The British No 1, Johanna Konta will face off against Serena Williams for the first time as takes on the American in the Australian Open quarterfinals. The tournament has had its fair share of upset with Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray both getting knocked out.
In the women’s draw, Angelique Kerber has also been turned away and Martina Navratilova is insisting that Konta can go ahead and knock out the 22-time Grand Slam winner. In her days, Navratilova won 18 Grand Slams and has advised Konta on how to beat Williams.
“The game is there for Konta. It’s all about the head now.” Navratilova said. “It’s a big ask when you’ve never played Serena Williams to beat her at a Grand Slam quarter-final but you never know.
She’s got the game to beat anyone. “Jo just keeps improving. She looks like she belongs, she feels she belongs here, she’s not an imposter and she’s got the weapons to go with it. If she keeps that belief, that full confidence can do wonders for you.
If she stays healthy, the sky is the limit.” Also Read:AUSTRALIAN OPEN WOMEN'S SINGLES: For first time since 2003, Venus Williams reaches semi-final in Melbourne