Live updates

Advertisement

Advertisement

Konta consigns Williams to heaviest defeat

The result marks a welcome upturn in form for Konta Credit: John Walton/PA

Eastbourne tennis star Johanna Konta has secured one of the biggest wins of her career after beating Serena Williams in California.

The British number one saw off the 23 time Grand Slam champion in straight sets, 6-1 6-0, in the first round of the Silicon Valley Classic.

The defeat for Williams, which took less than an hour, was the heaviest of her career.

The result marks a welcome upturn in form for Konta, who has endured a difficult season so far.

She has slipped to 48 in the world rankings and was knocked out of Wimbledon in the second round - that after making the semi-finals last year.

Load more updates