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Nature Valley Open: Johanna Konta reaches semi-final as Katie Boulter loses

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Nature Valley Open: Johanna Konta reaches semi-final as Katie Boulter loses

Britain’s Johanna Konta beat compatriot Heather Watson en path to the semi-finals in Nottingham

British primary Johanna Konta beat Dalila Jakupovic on the Nature Valley Open to achieve her first semi-final since final 12 months’s Wimbledon.

Fourth seed Konta beat the 118th-ranked Slovenian 6-4-6-2 to arrange a semi-final assembly with Donna Vekic.

Vekic beat Konta in final 12 months’s remaining in Nottingham, however Konta overcame the Croat throughout her run at Wimbledon.

Fellow Briton Katie Boulter, nevertheless, fell to a straight-set quarter-final defeat by prime seed Ashleigh Barty.

Australian Barty wanted simply 59 minutes to wrap up a 6-Zero 6-2 victory over the British quantity 4.

Barty will play both Japan’s Naomi Osaka or Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu within the final 4.

Konta, enjoying in sturdy winds, trailed Jakupovic 3-1 within the first set, however rallied to shut out the set in 45 minutes.

The 2 traded breaks to start the second set, however Konta received the ultimate 4 video games to safe victory.

“I had by no means performed her earlier than so there was all the time going to be an adjustment interval for me,” Konta, 27, advised Eurosport.

“It was difficult out right here once more.”

Elsewhere, Britain’s Harriet Dart misplaced her Manchester Trophy quarter-final 6-Four 6-Three to Belgium’s Ysaline Bonaventure.

BBC Sport – Tennis

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