Johanna Konta yet to feel the love from Wimbledon's Centre Court

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All eyes will be on Konta when she takes on Williams for a place in the Wimbledon final.

Konta, who won the Miami Open, is playing the best tennis of her career, but was no match for Williams. "I wanted to give them more, but I didn't and I was sad for them".

"I missed her so much before this match, and I was like, I just wish she was here, and I was like, I wish she could do this for me, but I was like no, this time you have to do it for yourself".

"In that sense, in the way I feel my opponents have pushed me, and I in turn them, and to create such a, I guess, sporting excitement for the crowd, that makes it I think very special".

"I've played a lot of finals here". The last time she reached the final was in 2009, and her only semifinal loss came a year ago.

"I love the fact that she talks about her ambition".

"The actual first time I first saw her was when she was seventeen".

And Konta's resistance was broken for good when serving to stay in the match at 5-2 down, as Williams proved yet again that she remains a match for anyone despite being 37.

Meanwhile, Konta admitted she was beaten by a "true champion".

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Yet, if there is one thing we have come to learn about Jo Konta over the past fortnight, it is that she has a core of steel.

Garbine Muguruza won the first set 6-1 against Magdalena Rybarikova in the women's semifinals at Wimbledon.

The 23-year-old Muguruza, who is playing at Wimbledon for the fifth time, has dropped the least amount of games at this year's tournament, losing only 39 so far.

Venus Williams celebrates match point and victory in her semifinal match against Johanna Konta of Great Britain at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 13, 2017 in London.

"Obviously, I didn't play that well today", said Rybarikova, who was as low as 453rd in the world in March following a seven-month absence due to wrist and knee injuries.

Virginia Wade was the last British woman to reach the semi-finals in 1978. "I just tried to climb on top each time to get another point".

"She's played some awesome matches against me, as well".

After Konta's victory against second seed Simona Halep this week she is now on the verge of being the first British woman to reach a Wimbledon single's final in 40 years. What's more, the British public is embracing her like it did when Andy Murray first started to go deep into the Wimbledon tournament about a decade ago.

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