Serena Williams suffered one of the most surprising losses of her career from 5-1 up in the deciding set against Karolina Pliskova in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.
Serena Williams refused to blame a jarred ankle after suffering a remarkable Australian Open collapse in the quarter-finals against Karolina Pliskova.
Karolina Pliskova saved four match points in a remarkable comeback to beat Serena Williams 6-4 4-6 7-5 and reach her first Australian Open semi-final.
Serena Williams stamped down her authority on the Australian Open by battling past world number one Simona Halep and into the quarter-finals.
Serena Williams won a tremendous battle against world number one Simona Halep to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open but believes she will need to find a new level if she is to win a 24th grand slam singles title.
Serena Williams stayed on course for a 24th grand slam singles title at the Australian Open with victory over world number one Simona Halep in a tremendous battle on Rod Laver Arena.
World number one Simona Halep insisted she will have nothing to lose when she takes on Serena Williams in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Serena Williams continued to steamroller her way through the Australian Open draw but Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina both survived serious scares to reach the fourth round.
Serena Williams eased to victory over Eugenie Bouchard to reach the third round of the Australian Open while Simona Halep survived another scare to join her.
Serena Williams made a storming return to the grand slam stage to set up a second-round clash with a resurgent Eugenie Bouchard.
Eugenie Bouchard will make her return to the biggest stage with a second-round date against Serena Williams at the Australian Open.