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'I am speechless': Chris Evert heaps praise on Johanna Konta and her 'mental toughness' as inspired Briton books spot in French Open semi-finals Johanna Konta blew Sloane Stephens away to reach the French Open last four The British No 1 will face rising 19-year-old Czech Marketa Vondrousova next  American star Chris Evert was left 'speechless' by the performance of Konta 

By Mike Dickson for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 BST, 4 June 2019 | Updated: 23:27 BST, 4 June 2019

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Jo Konta surged into the semi-finals of the French Open on Tuesday - leaving watching legends lost for words at the quality of her play.

The British No 1 crushed 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens 6-1, 6-4 with arguably the best performance of her life and now plays fast-rising 19-year-old Czech Marketa Vondrousova for a place in the final.

American great Chris Evert - whose 18 Grand Slam wins include seven at the French Open - watched the demolition of compatriot Stephens, in which Konta dropped only one point on serve in the second set.

Johanna Konta produced one of her best ever performances to reach French Open semi-finals

Johanna Konta produced one of her best ever performances to reach French Open semi-finals

The British No 1 demolished World No 7 Sloane Stephens on Tuesday morning to go through

The British No 1 demolished World No 7 Sloane Stephens on Tuesday morning to go through

'I am speechless and not many matches make me speechless,' admitted Evert, who

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