New York: Britain’s world number 97 Johanna Konta shocked Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza in the longest women’s match in US Open history on Thursday.
Konta won in 3 hours 23 minutes with her 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (4/7), 6-2 triumph eclipsing by seven minutes the previous record set in 2011 when Samantha Stosur defeated Nadia Petrova.
“I am so tired. I think both of us were,” said Konta, who hit 10 aces and 36 winners in a match played in fierce 30-degree heat. “She didn’t play her best but she is an incredible fighter and always brings a top-10 mentality.”