Johanna Konta survived a major injury scare to join Heather Watson in the semi-finals at Eastbourne on a memorable day for British women's tennis.

The local hope and British No.1 had her third match point against world No.1 Angelique Kerber when she lost her footing scrambling across the baseline, fell heavily and bumped her head.

Konta was in tears and flat on her back with her head cushioned as medics treated her on centre court at Devonshire Park for several minutes.

She was eventually able to continue and amazingly won the next two points to take the match 6-3, 6-4.

It completed a remarkable double on the day for Konta over two Grand Slam champions in the space of four hours. Kerber was last year's Australian and US Open champion, while the Eastbourne girl had earlier beaten recent French Open champion Jelana Ostaepenko in the last 16.

Konta was still being treated when world No.126 Watson completed a 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 win against Czech Barbara Strycova on the adjoining court No.1.

Konta, fitness permitting, now faces a repeat tomorrow of last year's Aegon International semi-final against world No.3 Karolina Pliskova - which she lost narrowly.

Watson is up against 2009 champion Caroline Wozniacki.