Williams stunned by Pliskova fightback at Australian Open

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Williams stunned by Pliskova fightback at Australian Open


Tennis – Australian Open – Quarter-final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 23, 2019. Serena Williams of the U.S. in action with Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova. REUTERS/Edgar Su

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Serena Williams squandered four match points and blew a 5-1 lead in the decider to fall to seventh seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4 4-6 7-5 in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Williams also saved two match points in the last game but netted on the third in a stunning loss to the big-serving Czech at Rod Laver Arena.

Pliskova advances to meet Naomi Osaka for a place in the final.



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