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Tennis - 24. January 2020.

Wang wows Williams in AO2020 stunner

 Dan Imhoff
Australian Open

A 44-minute New York nightmare is all but a distant memory for China’s Wang Qiang, with the 27th seed avenging defeat to Serena Williams in a third-round Australian Open boilover on Friday.

The 29-year-old prevailed 6-4 6-7(2) 7-5 on Rod Laver Arena to end the 23-time Grand Slam champion’s bid to tie Margaret Court’s all-time record at Melbourne Park in 2020.


Only four months ago, Wang scored a career-best win over Roland Garros champion Ashleigh Barty at Flushing Meadows before Williams trounced her in the last eight.

There she salvaged just one game – only 15 points total – in a brief but brutal outing on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Back on the big stage, Wang erased those memories, steadying after failing to serve out the match at 5-4 in the second set to book a maiden fourth-round berth at Melbourne Park.

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“Yes I think my team always believe I can do it,” said Wang, who lost her Australian coach Peter McNamara to cancer last July.

“You know after last time I do really hard work on court and off the court so I think it’s really good work, yes, I believe I can do it.

“I don’t know, during the second set I was a little bit confused because I lost the second set.

“I have to be calm, yes … my mind always told me I had to focus on court and trust myself.”

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