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Welcome back to Wimbledon and what a story has unfolded here this


afternoon. Outstanding performance from the British number one, Jo


Konta who came back from one set down to defeat the world number two


Simona Halep under the roof on Centre Court. A scream from a


spectator put off both players on match point but the point stood and


Jo was announced the winner. Even when it got tight, Jo kept to her


game plan and has got a place in the Wimbledon semifinal. Incredible


match from start to finish and the crowd loved it, standing ovation for


both players, richly deserved. This young lady, we have a new British


superstar here at Wimbledon and we will look forward to her in the


semifinal on Thursday. Billie Jean King, winner of 20 Wimbledon titles,


you know what it's like to play that kind of match when it gets that


tight, how impressed were you with Jo? Totally impressed, impressed


with her whole story, from sticking to what she believed in and learning


to be the best she can be. Jo is going to get better than she is now.


She went out and she stayed decisive, she knew her game plan,


she knew that she would miss more shots than Halep, don't get upset,


hang in there and stay true to the game plan because she wasn't going


to bring the other way, she had to be the aggressor. That's easier said


than done. You have to be appropriately aggressive and being


appropriately aggressive isn't easy because sometimes you get overly


aggressive, you start making too many unforced errors. You must make


more winners than unforced errors and that's what she did, 48 and 36.


Halep probably wasn't going to have many unforced errors because she is


more of a retriever. Such a delicate balance to do that and I thought Jo


stayed the course, even when new could see people talking, I was in


the lounge watching a bit and people said she was wobbling. She stayed


with her game plan and in the end she knew that was how she was going


to win and he did it in front of the greatest crowd. I'd just love


playing here, I wish I'd been British! If you are British at


Wimbledon, if you embrace the energy that people give you, and how much


they love and want you to win, they haven't had doubles winners, so they


are so appreciative when they finally have a great player, like


they did in 77 with Virginia Wade and now this chance hopefully for


Jo. I can't wait, I'm exhausted by watching that match. We all are.


Talking about the stats, we knew that she had to accept she would


make more unforced errors but she couldn't play Halep's game, she had


to play her own. That is the rub, because it was such an even match.


It was so tense, every game. Somebody would be ahead 30-0 and


then it would be 30-30. That's what happens on grass. Jo said after the


match in her interview, things happen so fast here. You work hard


to get ahead in a match, so many times I felt bad that I had got


ahead even 5-4 and all of a sudden I lost the set 7-5, what happened? It


feels like it took forever to get ahead but takes no time to lose it.


Well, she played so well. It has been a privilege to watch that last


set with you. Hats off to Jo Konta, she deserved everything she has. We


are heading straight out to Centre Court. Because of the rain the last


remaining quarterfinal has been moved onto Centre Court, this is


Vandeweghe against my Boruc over -- against Rybarikova. Let's go to


Centre Court. COMMENTATOR: They will be crowding


around their TV sets in the home city of Rybarikova. Ranked 87 in the


world, although she has been ranked as high as 31. Two surgeries in the


last year, to her wrist and her knee and she is on the verge of something


enormous here. First ever Grand Slam quarterfinal, for the 2080 role. --


28-year-old. What has she got right here, tactically? Using so much


variety, she's so skilful. Very good mover. She is able to absorb the


pace from Vandeweghe, different speeds, using different lengths as


well. This is where Vandeweghe has got to calm down here, give herself


more margin, remember that Rybarikova may be nervous, trying to


cross the finish line. Got to earn it.


Whoa. 25th error from her and it looks like Rybarikova, unseeded,


will join the semifinal line-up at the modern. -- at Wimbledon.


So, Tracy, what has been up with Coco because she was broken in her


opening service game and she hasn't recovered. I wonder if she's feeling


so much pressure because of the opportunity, because she is a former


quarterfinalist here, grass being her favourite surface. She has been


the favourite in each match she has played and she was the favourite


here. Rybarikova, 87 in the world, first-time major quarterfinalist and


Coco missing by big margins today, she's just never looked comfortable.


Rybarikova on the flip side, it looks like she's played multiple


quarterfinals in majors, very calm and composed. Following her game


plan beautifully. Three hours ago they came off the court in the rain,


a court that had lost its hat, but now they are on the Centre Court


which has got its hat on. Two different situations but it's


Rybarikova who has handled it far better. Vandeweghe these days under


the watchful eye of Pat Cash but he can only watch in some frustration


as Vandeweghe, with the new balls, serving to stay in the last of these


ladies quarterfinals. Just falling apart, serving 31% of


first serves in. Rybarikova on the verge of becoming


the first Slovak woman ever to make the Wimbledon semifinal. It was


Sybil Cove last year who made the quarters. And to Covert back in 2002


but none have reached the last four. The target. The forehand isn't quite


as sure and steady, Rybarikova. Nothing really has gone right for


Coco Vandeweghe. This is not the woman Uysal surging into the


quarterfinals. -- we saw surging. Match point, Rybarikova.


Those are the kind of points Pat Cash wants her to play, hit it with


enough pace, give yourself margin, getting forced errors. Right now he


would be happy with her just getting the ball in the court, in the


rectangle. Margins. That was brave. Beautifully


executed. The Centre Court has already seen


one comeback today. I'm not sure if it has the energy for another. It is


about two thirds full, many leaving after the contact Halep -- Konta


Halep encounter. This has been a nightmare for Coco


Vandeweghe. Not what she dreamt of when she went to bed last night.


Third chance to close, for Rybarikova.


Starting to serve better. Just had to let out the tension.


Vandeweghe flooring off the shackles. -- throwing off. Amazing


what they view first serves will do for your confidence. -- what a few


first serves. Getting ahead in the point.


Nice to get the first point when you're trying to serve for any


match, let alone a match of this significance.


Miss Vandeweghe is challenging the call, the ball was called in.


You hit it into the net. That's absolute baloney. He called it


before I hit it, I was standing at the ball. In my opinion it hit the


net. If he says it at the same time it is a distraction on the play.


Have you ever played tennis, if somebody calls out when you are in


motion, that a distraction. It it only isn't a distraction if the ball


has left the racket. Saying it in the middle of my hit. How does it


not affect the play, when I am in the swing? I mean, what are you


talking about? I am being serious, what are you talking about? I am in


play. I mean, you're out of line, totally wrong. How are you that


wrong? You're unbelievable. In my opinion, Kelly Thompson really


buried herself when she said you are in the middle of play when it was


called out. Out. Miss Vandeweghe is challenging the ball on the left


baseline, the ball was called in. Very close, wasn't it? It was close.


Benefit of the doubt for Coco there? Whatever, it is 30-0.


Pretty much summed up Vandeweghe's afternoon and evening. Rybarikova


has been so poised throughout her first ever Grand Slam quarterfinal.


She's got three more match points. It is a Slovak surprise. The


unseeded Magdalena Rybarikova is through to the Wimbledon semifinal.


The fairy tale continues. This is a woman who hadn't won, two surgeries


last year, and was outside the top 400 as recently as March this year.


Coming to Wimbledon, her preparation wasn't the Gold tour, it was


Elkington and elsewhere, winning both tournaments and now she finds


herself in a Wimbledon semifinal. For Vandeweghe, Tracey, just under


pressure, didn't deliver, utter devastation. 30 unforced errors


compared to just eight, four Rybarikova. Rybarikova just handled


the situation so much better, staying calm and composed, really


executing a terrific game plan. Vandeweghe, very rattled. Look at


the little smile, she can't believe it. I'm afraid you're going to have


two, Magdalena. You've got the 14th seed, Muguruza and a date on Centre


Court, Thursday afternoon. First ever Slovak woman to make a


Wimbledon women's semifinal. What a week for Rybarikova, she couldn't


have believed it last year, sitting on her sofa at home, her wrist in


plaster, her knee up on a chair. Couldn't have imagined playing


tennis like this but it always brings up fairy tales and this is a


very special one. In the end, it was routine. Straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.


One hour and 14 minutes. It was a dream quarterfinal. Let's speak to


Magdalena. Congratulations, first Slovak woman to appear in a


Wimbledon semifinal. Can you put this into words? No, can't believe


it, really can't believe it. I would have never believed I could be in a


semifinal before this tournament. I am really speechless right now. So


happy and grateful. The contrast in emotions from now on to this time


last year, you were out for seven months, dropping to 400 in the world


rankings as recently as March and now you are a semifinalist at


Wimbledon, playing the tennis of your life. It was a very difficult


time and I was sad about it. I had a tough time and right now, I'm here.


Everything paid off, my rehabilitation, my work. The people


behind that, it is incredible. I'm sorry, I am so happy, I am really


speechless. You've created history, you deserve to be. You had wins in


Surbiton and Ilkley at the lower level but this is a different level,


this is Wimbledon. How have you kept it together, keeping so calm and


progressing so impressively? I was afraid because I have only played


smaller tournaments and I didn't know how I would play here. I've


played in the semifinal at Nottingham, beating good players but


this is Wimbledon and I couldn't have expected to play like this.


Beating Coco 6-3, 6-3, which is amazing for me. I was glad I was


focused, even changing court and here I am. It does not get any


easier, Muguruza coming in the semifinal but the way you are


playing, surely you fear no one? I played her grass and won a few years


ago but it will be a different class, she impressed me a lot,


playing really well and it will be really tough. I am not the


favourite. I hope I enjoyed the match. The words Magdalena


Rybarikova, Wimbledon semifinalist, can you believe it? No, I will have


to sleep on it. Congratulations again, well done. Amazing story,


with all of the injuries, coming back to the tour in February and now


she is in the last four at Wimbledon. We have a few minutes


left, Clare will be here in Today at Wimbledon soon. We will show the


conclusion of a match that took place on Court Two and our chance to


look at Jamie Murray, his partner in the mixed doubles, Martina Hingis,


facing Hradecka and Jebavy of the Czech Republic. Murray and Hingis


taking the first sets. Jebavy is difficult to predict,


isn't he? Some awkward shots, but you saw there, wonderful touch.


We've seen it all in one game. We mentioned it, you know, the loose


shots on the easy balls, you think he should make and then this


beautiful shot, crosscourt, nice touch, enough underspend. Not an


easy shot to hit. They are the kind of shots, when you watch doubles and


mixed doubles, I think the crowd enjoy the variety, finding different


angles, it isn't all about power. You need variety. A match that


started over three hours ago but we had two rain delays. Here is Jamie


Murray to try and get him self and Martina through to the


quarterfinals. Hingis and Murray and the net, their


hands are too good. If you hit it flat and hard and then, this is what


happens. Look at the technique on the backhand volley from Hingis and


there is the winner from Murray. Nice touch.


Talking of touch, how about that? That's how good he is at the net. A


good half-volley followed up by another beautiful shot. Judy quite


like that as well. There is the half-volley, and there is the angle


on the next one. Look how he was always looking to move forwards.


That wouldn't have gone over if he didn't do that. Three match points.


Away it goes and they are through to the last eight.


A really enjoyable match. It has gone according to form. Their first


two matches together, Murray and Hingis, two from two and they


haven't dropped a sets so far. I wonder where Carol Kirkwood had


gone! That was earlier today, this is the weather now, it has moved in.


Don't go anywhere because next we have Today at Wimbledon. Men's


quarterfinal stage tomorrow, and Andy Murray is first on Centre




Live quarter-final action from Wimbledon presented by Sue Barker. Last year's women's draw saw unseeded Elena Vesnina dispatch Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final.

During the BBC's coverage throughout the tournament, we hear from some of the great past champions who have contributed to the rich history of Wimbledon, and we relive some of the Championships' most famous moments from down the years.