Johanna Konta advances in San Jose

Aug 03, 2018, 09:33 IST | AFP

Konta, who won her first WTA title at this event back in 2016, showed no sign of a let-down after handing 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams the most lopsided defeat of her career — 6-1, 6-0 on Tuesday.

Johanna Konta advances in San Jose
Johanna Konta

Johanna Konta followed up her stunning victory over Serena Williams with another brisk triumph yesterday, downing US teenager Sofia Kenin 6-1, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA hardcourt tournament in San Jose.

Konta, who won her first WTA title at this event back in 2016, showed no sign of a let-down after handing 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams the most lopsided defeat of her career — 6-1, 6-0 on Tuesday.

"I kind of approached today as a separate challenge," Konta said. "I just played the challenge of the day and the opponent that I had, and really just tried to do the best that I can with that."

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