Found January 21, 2013 on Tennis Panorama :
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 first Grand Slam quarterfinal against her idol Williams. The two played recently in Brisbane, Williams winning that match in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.   Stephens served superbly with 80% of first serves in during the match. She also managed 90% of returns into play and created 11 break point opportunities in the match, converting 7 of them.   The young American required only 25 minutes to win the first set, allowing Jovanovski just one game before claiming the set 6-1.   The Serbian came back firing in the second set however, picking up her game considerably and playing more aggressively to level the match at ...

Serena destroys racquet during loss

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...

Sloane Stephens knocks out Serena

Sloane Stephens beat Serena Williams at the Australian Open, becoming the first American woman younger than Serena to beat her.

Here's Serena Williams destroying her racquet in her Australian Open loss to Sloane Stephens

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...

Serena Williams out of Australian Open

Serena Williams is out of the Australian Open after suffering an apparent lower back injury and losing her quarterfinal match 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 to 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens. Williams appeared to hurt her back while attempting to pull up short of the net during the eighth game of the second set. She called for a trainer after the ninth game with the score 5-4 and on serve...

Video: Serena Williams hit herself in the face at the Australian Open

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...

Serena Williams Is Unhappy With Her Racquet, Destroys It

Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens battled it out for a berth in the Aussie Open semi-finals, and during the third set Serena got a bit frustrated.  Check out how she demolishes her racquet, and by destroy we mean, really destroy.   [@CJZero] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Serena Williams Slayed by Rising Star Stephens in Australian Open Quarterfinals

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...

Serena Williams Steamrolls into Quarterfinals in Melbourne

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.”  ...

Who is Sloane Stephens?

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...

One Star Rises, One Star Falls: Stephens Stuns Serena to Reach Semifinals

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...

19-year-old Sloane Stephens defeats Serena Williams in Australian Open’s quarterfinals

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...

Serene Progress: Former Champion Dominates Kirilenko To Reach Quarterfinals

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...
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