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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 ...
But she could not quite reproduce the full scenario of her upset against Serena Williams. Victoria Azarenka, playing like the world No. 1 for most of the match until, in her words, "I almost did the choke of the year" went through to the final by 6-1, 6-4.
The scoreline, however, tells nothing of the drama of the last two games. Stephens, who has been pushing Azarenka on several occasions without being able to win many games, broke the Belarussian for the third time in the second set after Azarenka had missed five match points.
Stephens' hitting from the baseline had finally clicked into the rhythm that had given Serena so much trouble and Azarenka suddenly found herself struggling to handle it. She netted a backhand on the first match point; hit a forehand lon...
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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...
Technically, choking is only an injury, or medical emergency, if something is stuck in your throat. So the No. 1 women's tennis player, Victoria Azarenka, on the verge of choking away her match Thursday, resorted to a cheap trick to beat American teen Sloane Stephens in the Australian Open semifinals.
Azarenka faked an injury, and walked off the court for 10 minutes for treatment...
A lot of people are referring to it as gamemanship- others are calling it flat out fakery...
But Victoria Azarenka used an injury timeout to stop Sloane Stephens' momentum in their semi-final match at the Australian Open. Up 5-3 in the second, Azarenka served for the match and had five match points- losing them all.
She called for a doctor, as rules allow...
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...
This was Sydney last year. What will Melbourne be this year?
Follow for updates from the women’s final as the match unfolds. Victoria Azarenka seeks to defend her title and her #1 ranking, but Li Na looks for a third straight victory over a top-four opponent.
Azarenka 1*-0: Having claimed that she would silence her nerves for her second final here, Li suggests otherwise...
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...
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.
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...