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Result: Johanna Konta's Australian Open run ends in semi-finals

Johanna Konta's hopes of reaching the Australian Open come to an end at the hands of Germany's Angelique Kerber, who wins through in straight sets.

Johanna Konta's record-breaking run at the Australian Open was brought to an end at the semi-final stage earlier today by Angelique Kerber, who recorded a 7-5 6-2 victory on the Rod Laver Arena.

In beating Zhang Shuai yesterday, Konta had become the first British woman to reach the last four of a singles Grand Slam event in 33 years.

However, she was unable to advance through to Sunday's final as her German opponent wrapped up the win in one hour and 24 minutes.

Johanna Konta  wipes her face in her semi-final match against Angelique Kerber during day 11 of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2016© Getty Images

Having committed a number errors early on, Konta found some rhythm to take a 5-4 lead in the first set, only for world number six Kerber to win the next three games in a row.

Kerber took control from that moment onwards and she dropped just two more games on her way to booking her place in the final.

As for Konta, she started the tournament 47th in the world, but her performances in Melbourne are expected to see her rise into the top 30.

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Johanna Konta in action in her second-round match against Zheng Saisai during day four of the 2016 Australian Open on January 21, 2016
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