Serena Williams was stunned by China’s Qiang Wang at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Friday. The 28-year-old was the No. 27 seed heading in to the tournament, but edged past Williams 6-4 6-7 7-5 and will now play Tunisian national Ons Jabeur in the fourth round.
The 38-year-old has fallen in her last four finals since then, but said after her latest setback that she is confident she can return to winning ways at majors.
“I don’t play just to have fun and to lose, it’s not fun to play to lose personally,”
“I seem to do well at the last two slams of the year (Wimbledon and the US Open). I’ve won them all several times so each of them is an opportunity for me to go out there and win.
“It’s not even about the slams, it’s about me playing good tennis and I didn’t do that today. That is more disappointing. It’s not even just about the win, it’s more (that) I’m better than that.”