Britain will have men’s and women’s quarter-finalists at Wimbledon for the first time since 1973 after wins for Andy Murray and Johanna Konta.
Sixth seed Konta beat France’s Caroline Garcia 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-4 on Court One to became the first British woman to reach the last eight since 1984.
Defending champion and top seed Murray then saw off Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-4 on Centre Court.
Konta will play Romanian second seed Simona Halep on Tuesday.
Murray takes on American 24th seed Sam Querrey on Wednesday.
It is 44 years since Britain last had a man and woman in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, when Roger Taylor and Virginia Wade made the last eight, and 33 years since Jo Durie was the last British woman to make it that far.
“When I was a little girl, and even now, I dreamed of being in these battles and on the big stages,” Konta told BBC Sport after her victory.
Culled: BBC Sports