Johanna Konta defeats Serena in first round.

The British number one took less than an hour to win 6-1 6-0 in San Jose.Johanna Konta inflicted the worst defeat of Serena Williams’ career with a thumping first-round victory over the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion at the Silicon Valley Classic.

Williams, 36, had never lost a match without winning at least two games since turning professional in 1995.

Williams, who only returned to the women’s tour earlier this year after giving birth, made 25 unforced errors to Konta’s nine. Konta will play American teenager Sofia Kenin in the second round.

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