Ana Ivanovic of Serbia celebrates her win over Serena Williams of the U.S. during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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An inspired Ana Ivanovic blew the race for the Australian Open women's title wide open with a stunning upset of overwhelming favorite Serena Williams in the fourth round Sunday.Williams was riding high on a winning streak of 25 matches going back to the start of last year's U.S. Open and had never even lost a set to Ivanovic in four previous meetings.When Williams took the first set Sunday, it looked like the 32-year-old, who had lost just once in Melbourne in 52 matches after taking a 1-0 lead, would continue her march toward a sixth Australian Open title.In the second set, though, the 26-year-old started to take the game to Williams, attacking her serve with a success very few players have managed and dictating the backcourt with her forehand.Her tally of 20 forehand winners to two for Williams told its own tale, but, most importantly, once ahead in the deciding set Ivanovic kept her head to keep Williams at bay before serving out to love for the match.
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