Serena looked like a shadow of herself when she suffered the worst loss of her storied career on Tuesday. At the WTA event in San Jose, Serena lost 12 games 6-0 6-1 against Britain’s unseeded Johanna Konta in the first round. Many sports bettors who had bet on her were surprised by the results. However, those who had bet on Konta won big. With the many betting sites in Kenya, you could start betting on yourfavorite tennis matches as well.
What Went Wrong for Williams?
Williams struggled against Konta who crushed her in 51 minutes. The defeat shocked a partisan crowd of 3000 on the main stadium. Many were left disappointed as the 36-year-old committed 25 unforced errors to Konta’s nine. Williams only managed to put up 41% of her serves into play in the first round. Konta won 83% of her first serve points.
Williams had a difficult birth last year and is trying to get back into form. Williams had been missing in action since the last season in 2017. This was her first match since dropping the Wimbledon finals earlier this month to German Angelique Kerber. Konta, on the other hand, lost the second round to quarterfinalist Dominika Cibulkova.
Konta controlled the tempo of the match. She was firing six aces and smacking 17 winners to Williams nine. Williams looked nothing like herself as she shrugged off the loss owing to too many problems she is facing.
The last time Williams played this tournament in 2011, 2012 and 2014, she won. Even in her last match with Konta during the 2017 Australian Open quarterfinals, Williams won 6-2 6-3. Konta won her WTA title in the same event in 2016 against Venus Williams in the finals. The event, held at Stanford University, saw one of the biggest surprises for tennis fans, and many didn’t expect it to happen.
What the Win Means for Konta?
Konta has seen what is the biggest victory of her career yet.
For Konta this is the biggest win of her career but she won’t be celebrating for long. She will have to face American teenager Sofia Kenin in the second round. Sofia made an impressive win against Veronica CepedeRoyg.
Serena Williams has been dominating the Tours for years. Since she turned pro in 1995 Williams has always won at least two games. Her dominance has won her 72 single titles earning her more than $86 million prizes winning money. However, in the last year, since she gave birth, it has been an uphill task for her. She is still finding her form, and we hope it won’t be long before we see the previous Williams back.