for the first time in her career after overcoming Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova on Friday.

Konta, who was celebrating her 28th birthday, defeated Vondrousova 6-3 3-6 6-1 in one hour and 55 minutes to secure arguably the biggest victory of her career since reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2017.

The Briton had progressed to the quarter-finals after claiming back-to-back victories over Grand Slam champions Sloane Stephens and Venus Williams on Thursday, as the players were forced to play twice due to Wednesday’s washout.

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