Ana's win over Serena: key facts

Ana's win over Serena: key facts

Ana's 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Serena Williams in round four of the Australian Open yesterday have shaken the world of sport. Here's why:
 

  • Williams has won 17 Grand Slam titles, five of them Australian Opens
     
  • Williams sits atop the WTA rankings with 13,260 points, almost as many as the No.2 and No.3-ranked players combined
     
  • Williams began the tournament as one of the shortest-priced favourites in Grand Slam history, with her odds of winning no bigger than 1.75 on the eve of the tournament; Williams was as short as 1.04 with some bookmakers to win the match
     
  • Such is Williams' dominance of the women's game that her coach Patrick Mouratoglou spoke of the possibility of her achieving the Grand Slam this season, by winning all four majors. "Of course it would be exceptional because it's crazy to do that," he told BBC Sport. "It's happened just a few times in the history of tennis - but she can do it and the goal is to do the best possible in all four Grand Slams. So why not?"
     
  • In her previous 285 Grand Slam matches, Williams had only lost six times after winning the opening set
     
  • In four previous meetings, Ana had never won more than four games in a single set against Williams
     
  • Ana had never before beaten an incumbent world No.1
     
  • When she has been seeded at Grand Slams, Ana hadn't beaten a player seeded above her since the 2007 French Open, when she beat No.2 Maria Sharapova and No.3 Svetlana Kuznetsova

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