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Serena Williams' coach tips Johanna Konta as future Grand Slam winner - The Independent

Patrick Mouratoglou, the hugely successful coach of Serena Williams, expects the 22-times Grand Slam champion to beat Johanna Konta here on Wednesday in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open but predicts the brightest of futures for her opponent ...and more »

Johanna Konta out of Australian Open as Serena Williams hits top form - The Independent

Johanna Konta found Serena Williams a step too far at the Australian Open as the British number one was beaten 6-2 6-3 in the quarter-finals. Konta arrived on Rod Laver Arena as the form player in the draw but, in truth, she barely laid a finger on the ...and more »

Serena Williams Makes a Reporter Apologize for Wrongly Insinuating That She Played Poorly -- Watch! - CBS 8 San Diego

by Raphael Chestang - Entertainment Tonight. Serena Williams defeated Lucie Safarova with an emphatic 6-3, 6-4 win in the second round of the 2017 Australian Open on Thursday, but one reporter wasn't giving her any props. During a post-match press ...and more »

Johanna Konta sets up showdown with Serena Williams in Australian Open quarter-finals - The Independent

Britain's Johanna Konta earned an Australian Open showdown with Serena Williams by easing past Russian Ekaterina Makarova to reach the quarter-finals. Konta needed three sets to overcome Makarova here last year but this was far more straight-forward as ...and more »

Johanna Konta can show age has caught up with Serena Williams, says LTA's Jeremy Bates - Evening Standard

Breakthrough? Konta will aim to match her best Grand Slam performance with a win over Williams Getty Images. Jeremy Bates, the head of women's tennis at the Lawn Tennis Association, believes that Britain's Johanna Konta may be on the verge of her ...and more »

Australian Open loss reveals different side to emotional Johanna Konta - The Guardian

This Australian Open – like tennis, sport and life, essentially – has echoed to the opening and slamming of doors of missed opportunity, from the entirely unexpected exits of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to the more predictable departure of Johanna ...and more »

Serena Williams ends Johanna Konta's Australian Open run in quarter-final - The Guardian

Serena Williams shakes hands with Johanna Konta after setting up a semi-final against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni with a straight-sets win. Photograph: Andy Brownbill/AP. Australian Open 2017. Serena Williams ends Johanna Konta's Australian Open run in ...and more »

Serena Williams beats Johanna Konta in Australian Open quarter-final – as it happened - The Guardian

Serena Williams is bidding to make history with another grand slam success that would take her past Steffi Graf's record of 22 majors. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images. Mike Hytner · @mike_hytner. Tuesday 24 January 2017 22.52 EST First ...and more »

Serena Williams dishes out a lesson in grand Slam tennis by thrashing Nicole Gibbs to reach Australian Open last 16 - The Independent

Serena Williams gave compatriot Nicole Gibbs a lesson in grand slam tennis with a 6-1 6-3 thrashing to charge into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. Having passed her earlier tests against more accomplished players, second seed ...and more »

Johanna Konta a model of competitive cool as Serena Williams awaits - The Guardian

'She's the greatest player to be playing right now,' Johanna Konta, left, says of Serena Williams, who is chasing an all-time record. 'She has pretty much done it all.' Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images and Lukas Coch/AAP. Australian Open 2017 ...and more »