Johanna Konta adds US Open quarter-final to impressive recent Grand Slam record

Johanna Konta salutes crowd

Johanna Konta is determined not to rest on her laurels after she continued her recent brilliant Grand Slam form at the US Open.

Konta reached the semi-finals of the French Open this year, as well as a Wimbledon quarter-final, and she can now add a quarter-final at Flushing Meadows to that impressive list after beating third-seed Karolina Pliskova.

Czech star Pliskova looked to be in control of the match, as she was a set and a break up – but it was Konta who prevailed.

“It was important not to panic or be worried,” Konta said about fighting back from a set and a break down.

“I was doing a lot of good things out there and I kept into perspective I was playing the number three player in the world.

“I was pleased with what I was doing in that first set, even though I wasn’t able to come through, and I definitely felt there was a lot for me to build on.

“I trust in my ability to create more opportunities and I managed to do that.”

Konta is now the first British woman to reach the US Open quarter-finals since Jo Durie 36 years ago.

“I’m really pleased with that and, more specifically, this season to make it three quarter-finals in successive Grand Slams is a tremendous achievement.

“I will enjoy this but I have to keep looking forward and try to go one, two or three steps further.”

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