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However, Konta is confident she can last the pace during a Wimbledon fortnight in which she has been tipped as a possible champion.

Johanna Konta has defeated Maria Sakkari in straight sets to reach the Wimbledon fourth round.

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The Aussie-born ace was superb on serve in the opening set, barring the eighth game where she had to recover from two break points down for a crucial hold.

Konta is looking to become the first British woman to win the Wimbledon singles since Virginia Wade in 1977, but there was no sign any pressure was getting to her.

He added: "We play all over the world and I'd say 90 per cent of the time you get a fairly neutral crowd".

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I don't know. I mean, her previous match was very complicated and very tough against Vekic.

"Again, I'm taking it one match at a time but I'm definitely working towards staying involved for a full two weeks".

The sixth seed will face France's No. 21 seed Caroline Garcia for a place in the quarterfinals.

Murray has won the title at the All England Club twice, but he entered this year's tournament after canceling a pair of exhibition matches because of an ailing left hip.

The No6 seed came into the tournament as an injury doubt having suffered a heavy fall which forced her to pull out of last weekend's semi-final at Eastbourne.

Along with Azarenka, Kvitova's return at the All England Club has been the feel-good story of the championships but the two-time victor will play no further part after she was beaten by Madison Brengle. So she's played well to get to that stage, as well.

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Kvitova - who suffered a career-threatening hand injury after being stabbed in December - had been well fancied for the title in 2017, however a lack of match action seemed to cost her in the London heat. Obviously we want to try and do better, aim as high as you can.

Konta was a tennis warrior and in her head vowed not to let a little bang or bump destroy her chances of playing this prestigious grass court event.

Mattek-Sands hurt herself in the third set of a second-round singles match Thursday and was taken to the hospital.

First round: 32-Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) bt Horacio Zeballos (Argentina) 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (10-8), 7-5.

Kei Nishikori dug deep to keep his Wimbledon challenge alive as the Japanese star ground out a 6-4 6-7 (7/9) 6-1 7-6 (8/6) win over Ukrainian qualifier Sergiy Stakhovsky on Wednesday.

Sakkari said a victory would give a big lift to her homeland, which is in the grip of an economic depression.

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