Sunday, January 31, 2016

Angelique Kerber (7) German upsets Serena Williams (1) at Australian Open

Wheels of Happiness

Rizal Philippines
January 31, 2016

From NY Times

I learned only a couple of days ago that Serena Williams reign as Australian Open Champ has ended.  A certain unheard player A. Kerber defeated her in 3 sets.

I happened to watch the replay today at Fox TV and caught up the set, the second which S. Williams won.  Williams showed her dominance with aces, and booming corner shots.Williams served 190 kph+ unstoppable, unreturnable serve.  However S. Williams committed many errors:  ball on the tape, outside and double faults

At the third set, Kerber threw in a couple of drop shots which upset the game/rhythm of Williams. At the 10th game of the third set, Williams was serving and she committed errors especially on the last point (an out) which gave Kerber the game.

It was a full packed event (maybe the whites wanting to see the dominance of black for six years) in tennis and they got what they wanted.

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