Serena Williams Loses In The Most One-Sided Defeat Of Her Career (Video)
The 52-minute match between Serena Williams and Johanna Konta ended leaving Williams disappointed.
Making this the most lopsided defeat of Williams’s career, Williams’ disappointing night ended in less than an hour as she lost her opening match of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on Tuesday night to Johanna Konta, 6-1, 6-0.
She had never won only one game, she won her serve for the initial game Tuesday then not another.
“I know I can play a zillion times better so that kind of helps out, too. I have so many things on my mind I don’t have time to be shocked about a loss that clearly wasn’t at my best right now,” Williams said. “When I was out there, was fighting. That’s the only thing I can say, I wasn’t just like giving it away and I was moving a lot better. So I’m just trying to take the positives out of it.”
Nevertheless, Williams was encouraged by her court coverage, she hardly looked like herself. She double-faulted and landed drop shots in the net. Williams missed returns and sprayed her groundstrokes long and wide.
Konta captured her first WTA title two years ago at Stanford, got on a roll with a quick first set and didn’t take a chance in letting Williams get back in it. Konta closed the first game of the second with consecutive aces under 100 mph.
“I think she played well in the second set,” Williams said. “I wasn’t sharp at all in the first set and I think she got confident and clearly ran away with it.”
Williams minimized disbelief when things went well, and when they didn’t.
.@JohannaKonta stuns Serena Williams, 6-1, 6-0!
— WTA (@WTA) August 1, 2018