Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray & Johanna Konta Break Jinx To Reach Quarter-finals

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

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