‘I back myself’ says Johanna Konta after reaching French Open semi-finals – video

Johanna Konta hit twice as many winners as Sloane Stephens in her 6-1, 6-4 win over the American – a convincing victory which also saw her become the first British women to reach the last four at the French Open since Jo Durie in 1983.

Konta, who had never before won a match in the main draw at Roland Garros before this year, will face either Petra Martic or Marketa Vondrousova for a spot in the final. The last British finalist in Paris was Sue Barker, who lifted the trophy in 1976.

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