The 23-time Grand Slam champion lost to the unseeded Croatian. It marks the first time since Wimbledon in 2015 that Serena Williams has suffered a second-round exit at a major.
Overview of the US Open
The US Open is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world and attracts the best players from all over the globe. This year’s edition was no different, with Serena Williams being one of the favorites to win it all.
Sadly for her fans, Williams’ run at the US Open came to an end in the third round, when she lost to Ajla Tomljanović in straight sets. It was a surprising result, as many had expected Williams to go deep into the tournament.
Nevertheless, it was a great tournament overall and we can’t wait to see what next year’s edition will bring. Stay tuned for more updates!
Serena Williams has been a favorite this year
Serena Williams’ dream run at the US Open ended with a third-round loss to Ajla Tomljanović. The Australian 24-year-old won 6-3, 6-3 in just over an hour on a hot and humid day at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
This is a huge upset, as Williams was seeded 17th and Tomljanović was unseeded. It’s also the first time in Williams’ career that she has lost to someone ranked outside the Top 20 at the US Open.
Williams had been on a roll leading up to this match, winning her first two rounds in straight sets. She even looked poised to win this one, too, as she took an early 3-0 lead. But Tomljanović fought back, taking the next six games to take control of the match.
The loss ends Serena’s streak of 26 consecutive wins at the US Open, dating back to her loss to Roberta Vinci in 2015. It’s a disappointing end to what had been a promising tournament for her, but she can still hold her head high after such a great run.
But her dreams have been dashed, by Ajla Tomljanović
In a stunning upset, Ajla Tomljanović has defeated Serena Williams in the third round of the US Open. This is Tomljanović’s first ever win against Williams, and it came at a time when it mattered most. With this loss, Williams’ hopes of winning a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title have come to an end.
This has been a tough year for Serena, as she has now lost in the third round of both the Australian Open and the US Open. She will surely be disappointed with her performance at these two major tournaments, but she can take solace in the fact that she is still one of the greatest players of all time.
The matchup was a repeat of their Australian Open final earlier this year
It was a rematch of the Australian Open final, but this time it was Ajla Tomljanović who came out on top, defeating Serena Williams in straight sets in the third round of the US Open. This marks the earliest exit for Williams at a Grand Slam tournament since 2006.
Despite her early loss, Williams can still hold her head high after an incredible run at this year’s US Open. She made it to the finals of both the singles and doubles tournaments, winning the latter with her sister Venus. This was Serena’s first Slam title in over two years, and she showed that she is still one of the best players in the world.
Even though she didn’t come away with the win at this year’s US Open, Serena Williams proved that she is still a force to be reckoned with. We can’t wait to see what she does next!
But this time, Tomljanović claimed the victory in straight sets
It was a disappointing end to what had been a dream run for Serena Williams at the US Open. After winning her first two matches in straight sets, she was beaten by Ajla Tomljanović in the third round.
Tomljanović claimed the victory in straight sets, winning 6-3, 6-3. It was a tough loss for Williams, who had been hoping to make it to the fourth round of the tournament.
Despite the loss, Williams can take solace in the fact that she played well throughout the tournament and gave her fans plenty to cheer about. She will no doubt be back next year, looking to go one step further and claim victory at the US Open.
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