US Open: Serena Williams loses in semifinals to Karolina Pliskova

US Open: Serena Williams loses in semifinals to Karolina Pliskova

New York:

Top-seeded Serena Williams fell to 10th seeded Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova in the US Open semifinals on Friday.
Williams double faulted on match point in a second-set tie-break to give Pliskova the match. With Pliskova’s 6-2 7-6 straight sets win, Williams’ 186-week reign as world No 1 (stretching back to February 18, 2013) is now over.

Williams fell behind by a quick 3-0 in the breaker but rallied back to three-all with two miniholds and a double fault by Pliskova.

The match came to an end as the American lost with a double fault to fall in the semis of the US Open for the second straight year.

–IANS

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US Open: Serena Williams loses in semifinals to Karolina Pliskova - NORTH INDIA KALEIDOSCOPE

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I am a veteran journalist based in Chandigarh India.I joined the profession in June 1982 and worked as a Staff Reporter with the National Herald at Delhi till June 1986. I joined The Hindu at Delhi in 1986 as a Staff Reporter and was promoted as Special Correspondent in 1993 and transferred to Chandigarh. I left The Hindu in September 2012 and launched my own newspaper ventures including this news portal and a weekly newspaper NORTH INDIA KALEIDOSCOPE (currently temporarily suspended).