Serena Williams is on Wednesday at the Australian Open in Melbourne failed to make the semi-finals to reach. They eventually lost against the Czech Karolina Pliskova (N. 8), in three sets (6-4, 4-6, 7-5).
In the last set was the American at a certain point, however, 5 to 1 for. Four match balls, they could not redeem.
By its loss the 37-year-old Serena, currently sixteenth in the world ranking, her dream of a record number of grand slam titles – now in the name of the Australian Margaret Court – must re-store.
Pliskova in the next round against the Japanese Naomi Osaka (N. 4). Osaka had earlier in the day in two sets (6-4, 6-1) enough to Elina Svitolina from the Ukraine to beat. The Japanese was the winner of the last grand slam tournament for the Australian Open, the US Open in september. It is for the first time in a quarter of a century that a Japanese in the semi-finals in Melbourne. Osaka can gain the number 1 of the world.
The other semi-final is played by the Czech Petra Kvitova (N. 6), and the American Danielle Collins (N. 35).