Australian television viewers were stunned Wednesday afternoon when Channel Nine failed to show Serena Williams’ second round match at the Australian Open

When the 23-time Grand Slam champion started her match against Nina Stojanovic shortly after 1 p.m., the fans were angry that they couldn’t see it on TV

Channel Nine featured the Aussie James Duckworth in action against the Canadian 20 on the main channel Seeds Felix Auger Aliassime

While they were at 9Gem, the audience could see the ninth female seed Petra Kvitova against Sorana Cîrstea from Romania

“For some bizarre reason, Nine is playing an obscure men’s match instead of GOAT Serena Williams on her main channel,” she wrote

Another Twitter user wrote: “How can I see Serena Williams against Stojanović instead of world number 71 Duckworth ?!”

For some bizarre reason, Nine is playing an obscure men’s match instead of GOAT Serena Williams on her main channel SERENA IS WHY WE ARE HERE, CHANNEL NINE! You can follow the action on our live blog at @mike_hytner https: // tco / xTCwXNfOOZ

How can I see Serena Williams against Stojanović instead of world number 71 Duckworth ?! @ Channel9 @AustralianOpen #AusOpen

While others complained that they couldn’t even watch Serena’s game on Channel Nine’s online streaming service 9Now

“Why does Channel 9 advertise that every AO tennis game can be broadcast live in the 9now app every day from 11 a.m. ?!” A user tweeted

Why does # channel9 advertise that every AO tennis game can be broadcast live in the # 9now app every day from 11 a.m. ?! No such option in my # 9now app, wtf is running? I can only see highlights from round 1? I want to see #serena #ausopen

Meanwhile, Hsieh Su-Wei’s affinity for Melbourne Park continued on Wednesday when the Taiwanese star unleashed one of the 2021 Australian Open shocks

Hsieh sent the eighth Canadian Bianca Andreescu with a 6: 3: 6: 2 victory in the second round over the US Open Champion 2019

The world’s best doubles player, Hsieh, who is coached by the great Australian Australian Paul McNamee, has reached the second week of the Open twice – in 2008 and 2018

The 35-year-old is now one win away from taking those runs to the last 16 after taking just an hour and 23 minutes to knock Andreescu off

Rank number 71 in the world, Hsieh only made it past the second round twice out of 28 attempts at one of the other three Grand Slams

But the funky baseliner says the Melbourne crowd gets the best out of her, especially when she’s an outsider

“It’s strange, I’m usually more excited to play with a better player because you know they have all the skills on the court and are better than other girls,” said Hsieh

“So you have to find a way to get through and play your game. It’s always not easy

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Source: https://au.sports.yahoo.com/australian-open-2021-channel-nine-serena-williams-snub-031721685.html