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Former World Number One Serena Williams Suffers Most Lopsided Defeat Of Her Career

News by Joey Jordan Published on 01 Aug,2018 Updated on 01 Aug,2018

Serena Williams Succumbs Historic Defeat To British Johanna Konta

  • American tennis star Serena Williams lost a historic match to British Johanna Konta.
  • The former world number 1 lost 12 consecutive sets to Konta on Tuesday's match in the historically lopsided match of her career.
  • Williams lost the match in straight sets of 6-1 and 6-0.
  •  This is just the fifth tournament for Williams after she gave birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia in last September.
  • She reached the Wimbledon final in her last tournament which she lost to German Angelique Kerber.

Former world number 1 American tennis star, Serena Williams had an early exit from Mubadala SVC on Tuesday, 31st  July. Williams' Tuesday's game was what her fans never wanted to see.

British tennis star Johanna Konta won 12 games in a row to wipe the 36-year-old tennis star out of the competition. Konta won the match in 6-1 and 6-0 in San Jose.

CAPTION: Serena Williams waves to her supporters in the arena after the historic loss SOURCE: Bloomberg.com

The 23-times' Grand Slam winner succumb the match to the 48th ranked player in less than an hour. She won first set of the Tuesday's match and after that, she lost 12 consecutive sets. As the 53-minute long match ended, Williams grabbed her gear and headed off the court waving hands to her supporter.

Konta, 27, who grabbed her first WTA title two years back registered her first win over Williams. Williams said

I think she played well in the second set. I wasn't sharp at all in the first set and I think she got confident and clearly ran away with it.

She said there were several things were going inside her head and was yet to comprehend how devastating the loss was. She said,

I really tried to be there, when I was out there I was fighting and that's all anyone can say, I wasn't just giving it away and I was moving a lot better, so just trying to take the positives out of it.

On the other side, Konta said she was privileged to play against Williams. She said Williams wasn't able to show her best performance while she was trying to play her match as normal.

The tournament marked the fifth tournament since Williams gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia with her husband Alexis Ohanian. She competed in Wimbledon where she reached the final which she lost to the German star Angelique Kerber.

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