Johanna Konta in dominant mood as she blows away Sloane Stephens at French Open
Johanna Konta continued her amazing career resurgence by absolutely dominating Sloane Stephens to move into the French Open semi-finals.
The British number one, who had a horrendous 2018, came to Paris having never won a match at Roland Garros, but she will be set for a rankings boost after an incredible 6-1, 6-4 win over last year’s runner-up Stephens.
“This is my first match on the new Chatrier and to play one of the best players in the world and to play at the level I did, I feel very proud of myself.
“I’m just so pleased to have gone through,” Konta said in her on-court interview.
“Definitely dealing with the conditions out here, it’s super windy, and an opponent like Sloane who can run away with that match.
“I’m just pleased I was able to keep her on the back foot.”
Konta will now face either Croatia’s Petra Martic or Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova for a place in her first Grand Slam final.
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