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Konta breezes into Roland Garros last four

Konta breezes into Roland Garros last four
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 4, 2019. Britain's Johanna Konta greets the crowd after winning her quarterfinal match against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. REUTERS/Charles Platiau -
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PARIS (Reuters) – Jo Konta cantered into the semi-finals of the French Open on Tuesday, blitzing American Sloane Stephens 6-1 6-4 to become the first British woman into the last four in Paris since 1983.

Swinging freely, the 28-year-old pummelled groundstrokes past her opponent to secure the victory in a little over an hour.

Konta, who had never before won a match here, will face either Petra Martic or Marketa Vondrousova for a spot in the final.

The last British finalist in Paris was Sue Barker who lifted the trophy in 1976.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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