Up until this match with Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova, Serena had been on a roll. She’s won all three in straight sets and had been on the court no longer than 79 minutes.
And then she had what you can probably categorize as a bad day at the office in surprisingly losing 2-6, 3-6 to Makarova. Seven double faults, four in one game and a first serve percentage of less than 50% will get you beat.
Then again she only tends to win the Australian Open in odd numbered years, anyway.
So chomp on those Hater Tots Serena detractors, do your happy dances and spout your bigoted rhetoric about the Williams sisters in online tennis websites, discussion boards and online newspaper comment threads.
The French Open, Wimbledon, the Olympics and the US Open still have yet to be played.