The insanity of the 2008 Australian Open continues. For the fourth consecutive Slam, Serena Williams has exited in the quarterfinals. If you saw the match, you know something was wrong with Serena. Jelena Jankovic, for her part, took advantage of yet another gift during this fortnight and toughed it out 6-3, 6-4.
I have no idea what was wrong with Serena but she couldn't serve consistently hard and she couldn't move well to her backhand. Some of her first serves were 87mph; her second, 50mph. She also had zero footwoork. Was it physical? Mental? Both? She was treated for a blister on her toe when Jelena took a timeout to receive treatment on her left thigh, but would a blister cause such a comprehensively lethargic performance? When she broke serve to say in the match, she didn't even show emotion. Whatever it was, it's timing for the defending champion was piss poor.
If it wasn't for bad luck, no luck at all.