This Is What Hurt Serena Williams In The Australian Open Finals
For Serena Williams, poor serving and an opponent with nothing to lose led to her first big loss in a finals since 2011.By Carter Woodiel | January 30, 2016
For tennis fans, seeing Serena Williams go down in a major final — like she did at the Australian Open — is a strange sight. After all, she won her last eight Grand Slam finals and hasn't lost one of those in more than four years.
But Angelique Kerber of Germany managed to pull off the upset, leaving Serena fans wondering what went wrong.
For one thing, you could say Williams had an off night. Despite her reputation as the most powerful server on tour, she only put her first serve in play 53 percent of the time in the final.