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By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 21, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia - Serena Williams destroyed Maria Kirilenko in their fourth round match at the Australian Open, Williams with 87% of first serves in and creating 22 winners on her way to the 57 minute, 6-2, 6-0 thumping.
“No, I definitely have never hit that high of a percentage because I take a lot of chances with my serve.”
“It was good. But I really want to be able to keep it up.”
Williams progressed into the quarterfinals and extended her current winning streak of matches to 20. She has also increased her chance of regaining the world number one title with the win, Azarenka and Sharapova both needing to make the final if they are to have any chance of claiming top spot ahead of Williams.
The winner of five Australian Open titles experienced little resistance from her opponent tonight and was understandably pleased with her performance after the match.
“I was surprised. I felt like Maria played really well. I was just trying...
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Sometimes when I’m typing and I mistype a word, I’ll slam my fist into the keyboard or maybe bash my knuckle into the screen. It’s the equipment’s fault. Serena Williams pulled similar shenanigans after falling behind 2-1 in the third (and deciding) set against 19-year old American Sloane Stephens. Serena was cruising, up a set and a break against Stephens (who bears...
A frustrated Serena Williams smashed her racket during the third set of her quarterfinal Australian Open tennis match, where she suffered an upset loss to 19-year-old fellow American Sloane Stephens.
It happened as she went down 2-1 in the third set after returning a serve long. Williams smashed her racket on the ground twice, then threw it into the bench in disgust. Williams...
IT'S AN UPSET
Sloane Stephens beat Serena Williams at the Australian Open, becoming the first American woman younger than Serena to beat her.
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...
Have you ever accidentally smacked yourself in the face? It’s embarrassing even when nobody sees it. Well, Serena Williams did it in front of a captive audience at the Australian Open. Of course, those in attendance probably didn’t realize what happened except those sitting behind the baseline. Unfortunately for her, the TV cameras were rolling But giving herself a fat lip didn’t...
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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By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 23, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – 19-year-old Sloane Stephens shocked the tennis world on Wednesday at the Australian Open, defeating 15-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 and progressing into her first career Grand Slam semifinal.
“Today I just really didn’t have anything to lose, “ Stephens said. “I mean, you’re...
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 21, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Sloane Stephens continued her dream run at the Australian Open, defeating young Serbian Bojana Jovanovski in a tough three set match 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 on Monday to set up a quarterfinal clash with Serena Williams on Wednesday.
Stephens is a part of the next generation of American tennis players and will compete in her...
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...
This was 19-year old Sloane Stephens first quarter final match at a major tournament. Stephens beat Serena Williams 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the Australian Open. Even coming off her incredible season last year, which included an Olympic run, you can’t help but think the tides are changing in women’s tennis. Stephens has been a protege so to speak of Serena Williams. Stephens is the...
While you were sleeping, a new face in American tennis cleared a hurdle in her march towards stardom. 19-year-old Sloane Stephens beat Serena Williams in Australia to reach the semis via a three-set match that ESPN will be talking about throughout the day.
Meanwhile, we were mesmerized this morning by the guy who wedgie bombed ESPN’s South Carolina-Missouri crew. You just never...
Through four rounds, nobody has tested Serena Williams.
For the second straight year, Serena faced a Russian in the fourth round of the Australian Open. Stunned by Makarova here a year ago, she spared no effort in scripting a different narrative on Monday night, when she extended her perfect record against Maria Kirilenko with a convincing 6-2 6-0 win. While this counterpuncher...