Wang Qiang stuns Serena Williams in Australia Open

Melbourne: Chinese Wang Qiang stunned Serena William’s in the third round of the Australia Open at Rod Laver Arena here on Friday.

Qiang, the number 27 seed, outclassed 23-time Grand Slam winner in three sets 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-5. Williams is currently placed at the ninth spot in the WTA rankings.

After winning the first set, Williams came back strong in the second set which ended on a tie-breaker. In the final set, the Chinese stayed calm to overcome her opponent.

MS Education Academy

In their last encounter, Williams ousted Qiang in 44 minutes at US Open to win the match 6-1, 6-0.

Into the fourth round at the Australian Open for the first time, Qiang will take on Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, who defeated the retiring Caroline Wozniacki, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 earlier in the day to advance.

Subscribe us on The Siasat Daily - Google News
Back to top button