Johanna Konta has eyes on US Open final after Karolina Pliskova win

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• Konta is first British woman in quarters since 1983
• ‘I’m hoping to go one or two more steps better’

Johanna Konta conquered her nerves and her opponent, Karolina Pliskova, in three compelling sets here on Sunday to become the first British woman to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open since Jo Durie 36 years ago.

“I’ve reached the fourth round for the first time and to go one step further is a massive achievement for me,” she said courtside after winning 6-7 (1), 6-3, 7-5. “I’m hoping to go one or two more steps better than that.”

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Written by Kevin Mitchell at Flushing Meadows
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