Sport Game, set, scream -- Halep stunned by Konta fan at Wimbledon

02:35  12 july  2017
02:35  12 july  2017 Source:

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London (AFP) - Simona Halep believes the match point in her Wimbledon quarter-final defeat to Britain's Johanna Konta should have been replayed after a fan screamed out, causing the Romanian to check her stride and shot.

Then, right as Halep drew her racket back, a fan in the British pro- Konta crowd let out an alarming screech. Both players looked uncertain— Konta didn’t even celebrate at first—but the chair umpire just shook his head. Game , set , match.

Britain's Johanna Konta (R) shakes hands with Romania's Simona Halep (L) after winning their quarter-final match at Wimbledon on July 11, 2017 © Provided by AFP Britain's Johanna Konta (R) shakes hands with Romania's Simona Halep (L) after winning their quarter-final match at Wimbledon on July 11, 2017

Johanna Konta's thrilling Wimbledon quarter-final victory over Simona Halep ended in controversy when a fan screamed out on match point, causing the Romanian to check her stride and shot.

Just as Halep went into her wind-up on a forehand to stay in the tie, a woman's loud, piercing scream echoed around Centre Court, the sound amplified to dramatic effect by the closed roof.

Halep was obviously distracted by the call and looked to umpire Kader Nouni to rule the point to be replayed.

Konta fit for Wimbledon

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But no call was forthcoming and Konta too looked bemused as she walked to the net after her 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 win, which made her the first British woman to reach the semi-finals in 39 years.

"It was a woman on my end who screamed. I think she got over-excited about the deep ball that Simona hit. It was actually as I was hitting my ball, so I think it more affected me than my opponent," insisted Konta.

"I think the fans were a little over-enthusiastic in parts. But I definitely cannot complain with the amount of support and general good feelings that they were wishing my way."

Supporters in the 15,000-seater Centre Court roared on home favourite Konta throughout the match.

Halep loss sees Pliskova crowned world number one .
Both players are already out of Wimbledon, but Karolina Pliskova has now replaced Angelique Kerber as the WTA's world number one.Simona Halep's defeat to Johanna Konta at Wimbledon has confirmed Karolina Pliskova's status as the new world number one amid a power vacuum at the top of women's tennis.


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