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Serena Williams loses World No 1 ranking after 186 consecutive weeks

  • US Open, Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, tennis tournament
    Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, greets Serena Williams

    For the second straight year Serena Williams saw her bid for a seventh U.S. Open title halted in the semi-finals with a 6-2 7-6(5) loss to Karolina Pliskova

  • US Open, Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, tennis tournament
    Serena Williams reaches for a forehand rturn to Simona Halep

    A year ago Williams went into the semi-finals on the cusp of a rare calendar-year grand slam but was the victim of one of the biggest upsets in tennis history when Roberta Vinci, a 300-to-1 longshot, prevailed.

  • US Open, Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, tennis tournament
    Serena Williams, of the United States, reaches for a forehand rturn to Simona Halep

    This year it was Czech 10th seed Pliskova, who until this week had never played beyond the third round of a grand slam, delivering the upset as she swept Williams off an Arthur Ashe Stadium court she claims as her own in one hour, 26 minutes.

  • US Open, Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, tennis tournament
    Serena Williams, of the United States, returns to Simona Halep

    “I don’t believe it. Actually, I do believe it,” Pliskova said in a courtside interview. “I always knew I have a chance to beat anybody if I’m playing my game.

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