Konta, who was the runner-up in the Nottingham Open last year, went on to become the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon singles semi-finals since Virginia Wade in 1979.
As the country’s highest ranked player for three decades, the pressure is on Johanna Konta to be the first British winner of the ladies’ singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977.
KIERAN GILL IN NOTTINGHAM: Britain has high hopes that the world No 8 will be their own Wimbledon wonder with the SW19 tournament now less than three weeks away.
LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) - Five-times champion Venus Williams rolled back the years to reach her first Wimbledon final since 2009 with a clinically executed 6-4 6-2 victory over British hope Johanna Konta on Thursday.
Johanna Konta has become the first British woman in 32 years to reach the top-10 after sealing a place in the final of the China Open.