Former British tennis player Jo Durie

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Jeremy Bates and Jo Durie | Jo Durie and Jeremy Bates lift the 1987 mixed doubles Trophy. Vann 1987 mixed dubbel över Darren Cahill/Nicole Provis 7-6, 6-3.

Jeremy Bates and Jo Durie | Jo Durie and Jeremy Bates lift the 1987 mixed doubles Trophy. Vann 1987 mixed dubbel över Darren Cahill/Nicole Provis 7-6, 6-3.

By Mitch Phillips  LONDON (Reuters) - Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Jo Durie in 1984 when she outlasted Caroline Garcia of France 7-6(3) 4-6 6-4 in an evenly-matched baseline battle on Monday.  Konta had previously won only one match in five

Konta becomes first British woman into last eight since 1984

By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Jo Durie in 1984 when she outlasted Caroline Garcia of France 7-6(3) 4-6 6-4 in an evenly-matched baseline battle on Monday. Konta had previously won only one match in five

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British number one Johanna Konta says it’s “pretty special” to be the first British woman since Jo Durie in 1984 to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals in the singles after a 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-4 victory over France’s Caroline Garcia. Follow live in-play clips, text and...

British number one Johanna Konta says it’s “pretty special” to be the first British woman since Jo Durie in 1984 to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals in the singles after a 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-4 victory over France’s Caroline Garcia. Follow live in-play clips, text and...

6/19/14 Heather Into Aegon Internat'l SFs.  Wild Card Heather Watson advanced to the SFs of her home tournament w/ an injury walkover from the #2-Seed Petra Kvitova. Heather ended a 32 yr drought of brits in the SFs. The last Briton who reached the #Finalfour of the pre-Wimbledon tournament was Jo Durie in 1982. Jo lost that SFs to Martina Navratilova.

6/19/14 Heather Into Aegon Internat'l SFs. Wild Card Heather Watson advanced to the SFs of her home tournament w/ an injury walkover from the #2-Seed Petra Kvitova. Heather ended a 32 yr drought of brits in the SFs. The last Briton who reached the #Finalfour of the pre-Wimbledon tournament was Jo Durie in 1982. Jo lost that SFs to Martina Navratilova.

1/25/16 Australian Open QFs for Jo... Via ESPN Tennis  ·  Johanna Konta keeps it going w/46 64 8-6 win over a hobbled Ekaterina Makarova. She becomes 1st British woman since Jo Durie to reach #AusOpen QF back in 1983.

1/25/16 Australian Open QFs for Jo... Via ESPN Tennis · Johanna Konta keeps it going w/46 64 8-6 win over a hobbled Ekaterina Makarova. She becomes 1st British woman since Jo Durie to reach #AusOpen QF back in 1983.

Johanna Konta has become the first British woman to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon since Jo Durie in 1984 after beating Caroline Garcia 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-4 this afternoon.  The 26-year-old threw her racket in the air and dropped to her knees after securing the victory against Garcia to reach her third grand slam quarter-final. She goes on to face Simona Halep, the Romanian second seed.

Johanna Konta first British woman to reach Wimbledon quarter-finals for 33 years

Johanna Konta has become the first British woman to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon since Jo Durie in 1984 after beating Caroline Garcia 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-4 this afternoon. The 26-year-old threw her racket in the air and dropped to her knees after securing the victory against Garcia to reach her third grand slam quarter-final. She goes on to face Simona Halep, the Romanian second seed.

Johanna Konta has reached her highest career ranking of 18, the first British woman to break into the top 20 since Jo Durie in 1983.  The British number one moved up three places despite losing to German Julia Goerges in the French Open first round.

Johanna Konta: British number one reaches highest career ranking

Johanna Konta has reached her highest career ranking of 18, the first British woman to break into the top 20 since Jo Durie in 1983. The British number one moved up three places despite losing to German Julia Goerges in the French Open first round.

Laura Robson beat Sorana Cirstea 6-4 6-2 in the semi-finals of WTA Guangzhou to become the first British woman to reach a Tour singles final since Jo Durie in 1990.

Laura Robson beat Sorana Cirstea 6-4 6-2 in the semi-finals of WTA Guangzhou to become the first British woman to reach a Tour singles final since Jo Durie in 1990.

7/10/16 FIRST BRITISH WOMAN SINCE JO DURIE, WINS WIMBLEDON TITLE WITH MIXED DOUBLES CROWN! Heather Watson & Finnish partner Henri Kontinen win the mixed doubles with 7-6 6-4 win over Farah and Groenefeld.

7/10/16 FIRST BRITISH WOMAN SINCE JO DURIE, WINS WIMBLEDON TITLE WITH MIXED DOUBLES CROWN! Heather Watson & Finnish partner Henri Kontinen win the mixed doubles with 7-6 6-4 win over Farah and Groenefeld.

Johanna Konta won the match against Zhang Shui and reached the semi final of Australia opens. Her victory made her first British woman to reach a Grand Slam semi- final since Jo Durie made the US open last four in year 1983.

Johanna Konta won the match against Zhang Shui and reached the semi final of Australia opens. Her victory made her first British woman to reach a Grand Slam semi- final since Jo Durie made the US open last four in year 1983.

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