British number one Johanna Konta is into the Wimbledon quarter-finals after beating former champion Petra Kvitova in three sets, 4-6 6-2 6-4. Their last match was also played on the grass court at Birmingham in 2018 with the Czech player winning the match in straight sets.
Jo Konta powered her way towards a showdown with Serena Williams on Monday as the American was hit with an £8,000 fine for damaging a championship court at Wimbledon.
Karolina Muchova won her all-Czech battle with third seed Karolina Pliskova as the third set threatened to look like a stalemate before the unseeded Muchova managed to break serve and secure her own to win the final frame by a score of 13-11.
The first set was evenly fought, with neither women facing a break point on serve throughout the opening eight games of this fourth round clash.
Konta showed character and determination to come from a set behind to defeat Kvitova 4-6 6-2 6-4 in impressive fashion.
In fact it was Konta who had the first openings but, from 4-4 15-40, Kvitova sent down four strong serves to avert the danger.That left Konta serving to stay in the set, and she could not manage it.
The British player, though, suffered no such nerves when presented with two more on her following service game. To know I have the capability to stay there as long as I need to - even if I lose the first set, I know I have every opportunity to get back into the match.
She missed a set point at 5-1 and then took a medical time-out to have strapping applied to her left ankle, but she did not seem concerned by the problem and served out the set with an ace.
Top seed Ashleigh Barty, Serena Williams and Britain's last remaining singles hope Johanna Konta are all in action as well as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.