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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Five-time winner Venus Williams ended Johanna Konta's hopes of becoming the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon final for 40 years.
The nation's hopes were resting on Konta after defending champion Andy Murray crashed out of the tournament, losing to American Sam Querrey on Wednesday, and spectators on Centre Court waved Union Jack flags and cheered for the last Briton standing in the singles competition.
Konta was aiming to write her name into Wimbledon folklore as she looked to become the first Briton into the women's final since Virginia Wade won the title in 1977, but the American had other ideas by pulling off a masterful 6-4 6-2 win in 73 minutes.