After Australian Open disappointment, Serena Williams still has eyes on 24

After Australian Open disappointment, Serena Williams still has eyes on 24

MELBOURNE — Serena Williams is still intent on winning her 24th career major — even if the Australian Open didn't go as planned.

Williams fell short to seventh-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals Wednesday despite having four match points. It was Williams' fourth Grand Slam since winning her 23rd major at the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant.

“Right now (it) would be Roland Garros because that’s the next one, the next Grand Slam for me,” said Williams of the upcoming clay-court major in May.

The 16th-seeded Williams, who is aiming to tie Margaret Court's record 24 Grand Slam singles trophies, was pensive as she discussed her defeat to Pliskova, who moved into an Australian Open semifinal for the first time in her career.

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