Venus Williams powered into the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a dominant 6-1 3-6 6-1 victory over fifth seed Jo Konta. Williams had lost her last three encounters with the British No 1,
British No 1 Johanna Konta insists there will be no room for sentiment when she goes up against childhood hero Venus Williams in the first round of the Australian Open.
American Sloane Stephens has struggled in Grand Slams against players ranked in the top 20. Aside from her quarterfinals victory over No. 3 seed Serena Williams at the 2013 Australian Open, Stephens had been on the losing end in 11 ...
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Johanna Konta faces a tough test in her opening match at the Australian Open against eighth seed Venus Williams. Heather Watson plays Timea Babos.
The British No 1 and third seed will face Venus Williams in the final after the 6-4 6-2 win in Stanford. The 25-year-old dropped just six points on serve as she secured victory in one hour and 14 minutes.