Serena Williams was knocked out by Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic ending her reign at the top of the womens’ world rankings and denying her a chance for a shot at a 23rd grand slam title. Photo: AFP

Serena toppled: Williams crashes out of US Open to debutant Pliskova and loses No 1 world ranking

American crashes out of the US Open, her semi-final defeat to Karolina Pliskova costing her a shot at a 23rd grand slam title and a record 187th straight week at number one

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Serena Williams was knocked out by Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic ending her reign at the top of the womens’ world rankings and denying her a chance for a shot at a 23rd grand slam title. Photo: AFP
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