Tennis legend Serena Williams’ quest for Grand Slam #24 at the Australia Open 2020 finished with a pretty much shocking Round 3 loss to Wang Qiang 6-4, 6-7, 7-5.
Williams’ exit marks the first time she has failed to advance past the third round at Melbourne Park since 2006. She falls to 108-5 in her career during the first week of hardcourt majors.
Friday’s stunning defeat also extends Williams’ drought without a major championship since she last won the Australian Open in 2017 while pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia.
Williams, 38, who two weeks ago won her first WTA title since 2017, remains one Grand Slam title away from tying Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24. Her next chance to equal Court’s record will be at the French Open in May.
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