Serena Williams' attempt to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam titles was brought to a screeching halt this week. Her win against her opponent Karolina Pliskova was almost sure, but Pliskova somehow pulled an amazing comeback and shock victory.
The American great had beaten world number one Simona Halep in the fourth round but folded against the Pliskova. Serena Williams was the crowd favourite because of her extraordinary accomplishments. She is the winner of 23 Major singles titles.
The 37 year old did not blame her ankle or any other previous injury as an explanation for her defeat this time.
Since returning to tennis last year after giving birth, Williams has tried to match Court's record four times with no success. She lost the US Open final against Naomi Osaka. Briefly.co.za reported on the controversial loss that resulted in tongues wagging about Serena's code violations and behaviour during the match.
Pliskova will face Naomi Osaka next. When asked how she felt about her next opponent, the Czech Republic player said:
"She's dangerous but nobody is more dangerous than Serena."
You got that right.
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