Konta 33-year British drought to break beats Zhang
In the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne ® against Zhang Shuai of China celebrates after winning in the women's singles match as Britain's Johanna Konta (L) embrace.
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In the fourth round came through a three-set draining, the Sydney-born Konta ,, Zhang 6-4, 6-1 Marxism and German seventh seed Angelique Kerber set up a last-four encounter against exports.
Kerber Rod basin area at Konta Victoria Serena won twice in their last match 6-3, 7-5 surprise.
1975 (the last year that has blossomed in the 24-year-old Konta ,, a Slam before and had never been beyond the fourth round, but he (en route heading 1972) equal partner Virginia Wade Brits and Sue Barker and 1977) in Melbourne semi.
The start of the Australian Open, also in 1983 after the US Open since Jo Durie, at any Grand Slam tournament, and a semi-final and became the first British woman to reach.
"He did not make it easy," an ecstatic Konta Zhang said. "I am happy. I was able to fight every point.
"I really enjoyed it. I really enjoyed playing in front of huge crowds.
"I did not put anything on this match, I just came out and that I could have a good level of play, and I wanted to give the best entertainment possible."
Last year was ranked Konta 147 and fell in qualifying for Melbourne Park this time, but he later changed with a new mental attitude crediting, 100 places have been raised.
He surprised eighth seed Venus Williams in the first round, and Zhang more than finesse and power, is allowed to stay on a roll ever since.
His last Grand Slam, which had lost all 14 of the Chinese Star, before this year's competition, second seed Simona halepa death and wounded 15 seed source Madison was responsible for key. But the 27-year-old Konta always been playing catch-up.
A pair of comfortable service for lack of exploitation, shares, twice met each other before, two women, the match got underway.
Konta soon implement the right with a backhand shot to claim a break, Zhang put under investigation.
Zhang said he scrambled around the court looking for a player to go 3-1 in front, a break with winning and critically Curve lob consolidated his lead.
Chinese Star, disappointed with his form and nearly 133 retired last year, ranked as British served to set Konta, to serve until the eighth game did not bother.
Konta has set itself three points, but 3-5 on his first break to stay in contact with Zhang Gifts, sending down a double fault, failed to bury any pressure described the winner as a routine missing.
Sensing a way back, Zhang Konta served to reset and then made a break point as he strongly served with a volleyball. But the British fended it off and end with a big serve on his sixth set point lead.
Konta second set 3-1 before holding serve to race in front, a break to go to Zhang another player latched on an error, then opened with a break.
Zhang, once ranked 30th in the world, saw a spent force and was broken again for the fifth game. Her two match points on serve fended off, but a double-fault Konta is a third chance, and the British made no mistake this time.
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