Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams Loses Match; Novak Djokovic Wins

Serena Williams lost four match points before being eliminated from the 2019 Australian Open by seventh seed Karolina Pliskova on Wednesday. Williams led 5-1 in the third set but eventually lost 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 in the last women’s quarter-final.

No. 4 seed Naomi Osaka breezed past Elina Svitolina, winning 6-4, 6-1 in 72 minutes.

Novak Djokovic was only on court for 52 minutes before an exhausted Kei Nishikori retired from their last-eight clash on Rod Laver Arena. The world No. 1 will now meet Lucas Pouille in the semi-finals after the Frenchman beat Milos Raonic in four sets. 

Australian Open: Serena eliminated, Osaka moves on


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