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Summary

  1. Nottingham Open semi-finals
  2. Great Britain's Johanna Konta beats Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova
  3. Konta bidding to win her first title on home soil
  4. * denotes next player to serve

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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    And that is my cue to leave. We'll be back for tomorrow's final, which will see Konta take on either Lucie Safarova or Donna Vekic.

    Thanks for the company!

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    Konta has reached her first grass final and she's done it in typically punchy style. There was a slight mis-step in the second set but overall, that's been a quality performance from the British number one.

  3. Game, set and match - Konta

    Konta 6-2 7-5 Rybarikova

    The first match point is saved as Konta goes long, and then there's a long rally, both players stretching, before Rybarikova goes long!

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    *Konta 6-2 6-5 Rybarikova

    There's a co-ordinated "ooh!" from the crowd as Konta nets a straightforward forehand for 15-15, but she wrests the advantage back with a punchy forehand.

    Two match points now for the Brit, as a cross court forehand leaves Rybarikova glued to the floor...

    Konta
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    *Konta 6-2 6-5 Rybarikova

    Konta takes a long slurp of water and puffs out her cheeks before adjusting her visor and jogging out to court.

    Can she serve her way into her first Nottingham Open final?

  6. Konta gets the break

    *Konta 6-2 6-5 Rybarikova

    Rybarikova saves the first break point with a fine, angled forehand, but that's a double fault!

    Konta kept a calm head there, and now she'll be serving for the match.

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    Konta 6-2 5-5 Rybarikova*

    This has been a high quality set but it's Konta who has snaffled two break points at the crucial moment, drawing the errors out of her opponent...

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    Konta 6-2 5-5 Rybarikova*

    Konta relies on her second serve again and Rybarkova's backhand slice goes long, and it comes in useful again as she tidies up the match. Even stevens again.

  9. Deuce

    *Konta 6-2 4-5 Rybarikova

    Lovely work from Rybarikova, drawing the error out of Konta with a hammered forehand, but Konta responds with a delicate backhand volley that her opponent can't reach.

    That's long from Konta, though! Deuce...

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    *Konta 6-2 4-5 Rybarikova

    A stonking response from Rybarikova and she holds to love with a furious service game.

    Konta dipped at this stage yesterday against Ashleigh Barty, and she has a quick grumble to the umpire about some noise in the crowd. We're still on serve.

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    Konta 6-2 4-4 Rybarikova*

    Down on one knee from Konta, and she hammers a backhand return that Rybarikova slaps high and wide.

    That's good work from the Brit, a nicely angled forehand that beats her opponent, and she wins another scramble at the net before sealing the game with a spinning forehand.

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    *Konta 6-2 3-4 Rybarikova

    Good backhand work from both players ensures an even tussle, Rybarikova favouring the drop shots and Konta going down the line.

    And there's the ace! 113mph, and Rybarikova holds.

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    Konta 6-2 3-3 Rybarikova*

    Fine serving from Konta, and her punchy little returns are too much for Rybarikova.

    She gets on the board with another natty drop shot, but Konta's second serve ensures a comfortable hold.

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    *Konta 6-2 2-3 Rybarikova

    A woman has been helped down from the stands with an ice pack and an umbrella. Hopefully she's OK. It is baking hot in Nottingham today. It'll be Konta to serve.

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    *Konta 6-2 2-3 Rybarikova

    There's going to be a brief break in play here as the medics are called to attend to somebody in the crowd. Konta hands over her umbrella, which is passed up the stands to the person who is struggling.

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    *Konta 6-2 2-3 Rybarikova

    Rybarikova's frustration shows as she loops her serve wide, and Konta adds insult to injury with a strong, two-handed backhand down the line.

    Cracking returning from Konta, bringing up a break point, but Rybarikova responds with a fine, straight winner. That's deuce, and Rybarikova holds as Konta skews a return wide.

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    Konta 6-2 2-2 Rybarikova*

    Ooft! That's a stonking winner from Rybarikova, powered down the line for 15-30.

    And Rybarikova is ticking again! The line judge calls a wide Konta serve an ace, but Rybarikova is convinced it's out. She's right, too. She drops to her knees in fury as Konta draws level, and holds as a down the line forehand goes wide.

  18. Rybarikova saves break point

    *Konta 6-2 1-2 Rybarikova

    Break point Konta, as Rybarikova's slender drop shot is short, and Konta is all over the rally before she spears a forehand long.

    Rybarikova draws Konta up to the net and then batters a winner beyond her for the advantage. A big serve comes down and Konta can only net.

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    Konta 6-2 1-1 Rybarikova*

    Konta wrong-foots Rybarikova to get the first point but she gets her angles all wrong on a forehand, the ball cracking into the top of the racquet and ending up somewhere in the stands.

    The Brit wrestles it back though to deuce, sending her opponent the wrong way again.

  20. Rybarikova breaks back

    Konta 6-2 1-1 Rybarikova*

    And Rybarikova breaks straight back! Konta sprawls to meet a forehand and doesn't clear the net. Konta looks up to her coach in annoyance.