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<a href="http://www.mogreet.com/moshare/it/" class="moshare-button-21" data-message="Serena Williams lost in a big upset at the Australian Open. I've never liked Serena because I think she beats people just by being bigger and stronger, not because she's more skilled. I call her the "Shaq" of women's tennis. But her performance yesterday was a lot more like Lebron James in crunch time.
Lebron's Heat lost a home game to the Milwaukee Bucks last night, while getting outscored yet again in the 4th quarter. Miami is now 11-5 and in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. Amazingly Boston, at 6-9, is just one spot behind in 7th.
Meanwhile the Celtics won in Washington without Rajon Rondo, and minus Ray Allen for most of the game. Paul Pierce had one of those Larry Bird circa 1991 "I'm not quit done yet" type of games, pouring in 34 points, 8 rebounds, and 10 assists. At least for one day the trade rumors were put to rest.
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The difference between good tennis players and great tennis players is that the great ones can survive an off day in a big tournament. For as great as she is, even Serena Williams couldn't get through this.
The 13-time Grand Slam champion was sent packing from the Australian Open on Monday, courtesy a listless performance in a 6-2, 6-4 fourth-round loss to world No. 53 Ekaterina...
It's not that she didn't try, because she did. It's not that she wasn't fit enough to play, because she was. But Serena Williams, a five-time champion here at the Australian Open, put in a performance Monday that she described as "disastrous" while losing 6-2, 6-3 to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova, ranked No. 56 in the world.
Why? Not quite sure she even...
Five-time champion Serena Williams lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday, and the men's No. 6 seed, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, also was upset.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams' 17-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended Monday in a stunning...
Serena Williams vowed to bounce back from her fourth-round exit from the Australian Open on Monday, but her loss to world number 56 Ekaterina Makarova suggests time may have caught up with the most dominant player of her generation.
Just before she walked onto the court, Greta Arn said she was looking forward to the "privilege" of playing her first match against Serena Williams. Some privilege. The 13-time Grand Slam champion overpowered Arn, 6-1, 6-1, in 59 minutes Saturday for her 17th straight win at the Australian Open.