Found January 23, 2012 on
Russian Ekaterina Makarova was scared stiff the first time she played Serena Williams but it was a different story in her shock thrashing of the American at the Australian Open on Monday.
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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.
Serena Williams needed only 59 minutes to record a victory in straight sets in the third round of 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...
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.
<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...
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.