Sloane Stevens, two months shy of her 20th birthday, appeared as stunned as anyone in the moments after upsetting third-seeded Serena Williams, who hadn't lost a match since late August.
Serena Williams showed no ill effects of the ankle injury she had suffered two days earlier. In fact, she appeared increasingly mobile as the match progressed, despite the stifling heat.
Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka stumbled briefly, but recovered and rolled against Monica Niculescu. Time will tell if Serena Williams recovers fully from a rolled ankle suffered in her 6-0, 6-0 win.
In dispatching Galina Voskoboeva in an hour at the Australian Open, Venus Williams displayed the form she had before she had to live with Sjogren's syndrome, Bonnie D. Ford writes.
There have been some years in which Serena Williams was a walking question mark coming into the Australian Open. This isn't one of them. Bonnie D. Ford talks to the experts on what to expect from the star in 2013.