Serena Williams have been eliminated from this year’s edition of the Australian Open by a resurgent Qiang Wang.
Qiang Wang who is currently placed 27 in the world upsets Serena Williams in the third round of the competition as she showed fans on Rod Laver Arena exactly what kind of tennis she’s capable of.
The world number 27 stunned the 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams in three dramatic sets to advance to Australian Open round of 16.
Qiang Wang acquitted herself well on Friday, staying calm under pressure and firing 25 winners past Serena, breaking the former World No.1’s powerful serve three times en route to a 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-5 victory.
The victory means Qiang Wang ended Serena’s quest for history in Melbourne, where the American was seeking to lift her 24th Grand Slam title, a feat that would tie the all-time record, currently held by Margaret Court.
Serena’s last Grand Slam title came here in Melbourne in 2017.
It’s the first time that Serena Williams will be losing in the first week of a hard-court major since 2006.