Wimbledon 2017: Johana Konta and Heather Watson go through

Konta celebrates after winning a point in her first round match at Wimbledon on Monday

Konta celebrates after winning a point in her first round match at Wimbledon on Monday

This will be our first meeting on grass, so we'll see how that changes things.

"We've seen her on the court crumble more emotionally than anything else, but on the biggest court, with the whole stadium packed for her, she stood up time and time again".

She said: "It is happening because we have got some great players". You need to try and block that out for sure, but then it's part of the Centre Court experience. Of course, he's the defending champion. She was going for her shots and playing really fast. He's the favourite. Nothing to say.

"So I get that day completely to do with it what I wish". Finally, the next generations continued to emerge, with Ana Konjuh beating Irina-Camelia Begu and Naomi Osaka taking out Barbora Strycova, plus Carina Witthoeft advancing.

Konta, 26, said: "He's helping me a lot on bringing out what's true to me, how I play instinctively".

"So, like, that's always in my head when I'm out here", Brengle said, pointing a finger at her right temple.

Konta's first match at Wimbledon certainly looks like a good omen.

'I wasn't satisfied being No 80 in the world but that was my ranking and that was the best that I did, ' he said.

A British woman had not won a top-level title on home soil since Sue Barker in 1981. With Heather Watson also having made it past the second stage, the United Kingdom has two women still in the singles draw for the first time since 1986, when Jo Durie and Anne Hobbs made it through. But an updated version emerged on Wednesday who had the potential to inspire a generation; she was like an assured director of a great sporting drama, feeding off and engaging with the passionate crowd as she plotted a nail-biting storyline.

"I'm just hoping I can add a little to that".

"I feel like I'm seeing the ball very big and am moving well". "I look at it as continuous building and continuous work in every single match and practice that I have". I feel very fortunate to come through that'.

Watson, who made the Eastbourne semis, has an extra incentive to overcome multi-Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka and make the last 16 - coach Morgan Phillips will shave his legs!

Azarenka only returned to the court last month in Mallorca after giving birth in December.

Watson took out 18th seed Sevastova while in one of the last matches on court, 17th seed Madison Keys fell to Italy's Camila Giorgi.

But it was much harder going for the sixth seed in the second set as Vekic broke serve in the fifth game to assume control. "Most importantly, I am looking forward to having another round here and competing as best I can".

Asked about his limp between points, he replied: "Whether it's something that's just happened. like, subconsciously, my hip's been sore, I have no idea".

Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone bid farewell to the All England Club after she was beaten in straight sets by fourth seed Elina Svitolina, while recent titlist Jelena Ostapenko came from a set down to defeat qualifier Francoise Abanda and reach the third round.

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