In the fourth round of the 2021 Australian Open, Serena Williams faced off against Aryna Sabalenka. This was expected to be a tough battle as both players were playing incredibly well. In the end it was Serena who won 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Here’s how it happened.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Serena Williams: The First Set
The first set of the match was a very competitive one. Both players were serving incredibly well and were not letting their opponent gain the upper hand. However, in the tenth game, Serena got the crucial break off Sabalenka’s serve to seal the first set 6-4.
The second set was crucial for Sabalenka, and she started it off in the best way possible. In the very first game, she broke Serena’s serve and held for a 2-0 lead. She went on to gain another break and seal the set 6-2.
The third set was an essential one for both players and hence, they fought for every single point. However, at 2-1, it was Serena who gained the upper hand by break the Sabalenka serve.
It was looking very difficult for Sabalenka to win but the World No.7 broke back at 2-4 to stay in the match. However, Serena stayed calm and waited for an opportunity to strike. At 5-4, She got match points and she did not hesitate to finish it 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
How Twitter Reacted
This was certainly an amazing win for Serena Williams, which is why there were many amazing reactions on Twitter. Here are some of them.
Serena got through a very tough match but it isn’t going to get easier for her. In the quarter-finals, she could either face Iga Swiatek or Simona Halep who could surely pose a huge challenge. However, once can never rule out a 23-time Grand Slam champion from beating them. Good luck Serena!