As men’s champion Novak Djokovic achieved the quarter-finals with his 28th straight acquire considering that September, yet another Serb rubbed out the incredibly hot women’s favourite and ended a single of the longest streaks of her job.
In a consequence which throws the women’s draw wide open up, Ivanovic capitalised on Williams’ very poor movement to get her initially ever sets versus the planet quantity 1, winning 4-6, 6-3, six-3.
Afterwards, Williams mentioned she was on powerful medicine for a back harm which she suffered in new times and virtually prompted her to pull out prior to her 3rd-round get above Daniela Hantuchova.
“I manufactured a incredible quantity of errors, shots I skipped I commonly don’t miss out on, I haven’t skipped considering that the ’80s. I’m just not used to missing people pictures,” she stated.
“I believe Ana just performed a actually fantastic match. She did what it normally takes to gain.”
Ana Ivanovic celebrates profitable her women’s singles &hellip
Ana Ivanovic celebrates successful her women’s singles match in opposition to Serena Williams at the Austral …
The upset robs Williams of the probability to sign up for Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on 18 Grand Slams, and attract nearer to Steffi Graf’s Open-period record of 22.
Williams’ mentor, Patrick Mouratoglou, experienced said she was capable of winning all 4 Grand Slam titles this 12 months — a feat not reached considering that Graf’s sweep in 1988.
“Probably I can acquire four in a row, but it looks like in the one 12 months it’s sort of hard for me for whatsoever cause,” said Williams, 32.
Her departure is a big opportunity for all those remaining in the attract, which include Ivanovic, defending winner Victoria Azarenka and Li Na, who defeat Ekaterina Makarova to access the last 8.
Williams was on a twenty five-match successful streak, the second ideal of her career, following one particular of her most effective seasons in 2013 when she gained a profession-large eleven titles, like the French Open up and US Open up