Serena Williams Loses In Semifinals


Published on February 18 2021 6:29 am
Last Updated on February 18 2021 6:30 am

Tenth-seeded Serena Williams lost to Number 3 Noami Osaka of Japan in their semifinal Wednesday 6-3, 6-4, falling short again in her quest for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title.

Osaka will play for the championship against 22nd-seeded American Jennifer Brady, who defeated Number 25 Karolina Muchova in their semifinal match Wednesday.

On the men’s side, second-seeded Rafael Nadal was upset in the quarterfinals by Number 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas, blowing a two-set lead.