Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

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 his 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: Priceless. GIF via CJ Fogler The post Serena Williams smashes her racquet during loss (Video) appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Serena Williams cries between sets during loss to Virginie Razzano (Video) Caroline Wozniacki breaks out her Serena Williams impression again (Video) Serena Williams Mocks Her Foot Fault Explosion in New Tennis Commercial

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3 Comments:
  • What amount of drug testing do they do in women's and men's tennis? Not a fan and wonder if they test at all?
  • A classless loser.
  • Enough already. I'm really tired of prima donna millionaire tennis players smashing rackets, mouthing off to umpires and trashing lines people like spoiled brats. Grow the f up already. Tennis needs to institute meaningful limits. If you disagree with a call, you have one minute to politely--POLITELY--discuss it with the chair umpire; continue one second past that and you forfeit the game. A second offense costs you the set and fine; the third costs you the match and a suspension. Throw a tantrum like this and you're fined and suspended from further match play in that tournament.
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