Konta causes a ripple as she’s knocked out
Konta caused a ripple at Wimbledon when the Beeb were accused of focusing on her nipples.
Producers zoomed in on the 26-year-old’s chest throughout her straight sets defeat by Venus Williams.
But the BBC coverage zooming in on her chest had Facebook users all a titter.
And yesterday viewers ripped into the Beeb for showing highlights of matches instead of two Brits reaching the mixed- doubles final.
Jamie Murray and Swiss star Martina Hingis won 6-2 7-5.
Then Heather Watson and Finnish ace Henri Kontinen won their match — ensuring a Brit winner at SW19 this year.
Jamie, 31, said of tomorrow’s final: “It will be a tough match. We played some amazing tennis today. We were zoning.”
One Twitter user blasted: “Two Brits in semi but BBC shows highlights.”
Another rapped: “Why is Jamie Murray’s mixed doubles not on the BBC?”
The Beeb said: “The final set of the Watson-Kontinen match was available on the Red Button and online. Match point was shown as soon as possible on the highlights show.”
Shots of Jo’s chest in Thursday’s semi enraged viewers.
Broc Silva wrote: “I’m OK with gussets and nipples generally.
“But why don’t they focus on Roger Federer’s genitals? Is it just me that thinks it’s sexist?”
Christine Meynell added: “What’s with Johanna Konta’s nipples? They were very rude.”
Franco Cosentino chipped in: “It’s hard to concentrate on the women’s singles. Nipple Fest.”
And a Twitter user said: “Provide nipple covers for female competitors. Cringe watching some matches with elder male family members.”
But other viewers found it rather titillating.
One joker, using the Twitter handle Jo Konta’s Nipples, tweeted before the game: “Nipple alert: T minus 1 & counting.”
After the American’s 6-4 6-2 triumph they added: “Asked Venus if I could stand courtside @ the final so she can hang her jacket on my nipples. Said she didn’t want me to detract from her win.”
Another wrote: “Konta could do with nipple covers #PeanutSmuggling ##ShowUsYourTicTacs.”
However, a Beeb insider insisted the eye-popping shots of the ace, the first Brit woman in a Wimbledon semi since 1978, were unavoidable.
They added: “Female players’ outfits have got racier. Producers have no say in what they wear.
“It’s difficult for them to avoid these shots on daytime telly.”