Sloane Stephens Surprises Serena Williams After Defeating Her at Australian Open: The American Sloane Stephens has defeated Serena and the bell on Wednesday to compatriot Serena Williams (3-6, 7-5, 6-4), third favorite to get the pass to the semifinals of the Australia Open, first ‘big of the season and that is held in Melbourne until 27 January, where he will face world number one, Victoria Azarenka, who left on the road to Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova (7-5, 6-1) .
The young tennis player, 19, and 29th-seeded masterfully recovered after losing the first set against the five-time champion in the tournament oceanic -2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010 -. The smallest of the Williams sisters came to grief without having given a sleeve still in the current competition-and twenty consecutive victories.
In the second one, Stephens gave a lesson on caste and managed to break Serena’s service, suffering from back pain mediated the second set (7-5). A blow too hard for pentacampeona, who dragged their problems to the end and gave way to a girl who will play for the first time in her career a semifinal Grand Slam debut after also quartered.
Her stumbling block to achieving the company’s final will be nothing more and nothing less than the world number one, Victoria Azarenka, which did not result in an upset in her quarterfinal showdown with Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova, which exceeded two sets (7-5, 6-1).
After a first set tied, in which Kuznetsova managed to break her opponent’s service in the fourth game, with immediate response, Azarenka achieved a decisive break with the score 5-5, and soon after took her after the Russian recovered from a knee injury that kept her away from the tracks six months, missed a backhand.
Nothing could make the WTA ranking 75th in the second race, where the defending champion swept half hour and only conceded one set to continue at a steady pace in the Southern tournament.