"Serena Williams" Handed A Shocking Defeat By "Wang Qiang" In The Australian Open 2020

Seven-time champion Serena Williams has been knocked out of the Australian Open, losing 6-4 6-7 (2-7) 7-5 to China’s Wang Qiang in the third round.

The 8-seed Serena lost to 27-seed Wang Qiang a player she just defeated in 44 minutes at the 2019 US Open four months ago.

The defeat means an early exit for Serena Williams in the Australian Open, the last time she lost at this stage was last 14 years ago, when she lost to the now retired Slovak tennis player Daniela Hantuchova 6-1, 7-6(5).

Serena who is now in her 23rd year as a professional, falls to the ground bowing her head, as she walks off the court offering a gracious wave to her fans, as her quest to equal Margaret Court's all time record of 24 major Grand Slam singles title has been halted for the mean time.

"I really think a champion is defined not by their wins, but by how they can recover when they fall" said the 38-year-old. 

"After the second set I was a little bit confused, but my mind always said I had to focus on the court... 

" I remembered what my coach always say, I believe in you 200% and on every point, you must always trust yourself,” said the 28-year-old Wang, who will now faces Tunisian Ons Jabeur in the fourth round.

According to Cloud Nine Sports news, Serena Williams has earlier this month outclassed compatriot Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 in 96 minutes in Auckland to win her 73rd WTA title after her first in February 1999. It was her first title victory as a mother since after the birth of her daughter Olympia in October 2007, ending a streak of five finals defeats since her return from Maternity leave in March 2018.  

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