Pliskova becomes world number one after Halep defeat

Posted July 12, 2017

World number one Murray will face Sam Querrey, who he leads 7-1 in career meetings, for a place in the semi-finals.

The pressure will be building up on Konta, who has worked hard on controlling her emotions on the court, and the hyperbole will hit overdrive.

Magdalena Rybarikova, who missed almost seven months after last year's Wimbledon because of injuries, is into the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the first time.

"She had an fantastic moment in Paris".

Asked if the spat would hang over their upcoming match, Konta said: "I'm playing against another tennis player, another opponent. That's the approach and the effort I put into every single match that I play".

Each day during Wimbledon I'm building a picture of the ideal tennis player by looking at a different aspect of the game.

"The first couple of matches here were tough". It's a great opportunity for me to play against one of the best in the world, and to really enjoy being in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon. But I still won.

On Friday, after beating American Madison Brengle emphatically to reach round four without yet dropping a set, Garcia hinted she wanted to play Konta on the main show court.

Indeed, the fact that of six singles tournament games played on SW19's two show courts yesterday, only two were between women did not pass unnoticed. "She looks pretty good to me".

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Romania coach Ilie Nastase was sent from the court after calling Konta and his British counterpart Anne Keothavong "bi****s" and was later banned from the stadium following a foul-mouthed rant at a British journalist. In my opinion, the public was very fair.

Konta refuses to use that as motivation even though Halep and her team were not overly sympathetic.

"Again, they were not in my shoes". "They were not being verbally threatened". The Romanian is probably the most talented player yet to win a Grand Slam. "I don't think so".

"Of course, it's a big change". Instead, any emotion will be caused by what's at stake for each player: the home hope carrying a 40-year burden and the potential next world No. 1.

Konta, 26, had become the first British woman to reach the last eight of the famous competition since 1984, and battled back from one set down to book her spot in the semi-finals.

"Well, for me, the tournament is over". I'm, like, why don't I have? When I watch at my dad, I just want to catch his eye, nothing more. I'm more focused on the work.

"I had to be the one to create my own chances and".

Pliskova reached her second major semifinal at the French Open last month, losing to Halep there.

Vandeweghe faces Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova, who has a 17-1 record on grass this season. I think it's a part of sport, the crowd getting excited and getting sometimes a little too involved.