San Jose PHOTOS: Konta inflicts Serena’s most lopsided loss


Playing her first match since her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, sixth seed Serena Williams suffered the worst defeat of her career, falling to Johanna Konta 6-1 6-0 in the first round of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose. Williams’ start of the US Open Series may not be a memorable one, but her long-sleeved red dress and fishnet tights will sure stay remembered in the history of women’s tennis fashion.

Our Jimmie48 is bringing us photos of Serena and Johanna, as well as coverage of other Tuesday’s first-round matches, including Timea Babos‘ 6-4 6-2 win over Kristina Mladenovic, fifth seed Mihaela Buzarnescu‘s three-set victory over Sachia Vickery, qualifier Amanda Anisimova‘s triumph over Wang Qiang, and Vera Lapko‘s upset of seventh seed Zhang Shuai.

We also have photos of Victoria Azarenka with her birthday cake and off-court pics of defending champion Madison Keys.



  1. I read an article about Serena’s loss in which she managed to completely avoid saying that Konta played really well and she was beaten by the better player. It was “oh she’s playing better now than she used to, and she got confident, and I was having a bad day”. So graceless and ungenerous. And after all that palaver at Wimbledon where she took as much of Angelique Kerber’s limelight as she could. Sorry, she might be a great tennis player but she’s not looking much like a great person.

  2. Her and Federer are pretty verbatim that way when it comes to their media. I have never personally cheered for either for that fact. Venus is different. Djokovic is different. Nadal is different. There is nothing that says this is part of the winning or “champion’s” mentality that has to exist. Just disgusts me.

  3. @ Jess: I don’t agree about Federer. In my opinion, it’s more often Nadal who talks about injuries, pain and other explanations not noticed before a loss.


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