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AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Sloane Stephens shocks Serena Williams

MELBOURNE — Serena Williams’s dominating run at the majors is over, and American teenager Sloane Stephens is headed to the semifinals of the Australian Open.

Williams injured her back in the second set, hampering her serve, and the 19-year-old Stephens kept her composure in a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory on Wednesday.

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