Serena Williams beats Johanna Konta to deny British No 1 place in...

Serena Williams beats Johanna Konta to deny British No 1 place in Australian Open semi final

2
0
SHARE
Tennis-Australian-Open-Melbourne-Park-Melbourne-Australia

Serena Williams knocked Jo Konta out of the Australian Open today – and then claimed the British No1 is a future champion here.

Britains-Johanna-Konta-hits-a-return-ag (1)

But the American, who will reclaim the top spot in the rankings by winning an Open record 23rd Grand Slam on Saturday, was full of praise for Konta .

“She has been playing so well,” said Williams. “She won in Sydney. I have been watching her in the locker room and has been cleaning up her matches. She is definitely a future champion here for sure. I am just so happy to get through.”

Serena-Williams-of-the-US-hits-a-return

Konta reached the semi-final here last year and won her last event at the Sydney International.

Williams won her 34th Grand Slam semi-final despite making only 45% first serves – and making her frustration clear on court.

Britains-Johanna-Konta-hits-a-return-ag

“The main focus coming in was my serve although I missed a lot today,” said the six-time champion “I got a little frustrated, but I told myself, stop complaining. MORE HERE

NO COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY