Konta, who was been installed as bookie's favourite to take the Wimbledon title, edged a three-hour marathon and an 18-game final set on Wednesday to beat Donna Vekic 7-6 (7/4) 4-6 10-8, in what was arguably the match of the tournament so far.
"That might not be something she's comfortable doing, but there can be times out there when it's good to let the emotions out".
Only Goolagong, Margaret Court and Kim Clijsters have won a Grand Slam singles title after giving birth. She played good on grass in Eastbourne, and also I think the week before she played well, reached the final. It was the lively Vekic who broke her first to go 5-3 up.
"Will I feel differently if we get to the middle of next week and there are still a few Brits left?"
Showing no signs of the hip injury that plagued his preparations for the championship last week, Murray safely navigated his way past the tricky Dustin Brown, sealing a straight sets victory over the man who famously eliminated Rafael Nadal at the same stage two years ago.
Nerves were apparent when both players let floating balls drop inside the baseline behind them but Azarenka's quality came through when it mattered, and she broke serve again with a forehand victor for 5-4. "I always want to just do well here".
If her epic 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-8 triumph against Donna Vekic was anything to go by, even Andy Murray may have to make more room for her in the United Kingdom tennis spotlight soon.
However, Konta is confident she can last the pace during a Wimbledon fortnight in which she has been tipped as a possible champion.
That the incident has taken an emotional toll on the tennis star was evident during the press conference after her match.
"To be honest, obviously we are still digesting this round and I'm still focused on recovering from this match".
But when she was asked about the crash, she struggled to find a coherent response. "I'm completely speechless. It's just yeah, I mean, I'm just.".
Andy Murray and Johanna Konta are also in action on Friday.
DONNA VEKIC believes the pressure could tell on Jo Konta again today as the pair renew their rivalry. It was an long slog in the lunch-time heat, through a swarm of flying ants.
Konta, who will face the 101-ranked Maria Sakkari, said: "I am here with the intention of winning, to be a part of the event for the full two weeks, but there is no easy match".
It was quite odd coming on court soon after a horrific fall while playing her semifinal with Angelique Kerber.