Sloane Stephens upsets Serena Williams

Sloane Stephens, a 19-year-old American who has the eyes to be a champion and the stamina to live up to it, was paired against Serena Williams, possibly the best American women's tennis player to ever hit a yellow ball on a court that has seen five trophy ceremonies set for Serena.

The match ended with Stephens upsetting the elder Williams 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, but there was plenty of action in between those numbers.

Serena Williams of the US receives treatment from a trainer during her quarterfinal match against compatriot Sloane Stephens at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Serena Williams of the US receives treatment from a trainer during her quarterfinal match against compatriot Sloane Stephens at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

2013 Australian Open - Day 10

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Serena Williams of the United States of America reacts after a point in her Quarterfinal match against Sloane Stephens of the United States of America during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Sloane Stephens of the US hits a forehand return to compatriot Serena Williams during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

2013 Australian Open - Day 10

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: A racquet damaged by Serena Williams of the United States of America in her Quarterfinal match against Sloane Stephens of the United States of America during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

2013 Australian Open - Day 10

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Sloane Stephens of the United States plays a forehand Quarterfinal match against Serena Williams of the United States during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Serena Williams of the US hits a forehand return to compatriot Sloane Stephens during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Serena Williams of the US hits a forehand return to compatriot Sloane Stephens during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Serena Williams of the US reacts during her quarterfinal match against compatriot Sloane Stephens at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

2013 Australian Open - Day 10

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Sloane Stephens of the United States celebrates winning her Quarterfinal match against Serena Williams of the United States during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

2013 Australian Open - Day 10

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Sloane Stephens of the United States celebrates winning her Quarterfinal match against Serena Williams of the United States during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

2013 Australian Open - Day 10

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Sloane Stephens (L) of the United States celebrates winning her Quarterfinal match against Serena Williams of the United States during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

2013 Australian Open - Day 10

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Sloane Stephens of the United States celebrates is interviewed after winning her Quarterfinal match against Serena Williams of the United States of America during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Julian Finney-Pool/Getty Images)

2013 Australian Open - Day 10

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Serena Williams of the United States of America waves to the crowd after losing her Quarterfinal match against Sloane Stephens of the United States of America during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

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