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French Open 2019: Johanna Konta breezes into Roland Garros last four

Konta, who had never before won a match here, will face either Petra Martic or Marketa Vondrousova for a spot in the final.

Johanna Konta in action during her quarterfinal match against Sloane Stephens (Source: Reuters)

Johanna Konta cantered into the semi-finals of the French Open on Tuesday, blitzing American Sloane Stephens 6-1 6-4 to become the first British woman into the last four in Paris since 1983.

Swinging freely, the 28-year-old pummelled groundstrokes past her opponent to secure the victory in a little over an hour.

Konta, who had never before won a match here, will face either Petra Martic or Marketa Vondrousova for a spot in the final.

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The last British finalist in Paris was Sue Barker who lifted the trophy in 1976.