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Just before she walked on court, Greta Arn said she was looking forward to the "privilege" of playing her first match against Serena Williams. Some privilege.
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Serena Williams needed only 59 minutes to record a victory in straight sets in the third round of the Australian Open.
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.
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...
MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams' 17-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended Monday in a stunning...
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...
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.
On Saturday night while Serena Williams -- a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Hungary's Greta Arn -- was talking about kinesiology papers, management classes and wanting to get a business degree, Lleyton Hewitt, who had followed her on Rod Laver Arena, was trying to win a tennis match.
You can be sure that Hewitt's focus was on nothing other than a fuzzy yellow ball as he tried to track...