Serena Williams was bounced in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Wednesday by 19-year-old Sloane Stephens 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. The defeat marked the first time Serena lost to an American player who was younger than her. While it would be premature to call this a “changing of the guard” in women’s tennis, it is a sign of things to come.
Williams, who was already battling an ankle injury suffered during her first-round match, took a medical timeout during the second set to address back spasms. She went on to lose the set and match, but she says she did not consider quitting because of the injury.
Stephens clearly frustrated Williams, because Serena smashed her racquet in anger during the third set.
Here is what the racquet looked like after being destroyed:
We don’t post this to criticize Serena; even the best players have their moments of frustration and end up busting a racquet or two. This just shows how much Stephens frustrated Williams, which is not something you see often.
Stephens showed off her great personality after the win. She was stunned, delighted, and was already checking her phone for text messages moments after her victory. The teenager even said in an interview after the match that she was hoping the shocking win would increase her Twitter following.
But the best part was seeing her face after she defeated the player who she looked up to growing up:
Serena Williams shared a picture on her Twitter account Wednesday night of her swollen right ankle and, as you can see, the area is massive in size. Williams didn’t add much context to the photo, only writing “ouch” in her tweet. We don’t know when the picture was taken, but what we do know is that Williams rolled her right ankle during her first-round match at the Australian...
Serena Williams was definitely not 100% when she lost to Sloane Stephens in the Aussie Open earlier this week. She was having back issues, and now we find out her ankle wasn’t exactly in perfect shape either. Serena took to Twitter to show off the picture of her ankle following her defeat. Ouch is right. Ouch mob.li/_nxDCj — Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) January 24, 2013...
Serena Williams mentioned a litany of injuries she has been dealing with during the Australian Open after she was ousted by Sloane Stephens in the tournament’s quarterfinals this week — a match that featured Serena doing her best “HULK SMASH!” impression at the expense of a innocent racquet — and on Wednesday night she decided to tweet compelling evidence of at least one...
There is now a plausible, but completely disgusting, explanation for Serena Williams’ early exit at the Australian Open.
One day after losing in the quarterfinals to 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens, Williams tweeted a picture and provided insight as to why she struggled as much as she did in the match.
Describing her ankle as severely swollen is an understatement. After injuring...
19-year-old American Sloane Stephens just knocked off 15-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
Serena won the first set 6-3, but injured her back in the second set, and didn't look like herself for the rest of the match. Sloane would win the final two sets, 7-5, 6-3, to move on to the semifinals.
And after one point in the...
That…that just ain’t right.
Well, this helps explain why Serena Williams came up short in her Australian Open quarterfinal match against Sloane Stephens. Serena tweeted out this picture of what is allegedly her right ankle, with a caption consisting of nothing more than the word ouch, an understatement if ever there was one. Trust me, ankles are never supposed to look like Popeye’s...
19-year old American Sloane Stephens downed Serena Williams 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 at the Australian Open yesterday. But not before SW pouted and beat her racket like an insert metaphor here.
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Serena Williams lost to Sloane Stephens in the quarter finals of the Australian Open earlier this week. Serena injured her ankle during a loss in a doubles match with her sister Venus. Yesterday Serena shared with Twitter just how swollen her ankle is.
Ouch is right! It looks like a grapefruit. WOW.
photo via Twitter
Serena hurt her back and ankle when she lost her match against Sloane Stephens. As you can see above her ankle isn’t a pretty sight.
Safe to say nothing sexy about that. If you have a foot fetish look away.
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One of the best moments from Sloane Stephens's breakthrough win over Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals was right after the pair shook hands. The 19-year old went straight for her phone to see if her mom had texted her. Probably, but she couldn't tell from the 233 messages she had waiting for her. Kids. She also said after...
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Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her fourth round match against Maria Kirilenko of Russia during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia – ”I didn’t expect to come out and play so well tonight,” Williams said. “I was like ‘Wow!’ I saw I had 95 percent first serves...
You are probably wonder who is this Sloane Stephens woman who is currently trending on Twitter for beating Serena Williams.
Here are some details courtesy of Wikipedia.
She is 19
She is the Youngest Woman in the Top 40 Women’s ranking.
Born in Florida.
Starting playing Tennis at the age of 9.
Her idols are Serena and Venus Williams, who also mentor her.
Her favorite TV Show is...
The 19-year-old Sloane Stephens recorded the best upset of her career.
In the most shocking result of the 2013 Australian Open to date, the 19-year-old rising star Sloane Stephens capitalized on an ailing Serena Williams to reach the semifinals in just her seventh appearance at a major main draw. Rallying from losing the first set, Stephens conquered not only her injured but still...
For a moment it seemed that Sloane Stephens was heading for a replay of her previous match -- losing the first set, seeing her opponent pull up at the start of the second with some sort of injury and then ...
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