Konta returns to Britain to the semifinals against Vondrousova

The British dominated with surprising ease Sloane Stephens (6-1 and 6-4), finalist last year, and will face on Thursday to Vondrousova, who left out Martic (7-6 and 7-5).


In a tournament that until this year was very bad (never had passed the first round). Johanna Konta continues to make history for British tennis. This Tuesday she won with surprising ease (6-1 and 6-4 in 71 minutes) to Sloane Stephens, finalist last year who eliminated Muguruza in the second round, and is the first player of his country to reach the semifinals of Roland Garros from Jo Durie in 1983.

Konta (28 years and 26 of the world), had until now as the best result the semifinals of Australia in 2016 and the Wimbledon in 2017. Only won three titles (the most important in Miami two years ago) . And has been planted in the penultimate round with a single set lost. Before Stephens he secured his serves a lot (86% of points won with first) and committed 13 unforced errors, very few. Also, he only granted a breaker ball to his opponent and saved it, a lot of merit. Now Vondrousova will be measured dreaming of being the first British to play the final in Paris since Sue Barker, champion in 1976.

Vondrousova, Grand Slam semifinalist with 19 years

Marketa Vondrousova continues to advance steadily at Roland Garros. At 19 years old, this young Czech girl has already confirmed herself as one of the great revelations of the Parisian Grand Slam after reaching the semifinals, defeating the Croatian Petra Martic by a score of 7-6 and 6-3 in her quarterfinal duel. 2 hours and 2 minutes of play.

The game was a tough battle from the first game, with long exchanges and changes of dominator in different phases of it. But at the key moments, it was Vondrousova who took that necessary step forward, as in the tie-break that closed the first set. In the end, Martic was reluctant to fall despite having two breaks disadvantage and even saved several match balls in the second set. The insistence of Vondrousova paid off, as it did not miss a single ball, and the wear ended up taking its toll on a brave Martic.

Calendar and results of the Roland Garros women's team.



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