Aegon International: Caroline Wozniacki edges Heather Watson to reach Eastbourne final

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Despite losing to the former world number one, her progress to the final four - her and Konta's presence there meant Britain had two semi-finallists for the first time ever - represented fine preparation for SW19.

Watson, who also defeated Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 6-3, next meets Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki.

The world number seven was in tears on Thursday evening after banging her head and back in a heavy fall at Eastbourne late in her win over top seed Angelique Kerber. "I've just got a bit of a sore head, hope to have a chilled evening and I'm sure I'll pull up well".

"Obviously next week is Wimbledon, but I made this decision according to my health, regardless of what tournament is coming up next week".

"I didn't sleep too well but I heard that's normal".

"I'm just happy that I was able to make it two out of two".

"And I do see things differently, not only tennis, but moments in the life when I realised it is much more nicer than I saw it before".

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There are also local hopes that Johanna Konta could be the first British victor since Virginia Wade in 1977 after a year in which she has established herself in the top 10 and enjoyed her biggest tournament win at the Miami Open in March. After more than five minutes of treatment, Konta got up and won the match.

Victory over Kerber was Sydney-born Konta's second win of the day as the women's draw caught up on a backlog of rain-affected fixtures. "Heather is a great player", Wozniacki said.

"The most important thing for me is to look after my health in general", said Konta, who because of the backlog of matches at Eastbourne had to play twice on Thursday.

If she overcomes that hurdle, Konta is likely to face another player who has beaten her in the last month.

No.7 Johanna Konta vs. No.112 Hsieh Su-Wei: This is a chance for revenge for the British No.1, who was ousted by Hsieh in a frustrating first-round loss at the French Open, bowing out 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4.

Wawrinka faces a potentially tough opener against Daniil Medvedev, while last year's losing finalist, Milos Raonic, battles Jan-Lennard Struff and Dominic Thiem goes head-to-head with Vasek Pospisil.

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