Johanna Konta pulls out of Eastbourne semi-final

Johanna Konta pulls out of Eastbourne semi-final

Former British No 1 Sam Smith said on BBC: "I've seen some terrible falls down the years but that is one of the worst". Konta had not done too much wrong to find herself a break down but was seemingly starting to struggle with Ostapenko's power and excellent precision, and the Latvian successfully piled on the pressure to break for a second time, and take the match to a decider.

Following a stoppage of nearly 10 minutes, Konta then recovered, earned a fourth match point, and broke Kerber to secure a 6-3 6-4 victory, continuing her promising form in the build-up to Wimbledon.

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A concerned Kerber and chair umpire Kader Nouni both rushed over to the fallen Briton to try to aid her.

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Konta will assess her Wimbledon prospects after a day of rest.

Kerber asked "Are you okay?" I obviously had a bit of a nasty fall yesterday, so I made the decision based on the fact that I'm quite sore through my thoracic spine and just basically looking to make sure that I recover in the best way possible.

There she reached the last four and was only a painful semi-final defeat by Simona Halep away from becoming the world No 1.

Despite playing down her chances and talking only of getting back into the groove, she stormed to the title in a warm-up event at Edgbaston last week, showing the kind of tennis that makes her such a formidable opponent on the quickest surface.

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"But yeah, I mean, at the end it's good that nothing happen".

"For us on the tour we have seen her around for many years".

A year ago, Pliskova stopped Konta, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3, in the Eastbourne semifinals before bowing to Dominika Cibulkova in the final.

Wozniacki, who played with a niggling abdominal injury that troubled her on serve, will contest her first grass court final since she won Eastbourne in 2009. Angelique Kerber, the world No 1, heads the top half, though the player most likely to emerge from that section is Karolina Pliskova, the world No 3 and a proven performer on grass. "It's another opportunity to play someone in great form".

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