Australian Open: Murray and Konta advance to semis

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The Britons are having a great time to themselves as both Johanna Konta and Andy Murray have made it to the semi finals of the Australian Open.

Konta, whom made the back pages recently for being the first British woman as a quarter finalist in a Grand Slam tournament after nearly 50 years, was no competition for China’s Zhang Shuai as the 24 year-old overpowered Zhang with a stunning victory 6-4, 6-1 in only one hour and 22 minutes.

The rising star, ranked no.147 worldwide, is now one win way from becoming the first British familiar in a Grand Slam since Virginia Wade triumphed in the 1977 Wimbledon.

“I didn’t feel I did much wrong,” she said after the match.

“She definitely raised her level and made me work for it. It was a great battle to be a part of.”

Konta will be playing against Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the semis.

Meanwhile, despite battling with emotions and a long list of worries, Andy Murray once again stole the spotlight after ousting David Ferrer in an impressive four-set match to advance to the semi finals of the tournament just less than an hour ago.

Scotsman Murray sported a sterling victory 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-2 over Ferrer and will face either Gael Monflis or Milos Raonic next.

Albeit a rough second set, the world number two was laid back and played some good tennis to bag his victory. He attributed his win to the closed roof of the arena.

“It was quite windy at the beginning of the match.”

“I like playing indoors. I grew up in Scotland, the weather is not quite like it is here, I played all my tennis growing up indoor so I don’t mind it.”