Punters backing Johanna Konta for famous victory over Serena Williams


Patriotic punters are getting right behind Johanna Konta at the Australian Open, according to the latest odds.

The 25-year-old is the last Brit standing in Oz, and takes on Serena Williams tonight in the last eight.

And with 75 per cent of stakes placed on a Konta victory, it seems the Sydney-born Brit has all the support back in Blighty too.

The bookies make Konta 6/4 to claim the biggest win of her career, with Serena favourite at 8/15 as she seeks a 23rd Slam singles title.

A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “Konta is on the verge of her greatest win yet, and the money is pouring in for the Brit.”

“And if she pulls it off she won’t be alone in her celebrations, with punters counting their winnings too.”

Konta is 16/5 to win in straight sets, with 17/4 on offer for a 2-1 victory.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Jo Konta v Serena Williams

Match betting

Konta – 6/4

Williams – 8/15

Set betting

Konta 2-0 – 16/5

Konta 2-1 – 17/4

Williams 2-0 – 23/20

Williams 2-1 – 3/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing