Can Johanna Konta go all the way in Silicon Valley?

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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.

She’s 3/10 favourite to win her first meeting against the American. We go 4/5 that the Eastbourne-based star gets the job done in straight sets too.

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.

She’s 6/1 to win the tournament, only behind Garbine Muguruza (4/1) and Madison Keys (5/1).

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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Daniel Anwar

Daniel has covered sports for Squawka, FourFourTwo and iSportconnect. He is a naively optimistic Arsenal fan and is also passionate about music, film and chicken wings.