Johanna Konta reacts to stunning win over Serena Williams

Serena Williams loses in most lopsided defeat of career

Serena Williams loses in most lopsided defeat of career

Apart from this result, Williams has enjoyed a decent return to tennis since her pregnancy, reaching the last 16 at Roland Garros and the final at Wimbledon. She got two games at the 2014 WTA finals in Singapore, falling 6-0, 6-2 to Simona Halep.

Those expecting to see Williams continue to battle back after a hard child birth last year were left disappointed as the 36-year-old committed 25 unforced errors to Konta's nine and managed to put just 41 percent of her first serves into play.

Both women were playing their first match since Wimbledon, where Williams finished runner-up to Angelique Kerber and Konta lost in the second round to eventual quarter-finalist Dominika Cibulkova.

Konta, who captured her first WTA title two years ago at Stanford, got on a roll with a quick first set and didn't take a chance in letting Williams get back in it. Konta closed the first game of the second with consecutive aces under 100 miles per hour. "I have so many things on my mind I don't have time to be shocked about a loss that clearly wasn't at my best right now", Williams said. I wasn't just like giving it away and I was moving a lot better.

The 36-year-old Williams tried to shrug off the worst loss of her hall of fame career.

"All this match has given me is the chance to play another one".

The loss to Konta comes just over a month after Williams complained that she is being discriminated against by the sport's drug testing program because of the number of samples she is being asked to provide.

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Seeded sixth at the WTA Premier tournament she has won three times, Williams managed just nine winners against 25 unforced errors as Konta won 12 successive games.

'I felt that I did better than her on the day, but it's still a humbling experience for me to be out here with her.

It was the worst ever result for four-time Olympic champion Williams, whose previous low was set nearly four years ago, when she fell 6-0 6-2 to Romania's Simona Halep at the 2014 WTA finals in Singapore.

"I tried to put aside the incredible champion she is and just play the player of the day", Konta, 27, said.

This was one of the biggest wins of her career but Konta said she won't be celebrating too long because there is more work to do.

Big sister Venus is also playing here this week as the world's top players prepare for the US Open later this month.

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