Johanna Konta ready to push her boundaries ahead of French Open quarter-final
Johanna Konta has backed herself to go even further at the French Open after reaching the quarter-finals, but she is also not putting any pressure on herself to do it.
The British number one overcame Donna Vekic to make her way into the last eight in Paris.
It’s been a tough 18 months or so for Konta, who has slipped down the rankings since reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon two years ago.
However, she says she very much feels back to her best at Roland Garros.
“I have only been at this stage a handful of times,” said Konta. “So to be back here I’m definitely very pleased.
“This is not my end goal or anything, I would love to be here until the very end, but I’m also doing my best at really enjoying the different matches I get to play and the different accomplishments that I get to experience.”
Konta faces a very tough test in the quarter-finals, where she will meet former US Open champion and last year’s French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens.
However, when asked if she felt anyone was beatable now, she certainly seemed in positive mood.
“I think that’s been the growing mood for quite some time now,” Konta said.
“It’s nice to see competitive matches and for people to also enjoy matches where nothing’s a given.”
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