Tennis

Serena stunned by Qiang Wang at Australian Open

The 28-year-old from the Chinese port city of Tianjin was the No. 27 seed heading in to the tournament, but edged past Williams 6-4 6-7 7-5 and will now play Tunisian national Ons Jabeur in the fourth round.The exit of the 23-time grand slam winner marks the first time Williams has failed to advance past the third round at Melbourne Park since 2006. READ: Rafael Nadal hits ball girl in head with shot, apologizes with kissWilliams' confidence was high after the American claimed her first title in three years in Auckland ahead of the Australian Open, but her wait to match Margaret Court's record of 24 slams — and to win her first major since the 2017 — goes on."I made far too many errors to be a professional athlete today," Williams, who made 56 unforced errors to Wang's 20, told reporters after the match."I can't play like that. I literally can't do that again, that's unprofessional and it's not cool."Williams' defeat was all the more unexpected given she'd beaten Wang 6-1 6-0 in the quarterfinals of the US Open last year when the Chinese player won just 15 points. Williams' last grand slam title came at the 2017 Australian Open while she was pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia. READ: Nick Kyrgios and Gilles Simon mock Rafael Nadal routineSerena Williams reacts after losing her third round match against Qiang Wang at the Australian Open.The 38-year-old has fallen in four fiRead More – Source

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