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SportFrench Open: Johanna Konta loses semi-final of Roland-Garros

16:52  07 june  2019
16:52  07 june  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Watch the best moments of the match opposing Johanna Konta and Marketa Vondrousova at the semi - final of # RolandGarros 2019. This is the official YouTube Channel of Roland Garros , home of the French Open . The tournament 2019 will run from 20 May - 09 June.

Johanna Konta had not won a match at Roland Garros until this year. 2019 French Open . Johanna Konta missed out on becoming the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam final since 1977 by losing to Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in the French Open semi - finals .

Britain's Johanna Konta has lost the French Open semi-final to Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets.

French Open: Johanna Konta loses semi-final of Roland-Garros© Reuters Johanna Konta congratulates Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic

Konta was seeking to become the first British woman to reach the Roland-Garros final since Sue Barker, who won the title in 1976.

But she lost 7-5, 7-6 (2) to Vondrousova.

Konta got off to an excellent start, winning the first 10 points of the match. But she let a golden chance to win the opening set slip away when she failed to convert on three set points at 5-3.

French Open: Johanna Konta loses semi-final of Roland-Garros© Reuters She became the first British woman since Jo Durie in 1983 to make it through to the last four in Paris

Playing in a front of a disappointingly sparse crowd on Court Simonne Mathieu, the British No 1 took the lead in the second set, but failed to serve it out and was forced to a tie-break.

Vondrousova, a 19-year-old-left hander, will face either Ashleigh Barty or Amanda Anisimova in the final.

Konta became the first British woman since Jo Durie in 1983 to make it through to the last four in Paris.

It was her third Grand Slam semi-final after defeats at the Australian Open in 2016 and Wimbledon two years ago.

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