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Johanna Konta reaches Wimbledon semi-finals with victory over Simona Halep

Jo Konta is the first British woman to make the Wimbledon semi-finals since Virginia Wade in 1978 after beating Romania’s Simona Halep 7-6, 6-7, 4-6.

The Brit fought valiantly back from a set down in a tense encounter under Centre Court’s closed roof but Halep, who was recently runner-up at Rolland Garros, couldn’t handle Konta’s ferocity and precision as she sent SW19 wild with a historic win. 

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