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Serena Williams has yet to lose a set in Australian Open

Tennis

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.

February 11, 2021
Source: Wilson Tennis/Twitter
Source: Wilson Tennis/Twitter

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.

Staying put: First, the really important news: through two rounds, Serena Williams hasnโ€™t lost a set. Classic. And No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, whoโ€™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 menโ€™s side (outside of wild card entry Thanasi Kokkinakis [pronounced TA-NA-SI KO-KI-NAK-IS] playing in a $6 Kmart shirt), with most of the top guys (we miss you Roger) still in the hunt.

Going home: Weโ€™ve seen three surprising exits from this tournament already. We were pretty sad to see No. 8 Bianca Andreescu lose her second-round match on Tuesday โ€” after her return to the court following a 15-month injury absence โ€” and Venus Williams struggle through an ankle injury in her second-round match.

  • And last night, reigning champ and No. 4 seed Sofia Kenin lost in straight sets to Kaia Kanepi. Sports.

Up next: Serena, Osaka, and French Open winner Iga Swiatek are all on the Friday schedule (but tonight, our time) on the womenโ€™s side, and over on the menโ€™s, our very own Taylor Fritz is facing No. 1 Novak Djokovic (pronounced JOKE-OH-VITCH). Check out the schedule and follow the scores