Day 8 Australian Open Tennis


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Action from the fourth round, including Ekaterina Makarova v Johanna Konta. Johanna Konta will be looking to replicate her excellent 2016 run where she reached the semi-finals.


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CHEERING COMMENTATOR: The world's best is

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out. STUDIO

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Andy Murray has packed his bags. And Dan Evans's golden run in Melbourne

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too is over. But for Johanna Konta, the dream continues. Johanna Konta

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looks like a woman on a mission. She has been playing formidable tennis

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in Melbourne so far and today's opponent was Russian Ekaterina

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Makarova. For both players, it is a case of deja vu.

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COMMENTATOR: This is going to be a contest... First set to Makarova by

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six games to four. Another poor reply from Makarova decides the set

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in favour of Johanna Konta, one set all. What a result! Outstanding

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results for Johanna Konta. First British woman to make the

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quarterfinal of a Grand Slam since 1987. So, a familiar foe for Johanna

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Konta today, but come through this meeting

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-- with Ekaterina Makarova and a whole new challenge awaits, because

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six time champion Serena Williams is through to the quarterfinals and she

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will play the Konta or Makarova next.

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We joined the action with Konta three games to one up.

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COMMENTATOR: Is getting low for that ball, a lot of Spain, working the

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angle. That is a big shot. She likes to go

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down the line, she's not afraid to go forward if she the opening. -- if

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she sees the opening. Well, that's a great example I think

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it, because she served the last three or four serves down the T on

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that deuce side. So that's a nice way to mix it up, keep your opponent

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guessing. Just missed.

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UMPIRE: Miss Makarova is challenging the ball on the baseline, the ball

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was called out. I think it was out. We will see. Though no.

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It was in. How have you got on with the challenges over the course of

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the tournament, Jelena? I think it was 9-2, something like that! Not

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bad. Good control on the server too, 167.

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That T serve working particularly well on that side. She hasn't really

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given Makarova any chance on her serve. She has served five aces

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already in this match is. And it is for games to one, for Jo

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Konta. Well, I think that is what Konta

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makes you do a bit, because she takes the ball early and is

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aggressive, so when you do have a chance and an opening, you feel like

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you really have to go for it because if you don't, she will. So you start

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making more and more errors. That is just beautiful control by again.

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This is the variety you like to see from the top players. They will step

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in and make that move forward and do it nicely. Not overplaying. Look at

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that height over the net, she has really got some margin for error.

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She does hit the ball quite hard and take it early, but she does have

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that margin for error. There is height above the net on most of her

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shots. Just able to do what she likes at the moment. That was well

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inside the baseline, but that serve was very slow. She's going to have

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to do a lot better or at least get better placement against Konta.

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Jo Konta serving for the opening set now, five games to one. I think it

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has been all but Jo Konta so far and Makarova hasn't been given the

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chance and the time on the court to do what she wants to do. Makarova

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only has three winners and five unforced errors. It's not bad, but

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Konta, only three unforced errors and ten winners. Which is... Well,

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its dominance, isn't it? Yet, it's pretty great. -- yeah.

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Really the only blemish so far on serve for Jo Konta. That first

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double fault. You can see Makarova try to guess

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there. You start to do that when you really have no idea where your

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opponent is going to serve all play, so she tried to guess and she did

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guess wrong. Well, it has been all Jo Konta in

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this set, and she has got two set points now. It was a difficult shot

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from Makarova, she really got under that too much, difficult depth.

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And she finishes it off nicely! Another ace. Jo Konta takes the

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first set 6-1. UMPIRE: New balls please.

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6-1 that first set. Konta hardly giving Makarova a look in so far, so

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would this be another straightforward win? We joined the

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first set at 2-1 and on serve for now.

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Well, I think Makarova just got a little bit lucky there. She is

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staying in the rallies longer. Yes, I was going to say, good effort to

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stay in that point. She has got those unforced errors down a little

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bit. Just missing a few serves here, down

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to 33% in this set. Great defence from Makarova. Just

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that moment there, where -- where Konta was waiting for the

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ball to come to her before playing her next shot. She had a shot neck a

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forehand which really drag Makarova, maybe she could have come to the net

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on that shot. She really does have great ground strokes on both sides

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and she can really take advantage of that.

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This is it, under a bit of pressure on her serve now. It is a great

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serve. Again to the body of Makarova.

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Makarova has stayed tough, laid some tough points, made contact play on a

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lot of shots. Now she has her first break point for the match.

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And she gets there! Is a momentum change. It is 3-1 in the second set.

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Well, that is her first real chance since she got in this match and she

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took it. I think Konta will be disappointed with that service game.

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We talked about her being about 75% in that first set and down to only

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30% right now. So a real difference. Coming down from that high level of

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tennis she was playing in the opening set. Within a couple of

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games of the opening of the second. That is her favourite shot. The

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confidence growing for Ekaterina Makarova.

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And again. Playing a lot better in the second set.

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We talked about that second serve and she doesn't have a great second

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serve. She doesn't do a huge amount of double faults. But the second

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serve just doesn't have enough speed on it.

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Back to what we saw in the opening set really. That one sitting up

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right in the hitting zone. Well, two double faults in this

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game? Really went for that serve, so a bit of that pressure again from

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Konta, standing inside the court on that second serve.

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The left-handed serve coming in handy, the ball swinging away, Konta

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at full stretch to try to get it back. That is what the right-handers

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will have a problem with, that swing serve.

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APPLAUSE Makarova hangs on! Gets the lead to

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4-1 now in the second set. So, is a change here in this second

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set. Jo Konta now under pressure. 1-4 in the second set.

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She will be looking to serve a little bit better in this next game.

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Down to 30% of first serves in in this set.

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Important for Konta to hold her serve here. Get another chance at a

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Makarova serve, which she has been able to break today.

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Makarova had an opportunity to lean into that lob. Just didn't do enough

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with that. This was not a difficult shot, she has made the mistake of

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maybe coming forward. Back on track for Jo Konta, holding

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to love. So, the pressure is back on Makarova

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right now. That's a great point. Makarova needs

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to be careful here not to let Konta get a look at too many second

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serves. She's really stepping into that. Well inside the baseline.

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Great point. That second serve was only 125.

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APPLAUSE I was thinking, that ball was

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heading into the net, so she didn't go for it. -- Jo Konta was thinking

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the ball was heading into the net. UMPIRE: Miss Makarova is challenging

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the call on the right baseline. The umpires will just signal from the

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chair whether the ball is in or out. Let's see. She didn't miss that, --

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if she didn't miss that, I wonder if she would have asked for the

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challenge. Yeah. So, in a bit of trouble here.

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That is a great return from Konta. Great return, good depth. As we saw

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throughout the opening set. Two break points for Jo. A few better

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games from her. Cut down the unforced errors. Maybe just took

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some pace of the ball a little bit, made sure she got a few balls in.

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That is a better serve. She is back in the contest in this

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second set! We are back on serve. It is Makarova 4-3 in the second set.

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So, 54 minutes in, punter getting things

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-- Konta getting things back contract now. Konta's first serve

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percentage, as we've said commedia glow in the second set, 43%, but she

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does win 83% of points behind her first turf. -- first serve. I think

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I agree with you. I will say in. Let's see how we go. Both players

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staying on that side of the court. Hey, no problem! They should have

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just asked us! It is an ace. Her sixth ace of the match.

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She has had not a lot but a couple of balls that Makarova has been able

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to slice off both sides that go low. Konta has a bit of trouble with that

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on the backhand side. Just doesn't get low enough to give it enough

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spin to get it over the net. Some tough points that Makarova is

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playing here. She is making this a good battle right now, tight contest

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between these two players. That's the way to do it! Great

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serve. Get out of trouble with another ace. Racking them up today.

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That is a seventh or the match. There is a real difference between

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these two players in their first and second serves. Konta is able to get

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a lot more free points. Not just that but her serve has really not

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been, you can't really step in and attack it, whereas with Makarova's,

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you can. That is a great point by Konta. And a great first serve.

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It is something that also Angelique Kerber has been struggling with. The

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great player that she is, imagine if she had a little bit of a better

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serve. That has gone deep! So we are level in the second set, it is for

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games all -- four games all. So, the pressure back on Makarova. She had

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4-1 in this second set and it is back to 4-4.

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And when she does go for a little bit of a bigger second serve, it is

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just too hard and too flat. There's not even a little bit of kick on it.

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And then she does the double fault. Falling a little bit to that right

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side when she is serving. Good shot by Makarova. But the ball

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a lot deeper. Great depth. The difference between the first and

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second set has been her ability to move Konta around.

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That is a great return from Konta, just trapping that ball. She has

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returned a few balls even in the rally is straight down the middle of

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the court but a little bit more into the Makarova forehand, which we said

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can break down a bit at times, and also the footwork, her feet can get

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stuck like a Vaclik what happened there.

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-- like it's actually what happened there.

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So she is going there, obviously, that's the game plan to do that.

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You can see that she is really attacking the forehand side,

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especially on the big points, and it's working.

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That is the side that is going to break down. She is not able to get

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an angle on it when she is in the middle of the court where she was on

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the last 2-3 points. Break point for Konta.

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And again, that forehand. Broken down again. Konta gets the

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break. She will come out to serve for the match at 5-4 in the second

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set. I think Makarova will be

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disappointed with herself, she had 4-1, losing her serve twice. She has

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broken pretty easily with the second serve really letting her down.

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A great turnaround for Johanna Konta, leading 5-4. She will be

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serving for the match. I think it is new balls. Yeah.

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It is a tough task here for Makarova, but full credit for Konta,

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what I talk about at the beginning of the match, her focus, positivity,

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positive body language. She is then able to do a lot in the last couple

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of games. She's able to stay strong mentally.

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She went point by point, and took it each game at a time.

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Only her second double fault of the match, her first in this set. Not a

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great time to do it, when serving for the match at 5-4, and 0-15.

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Went for it. It didn't come. So, Makarova with three break points.

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To get this back to 5-5. That's a good response. Still under

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pressure, though. She has a great serve. She's able to

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get quite good power, but I think that ball toss sometimes gets a

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little bit too low, and gives her a bit of trouble.

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And again. Great shot. It's a controlled shot, that's what

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it is. She went for it, but again, that margin for error, getting the

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height over the net. Especially down the line, I see a lot of players

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hitting that hard and flat, really going for it. So she has that

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control. That's a great serve, really smart

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serve. It's under pressure, coming from three break points down. No

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problem. Great placement. Especially on break point, that's her eighth

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ace of the match. And again. Incredible.

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It's been controlled aggression all the way through for Johanna Konta.

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Staying mentally strong, as we can see.

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Now she has match point. That's a great return. It wasn't a

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bad second serve. She really went for it.

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Great shot. Really holding that baseline.

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We talked about her getting down to the ball, and in that particular

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position, to have balance to hit through that shot, just control it

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into the open court, she did that well. Impressive, another match

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point now for Johanna Konta. And brings it up in style! The

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amazing start to 2017 continues for Johanna Konta. Through to the

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quarterfinals, impressive, 6-1, 6-4 over Ekaterina Makarova. One hour

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and nine minutes on court, and looking very good in this round of

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the Australian Open. Impressive from the beginning of a second set. There

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were a couple of games, it was a great match for her. Going into the

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quarterfinals. As we said, playing Serena Williams next.

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Congratulations, through a game, well done. You are playing some sort

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of tennis at the moment. The first set was 24 minutes, outstanding.

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Thank you. First of all, thank you to the amazing crowd again today.

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You guys are incredible. APPLAUSE Honestly, it is what makes playing

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professional tennis so amazing, playing in front of crowds like you,

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so thank you again. And I am really happy to have come

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through that. Next opponent, Serena Williams.

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Believe it or not, that's an incredible experience for me. She's

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one of the few players who is still playing who I watched growing up, so

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as a young girl growing up wanting to be a professional tennis player,

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it's an incredible chance, and I can't wait to share the court with

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her. Very nice words, but no room in the

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autograph book in two days' time, it is all business.

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Of course, once I am on court against anyone, everyone is there to

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compete and give their best. And to hedge bets in their favour and

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hopefully walk off the court as the winner. In terms of enjoying the

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opportunity and the atmosphere, and the competition and the fact that I

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get to play someone like Serena Williams, I will definitely cherish

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every minute out there. STUDIO: Johanna Konta against her

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childhood hero in the quarterfinals. She is the team forward to it, and

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so are we. We have highlights from 4:45 on Wednesday evening. Don't

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miss that one. With Konta playing the way she is, even the experts

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think she has a chance against the great Serena Williams.

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The game is there to beat anybody, but it is a big ask, when you have

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never played Serena Williams. To beat her at a Grand Slam

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quarterfinals, but you never know. But she has the game to beat

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anybody. What does she need to do in the

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match to be successful? She needs to have a game plan, follow it and

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believe in it, and commit on every shot. You have doubts, with Serena,

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it is your life. Know what to do and be brave enough to do it.

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Sound advice. Two other fourth-round matches today, Pliskova beat

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Gavrilova, and the last remaining Australian, much to the crowd was my

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dismay. In the last eight, Pliskova faces Lucic-Baroni, who beat

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American qualifier Jennifer Brady. Amazingly, it is the first time

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Lucic-Baroni has reached a clan Slam quarterfinal since 1999.

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In the men's draw, Rafael Nadal goes from strength to strength, back from

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injury, he beat Gael Monfils in four sets. He will face third seed Milos

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Raonic, after he saw off Roberto that is staggered in four sets.

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There were also wins for David Goffin and Grigor Dimitrov, who

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looks back to his best. He beat Denis Istomin to reach the first

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Grand Slam quarterfinal for him in more than two years.

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This is the full line-up for the men's quarterfinals. Roger Federer

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takes on Andy Murray's and Cara, Mischa Zverev, playing his first

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quarterfinal at a major. There is an intriguing clash between 2014 winner

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Stan Wawrinka and former runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. While Milos

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Raonic meets Rafael Nadal, and David Goffin faces Grigor Dimitrov. It is

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the first time in a decade that Murray and Djokovic have not been in

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a final and the news is sinking in. You cannot exclude the last six

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months of Andy's life, maybe just too much too soon, with the

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off-season so short. He gave so much of himself winning Wimbledon and the

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Olympics. And the number one ranking on the line in the very last match

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of the year. It is a lot of emotional and mental energy. I am

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sure... he did not look happy the whole tournament, he was yapping at

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his box even when things were going well. It is just mental tiredness,

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and I am sure he will sort it out. He just won a Grand Slam, there are

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still three left. He is favourite in every other Grand Slam still. This

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Grand Slam is better because the court is much faster. If you go for

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big shots, if you come to the net, it helps you. The last couple of

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years, the best tennis was played in the Australian Open by far.

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I never thought that Mr -- Mischa Zverev as Denis Istomin would be

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those two guys. The top guys are beatable, especially on a faster

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court. It happened in completely different circumstances, but two

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huge surprises, no doubt about that. With the top two seeds gone, Roger

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Federer is the bookies favourite for the title now, and we have

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highlights of the quarterfinal against Germany's Mischa Zverev

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tomorrow on BBC Two from 4:4 five. We also have highlights of the world

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indoor Bowls tracking chip tonight from 12:15am.

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Quarterfinals for Johanna Konta for a second year. It is her first

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chance to take on the great Serena Williams. She says it is a challenge

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she is going to cherish, but it would be a win she'd never forget.

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Thanks for watching, goodbye. The amazing start to 2017 continues

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for Johanna Konta. Returning soon to BBC Two -

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all about people. Each week, everyone we talk about

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will share the same name.

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Katherine Downes with the best of the action from the fourth round of the Australian Open in Melbourne, including Ekaterina Makarova v Johanna Konta.

At this stage last year, Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final for 32 years by beating Ekaterina Makarova.

In the men's draw, former champion Stan Wawrinka lost a five-set thriller to Milos Raonic.