GONE, BABY, GONE

Serena Williams Out of Aussie Open

After 25 consecutive wins, Serena Williams lost to the No. 14-seeded Ana Ivanovic at the Australian Open, failing to advance to the quarterfinals. The No. 1-seeded Williams was playing for her sixth Australian Open and 18th Grand Slam title but had been suffering from back pain prior to the match. In a double burn to the Williams sister, Ivanovic actually beat sister Venus in the final at Auckland, New Zealand earlier this month. Of her win over Serena, Ivanovic said “It's not easy playing such a champion...but she is also just a human.”