Venus Williams was on the verge of winning her 50th singles title in Stanford. However, her opponent, Johanna Konta was in exceptional form, as she denied the veteran star.
The American tennis star was on home soil, with the crowd backing her, this didn’t deter Johanna Konta, who kept a level head and won her first major title.
The hard-hitting Konta outslugged top-seeded Williams to capture her first career singles title at last while playing for her first championship, winning the Bank of the West Classic 7-5, 5-7, 6-2.
”It’s actually quite an incredibly humbling experience. It’s a great validation of the hard work you’ve been putting in and it’s a great motivator on the things you want to keep getting better at,” she said. ”I played her twice previously. I knew going into it I was going to be playing against a magnitude of experience. Venus Williams doesn’t need an introduction.”
‘She played at such a high level today,” Williams said. ”She saved her best tennis for the final, which is what you want to do.”
Konta is having a blast being part of British tennis right now, everyone ”riding high after Wimbledon” with Andy Murray winning at home.
”Yeah, long live the Queen, guys,” she said with a big grin.