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Johanna Konta is through to the Australian Open last eight.

Johanna Konta is Britain's first female grand slam quarter-finalist since 1984

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Johanna Konta became Britain's first female grand slam quarter-finalist since 1984 after she edged out Ekaterina Makarova in a nail-biting contest at the Australian Open.

It is 32 years since Jo Durie reached the last eight at Wimbledon but Konta ended the wait for the next quarter-finalist as she came from behind to beat Makarova 4-6 6-4 8-6 on Margaret Court Arena.

The British number one will now face either Madison Keys, the American 15th seed, or Chinese qualifier Shuai Zhang for a place in the semi-finals.

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