Johanna Konta will wake up today feeling like anything is possible after inflicting the biggest defeat of Serena William’s career.
The British number one beat the tennis icon 6-1, 6-0 in just 53 minutes in the first round of the Silicon Valley Classic.
The 27-year-old won this tournament on her only previous entry in 2016. Now she’s up against Sofia Kenin tonight.
Before beating Serena, Konta had endured a tough time since reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon last year. She’s dropped from fourth in the world to 48th. But this could give her the chance to turn things around.
A good run here would be ideal preparation for the US Open at the end of the month. We’ve got the Brit as a 20/1 outsider at Flushing Meadows.
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