Konta has eyes on the big prize

07 July 2017 13:31:49 EST

Johanna Konta remains determined to try and go all the way at Wimbledon, having booked a place in the fourth round with a confident win over Maria Sakkari.

Konta booked a meeting with Caroline Garcia of France thanks to a 6-4 6-1 success against Sakkari, with the British number one and seventh seed having never previously made it past round two.

I'm here to be involved, hopefully, until the very end, but it's one match at a time.

Johanna Konta

And the former Australian Open semi-finalist is showing a steely determination to again challenge deep into a Grand Slam tournament.

She told BBC Sport: "I'm very happy with that, it was gusty out there and wasn't easy. I tried to take care of the simple things and compete hard.

"Everyone's a potential winner here. I'm here to be involved, hopefully, until the very end, but it's one match at a time.

"I'm happy to come through today and get ready for a battle coming up next."

Garcia and Konta have met on four previous occasions, with both players claiming two victories, while none of those clashes were on grass.

Konta is 4/11 to defeat Garcia at SW19 and is 11/4 to do so in three sets, with France's Garcia 11/5 to defeat the home hope.

Meanwhile, Heather Watson was denied a place in round four by a determined fightback from two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka.

Watson took the first set 6-3, but Azarenka roared back to take the next two 6-1 6-4, before admitting that she felt that she needed to improve further to keep her bid for SW19 glory on track.

She commented: "It definitely wasn't an easy match. She started well and I felt like I was a little bit on my back foot for the whole match.

"In the second set I started to step in a little bit more, but I still feel like I should clean up my game a little bit."

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