The 47th-ranked Konta fought anxiety and a extravagant serve at times but overpowered the 133rd-ranked Zhang from the guideline in conclusion of the match in an hour and 23 minutes on a heated mid-day at Rod Laver Arena.
Johanna Konta floor down Chinese qualifier Zhang Shuai 6-4 6-1 at the Australia Open on Wednesday to become the first English lady to achieve the semi-finals of a enormous slam in over 30 years.
After dealing support smashes at the start of the second set,Konta roared to a 5-1 trigger before closing the win on the third match point with a fortunate net wire that provided Zhang absolutely no way.
The last British woman to achieve the semis of a grand slam was Jo Durie at the 1983 U.S.Start. Konta will aim to keep her fairy tale run when she represents In german 7th seed Angelique Kerber for a place in the ultimate.