Maria’s Australian Open run over

Maria is out of the Australian Open at the quarter-final stage after a 4-6 1-6 loss to No.1 seed Serena Williams of the United States. The match lasted an hour and 32 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

The match started strongly for Maria as she got an early break and led 2-0. The set was intense as Williams then won six of the next eight games to take the set 6-4 in 55 minutes and dropped only one game in the second set.