Posted January 20, 2012 on AP on Fox

WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Ekaterina Makarova of Russia plays a forehand during the women's singles second round match against Carla Suarezv Navarro of Spain on Day Four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Serena Williams has lost at the Australian Open for the first time since 2008, struggling with her serve and hitting too many unforced errors in a shocking 6-2, 6-3 fourth-round defeat to Ekaterina Makarova. Williams was surprised by the power of the groundstrokes coming back at her Monday from the Russian lefthander, who at No. 56 was the lowest-ranked woman to make the fourth round of the season's first major. The dominant force at Melbourne Park this century, Williams had lost only two matches at the Australian Open since winning the first of her five titles here in 2003. But she had seven double faults, including four in the fifth game of the second set, and 37 unforced errors to give Makarova a spot in the quarterfinals at a major for the first time. She'll play either 2008 champion Maria Sharapova or Sabine Lisicki. ''I don't know what to say. Amazing feeling and first time in quarterfinals,'' the 23-year-old Makarova said. Williams is ''...
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