British pair of Andy Murray and Johanna Konta have reached the quarter finals of the 2017 Wimbledon after defeating Benoit Paire and Caroline Garcia on Centre Court and Court One respctively.
The quarter final appearance by the two means there are a British men and women at the quarter finals of the Wimbledon for the first time since 1973. Konta also becomes the first British woman to reach the quarter finals at Wimbledon for the first time in 33 years.
Andy Murray beat Benoit Paire in straight sets beating the French 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-4 on Centre Court. The win means the world number one will face Sam Querrey of America or South African Kevin Anderson on Wednesday.
Konta on the other side beat Caroline Garcia also from France 2-1 in a 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-4 win. She then becomes the first British woman to reach the quarter finals at Wimbledon since 1984. The win means she will have to battle Simona Halep from Romania on Tuesday.
Konta who achieved this feat said after the game;
“When I was a little girl, and even now, I dreamed of being in these battles and on the big stages”. “It was such a tough match to play”.
“She is in impressive form. It’s hard to get any rhythm when she’s serving so well and gets her first strike in”, added the young Briton.
“I was happy that I was able to get enough returns in that final game. I was trying to stay light on my feet and strong in my body”, Konta lamented.