Excitement for the Australian Open 2017 live stream could grow bigger as a matchup between the Williams sisters looms. However, Johanna Konta might stand in their way.
Catch the Australian Open 2017 live streaming matches via Eurosport Player and Sky Go in the UK and WatchESPN in the US. Sports fans in both countries might have great interest to watch the upcoming matches.
British number one Johanna Konta faces 22-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams for the first time, BBC reports. Hence, their initial encounter takes place at the Australian Open 2017.
Quarter Final Match Between Konta and Younger Williams
The match between the two players is one to watch out for on the Australian Open 2017 live stream. Indeed, Williams remains a tough competitor with a strong drive to win. However, no one can discount the skill of Konta who came prepared for such a challenge.
“I’ve played quite a few Grand Slam champions and former world number ones. So I’ve prepared myself as much as possible for a competitor like Serena,” Konta said. The world number nine player has played the older Williams sister before.
Indeed, she managed to edge out Venus at the Australian Open last year. To date, her winning record over Venus stands at 2 to 1. However, a game with Serena is one she seems to look forward to even more.
“I was thinking I’d love the opportunity to be on court with her before she retires. But I doubt she’s talking retirement. She will be playing until the very last ball she can physically hit. Hopefully it won’t be the last time I play her before she retires,” Konta added.
Chances of Williams Sisters Matchup on Australian Open 2017 Live Stream
The chances of the Australian Open 2017 hosting a matchup between the Williams sisters could happen. The Bleacher Report noted the strong form of Venus of late. Hence, a return to her earlier playing days. Her competitor at this year’s semi-finals is fellow American Coco Vandeweghe. Their matchup promises to be interesting.
Should Venus win, she would have to await the outcome of Serena’s quarterfinal match with Konta. Since, the winner of that match will still play for the second semi-final slot against Karolina Pliskova or Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.
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