Johanna Konta blitzes Sloane Stephens to reach French Open semi-finals

  • Konta stuns last year’s French Open finalist 6–1, 6–4
  • Stephens takes just one point off Konta serve in second set

Johanna Konta’s Paris dream refuses to end, as she buried an in-form Sloane Stephens on the rebuilt clay of Court Philippe Chatrier, 6-1, 6-4 to become the first British semi-finalist here since Jo Durie in 1983.

It was a stunning performance, one of the best in her career, 71 minutes packed with searing serves, six aces among 25 winners, to leave the 2018 finalist clueless from start to finish.

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