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Serena Williams suffered the heaviest defeat of her career after winning only one game in her first-round loss to Johanna Konta at the Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose yesterday. The 23-time grand slam champion's disappointing night ended in less than an hour as she lost 6-1, 6-0 to the British number 1. "I tried to put aside the incredible champion she is and just play the player of the day," Konta said. "She obviously wasn't playing at her best level, nowhere near it, and I really just tried to play the match on my terms.” She added.

 

Williams, who only returned to the women's tour earlier this year after giving birth, made 25 unforced errors to Konta's nine. "I think she played well in the second set and I think I wasn't sharp at all in the first set and she got confident and she clearly ran away with it," Serena said. Williams had moments of brilliant shot-making to win long rallies, then would put a drop shot into the net and sigh in disappointment. From here, Serena Williams goes to Montreal next week, as she received a wild card into the Rogers Cup.

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