Wimbledon Day 8: Jo Konta – The Loss, The Press Conference; Serena Summons Her Best In Singles And Doubles

Women’s quarter-final day delivered plenty of talking points on and off the court, and afterwards Catherine, David and Matt were joined by The Telegraph’s Charlie Eccleshare to talk it all through.

Firstly, how much was Jo Konta's defeat down to Barbora Strycova’s cunning game plan? And how much of it was down to Konta’s own performance?

After the match, Konta took exception to the tone of a question during her press conference. What happened? What prompted the line of questioning and was it fair? Would a man have been asked the same questions? And how well did Konta do to respond in such a measured but critical manner?

Charlie gives an insight into the mechanics of print journalism, while Catherine opens up about why, from her own experience in the press room, she sympathises with Konta’s reaction.

Elsewhere, there’s discussion about Serena summoning her best tennis in both singles and mixed doubles, Elina Svitolina finally overcoming her Grand Slam quarter-final hoodoo, and whether grass actually suits Simona Halep.

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