Serena Williams Out at Australian Open

    Serena Williams of the US reacts after a point against Sloane Stephens of the US during their women's singles match on day ten of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2013.  AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

    Williams reacts during match with Sloane. (William West/AFP/Getty)

    Is this the changing of the guard in tennis? Sloane Stephens, 19, won an upset victory against Serena Williams in the quarterfinals at the Australian open on Wednesday. Williams won the first set 6–3, but Stephens came back to dominate the second set 7–5 before capping off the match with a 6–4 victory. Williams said she suffered a back injury at a point close to the net, but the match overall proved frustrating—causing her to take out her anger on her racket, which she broke when she slammed it down during the second set. On Tuesday, Williams and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals.

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