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Serena Williams sets sights on French Open while Konta finds form in Rome

• Williams’s coach says she will ‘play the French Open to win in’• Konta delighted after beating Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4, 6-3Optimism laughs at the scoreboard at all levels of sport, and, in different circumstances, Serena Williams and Johanna Konta took the concept to its outer edges on Monday, two weeks before the French Open.Williams, who is 36 and has played a handful of matches since winning the 2017 Australian Open when seven weeks pregnant, is a contender at Roland Garros, according to her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou. Continue reading......

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Published By: theguardian.com - Monday, 14 May