Serena Williams (WTA 26) is Tuesday, not may places for the second round of the WTA-tournament in the U.s. San José (hard/799.000 dollar).
In the opening round of the Silicon Valley Classic went to the 23-fold grandslamkampioene two sets down against the British Johanna Konta (WTA 48): 6-1 and 6-0. For the 36-year-old Williams was the heaviest defeat in her pro career. Since its debut in 1995, she knew every time more than one opslagspel per game to win. At Konta, she won the first game, then ran the complete error. “I was not sharp enough. Konta got confidence and could so easily win”, summed up Williams together.
Last month lost to the American in the final of Wimbledon against the German Angelique Kerber. This year came at Indian Wells in the league after they, in 2017 almost the whole year blind had to give for the birth of her first child. Williams now has the Cincinnati Open in order to prepare for the US Open, the fourth and final grand slam tournament of the season at the end of this month in New York.