Big upset at Australian Open

Young American Sloane Stephens pulls off the huge upset defeating her idol Serena Williams, 3 – 6, 7 – 5, 6 – 4!  Serena appeared to re-injure her right ankle (injured earlier in the tournament) in an awkward stop she had to make close to the net after hitting a winner in the second set and did have the trainer and medical staff out.  Apparently, it was her back that was giving her trouble.  She seemed to overcome both and be back to full speed by the third set and the young super star Stephens simply out hit her.  What a huge victory for this young American.  Really changes the dynamics of the semifinals and possibly the final as well.

Azarenka advanced earlier over Kuznetsova, 7 -5, 6 -1 and will be Sloane Stephens’ semifinal opponent.

More to come tomorrow.

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