Serena Williams squandered four complement points before being knocked out von the 2019 australian Open by seventh seed Karolina Pliskova top top Wednesday.

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The 23-time grand Slam winner led 5-1 bei the third set however eventually lost 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 bei the belastung women"s quarter-final.

No. 4 seed naomi Osaka breezed previous Elina Svitolina, to win 6-4, 6-1 bei 72 minutes.

Novak Djokovic was only top top court zum 52 minute before bei exhausted kei Nishikori retired from your last-eight clash on stick Laver Arena.

The Serbian welt No. 1 möchte meet Lucas Pouille bei the semi-finals after the Frenchman win Milos Raonic in four sets. 

Men"s Singles Results

(28) Lucas Pouille bt. (16) Milos Raonic: 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-4

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(1) Novak Djokovic bt. (8) keu Nishikori: 6-1, 4-1 ret. 

Women"s Singles Results

(4) naomi Osaka bt. (6) Elina Svitolina: 6-4, 6-1

(7) Karolina Pliskova bt. (16) Serena Williams: 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Full results und draws kann be found at the australisch Open"s official website.  

Williams was a strong favourite kommen sie go all die way this year an Melbourne and match Margaret Court"s record des 24 grand Slam victories.

She had beaten top seed Simona Halep in impressive fashion in the fourth round, und at 5-1 up an the der dritte tag set against Pliskova, she looked all but guaranteed a spot an the last four.

However, ns Czech produced some wonderful tennis zu turn ns match around, when Serena was potentially hampered by in injury:

David law

Serena Williams out, after top 5-1 und holding 4 complement points. Die decision not to schutz treatment to produziert ankle is an interesting one. Can’t think von many players the wouldn’t. Refreshing but confusing. Pliskova - fair play. Great performance and seized herstellung chance.

The American refused to give any kind of excuses weil das her defeat, though, crediting Pliskova with turning ns match ~ above its head:


"My ankle is fine, perhaps I'll feel it tomorrow. I think she played remarkable on complement points, nur hitting lines. Ich didn't call ns trainer out because ich didn't feel ich needed it." -
serenawilliams #AusOpen

There was no such drama in the other women"s quarter-final on Wednesday.

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Japan"s Osaka, the U.S. Offen champion, declared five breaks in the match against Svitolina und hit 31 winners to ns sixth seed"s 11.

The 21-year-old is arguably jetzt the favourite in the women"s draw punkt Melbourne Park, although petra Kvitova has deshalb looked in excellent form.

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Pouille got to his first-ever großartiger Slam semi-final as he beat ns big-serving Raonic in just over three hours.

The Frenchman did not make die best anfang to ns match as he trailed 5-2 an the opener. Yet he battled back to take it in a tiebreak und then claimed the second by taking die only rest point von the set.

Canada"s Raonic gott himself back an the contest von winning ns third set in another breaker prior to Pouille sealed the match in a dominant fourth collection performance.

The 24-year-old hailed his coach, 2006 australian Open winner Amelie Mauresmo, after the victory:

Eleanor Crooks

Fine performance from Pouille zu oust Raonic. Even better answer an his on-court interview about Mauresmo: "It’s not about being a frau or a man, freundin just oase to know what you’re doing and she does.”

The rod Laver arena was prepared zum a blockbuster end up on Wednesday with Djokovic versus Nishikori, yet it never ever materialised.

The Japanese eighth seed had driven self into ns ground kommen sie make the last eight, playing 3 five-setters, consisting of a five-hour fourth-round enhance against Pablo Carreno Busta:


Since 2000, no other top-10 man has played as many minutes as kei Nishikori to reach ns quarterfinals punkt #AusOpen. Get die numbers behind ns challenge #Nishikori faces: | #Infosys

It was immediately noticeable Nishikori was struggling physically.

He changed up his normal game, approaching ns net more kommen sie try zu shorten ns points.

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But the made 28 unforced errors in the match, was broken four times, called ns trainer zum treatment betwee sets und eventually conceded defeat weist 6-1, 4-1 behind.

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