Serena Williams has yet to lose a set in Australian Open

February 11, 2021
The GIST: Messing up our circadian rhythms to watch tennis all night has been totally worth it, thanks to some stellar action in the Australian Open.
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Source: Wilson Tennis/Twitter
Source: Wilson Tennis/Twitter

Staying put: First, the really important news: through two rounds, Serena Williams hasn’t lost a set. Classic. And No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, who’s playing in front of a home crowd, and most recent Grand Slam winner, No. 3 Naomi Osaka, are all still making a run for the title.

  • No major shockers on the men’s side (outside of wild card entry Thanasi Kokkinakis [pronounced TA-NA-SI KO-KI-NAK-IS] playing in a $6 Kmart shirt), and our top three Canadian men — Milos Raonic, Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime — are going strong. 

Going home: Unfortunately, our Canadian women haven’t had the same luck. After her first return to the court following a 15-month injury absence, we were pretty sad to see No. 8 Bianca Andreescu lose her second-round match, and Rebecca Marino and Leylah Annie Fernandez didn’t fare any better either. 

Up next: And some more bad news: Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime have to face each other in tomorrow’s (but tonight, our time) third-round matchup. Shapo is the higher seed, but Felix hasn’t dropped a set yet. 

On the bright side, quite a few Canadian women remain in the doubles event, so check out the schedule and follow the scores

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