Result: Makarova shocks Williams

Result: Makarova shocks Williams
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Ekaterina Makarova shocks Serena Williams by winning in straight sets 6-2 6-3.

Ekaterina Makarova has shocked Serena Williams by beating her in straight sets 6-2 6-3.

Makarova played a brilliant first set and surprised Williams by breaking serve to take a 3-2 lead. The Russian did not stop there and contiued to out-play Williams to take the set 6-2. Williams, the number 12 seed, was rocked back and unable to find any rhythm.

The American came out out for the second set looking much sharper, racing into a 0-2 lead. However, Makarova again put a stop to the fluency of William's game and fought back to level it at 2-2.

Williams began to show her frustration and completed four double faults to lose serve as Makarova went 3-2 up. Makarova broke and held serve to go 5-3 up, leaving her one game away from a real shock.

Makarova completed a stunning victory over the five-time champion by breaking serve and taking the set 6-3.

Vera Zvonareva
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