Johanna Konta wins first WTA Tour title, beating Venus Williams in Stanford | Tennis News |

Johanna Konta wins first WTA Tour title, beating Venus Williams in Stanford | Tennis News |

Johanna Konta wins first WTA Tour title, beating Venus Williams in Stanford | Tennis News |

Johanna Konta won her first WTA Tour title with victory over Venus Williams in Stanford

Johanna Konta claimed her first WTA Tour title with a 7-5 5-7 6-2 win over Venus Williams at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford on Sunday.

The British No 1 rose to 14th in the world after sealing victory in two hours and 18 minutes, becoming the first British woman to win this title since Sue Barker in 1977. She had also beaten Williams at the Australian Open earlier in the season.

She had looked to be coasting to victory when leading by a set and 4-1 in the second but Williams, who was looking for her 50th career title, won six of the next seven games to haul herself back into the match and level it at one set all.

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