Serena Williams out from French Open after a straight sets defeat to Elena Rybakina
Serena Williams out from French Open after a straight sets defeat from Elena Rybakina.
Afterward, Williams ducked a question about whether this might be her final appearance at Roland Garros. I am definitely not thinking about it at all, she said.
Wearing heavy strapping on her right leg, as she had done throughout the tournament, Williams lacked the speed of foot to cope with Rybakina’s bombardment, which never relented and showed no sign of nerves even as the 21-year-old closed in on her first major quarter-final.
Another opportunity to equal Margaret Court’s grand-slam record has therefore passed by. And this was a good one, on paper anyway, given that Rybakina – the 21st seed – is now the highest-ranked player still standing in the bottom half of the draw. There will be at least one first-time grand-slam finalist on Saturday.
This was an extremely unusual way to lose a point, and as she contemplated her error, Williams remained bent double over her racket for a good ten seconds of despair.
By the time she had reached the interview room, though, she had regained some of her equilibrium. In fact, she echoed Federer by suggesting that she had been grateful simply to pick up a few wins.
Serena Williams lost Fourth round match after a three one sided match’s in all three rounds.
- Serena Williams played their first-round match against Irina-Camelia Begu on 1st June. She’s won that match by 7-6 or 6-2 sets. This is almost a one-sided match because S Williams consistently take lead on Irina in every minute of the match.
- In their second-round match, Serena Williams beat Mihaela Buzarnescu by 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 sets. This is not a one-sided match. But S. Williams wins this match in easy sets win.
- In their third-round match, she’s beat Danielle Rose Collins by 6-4, 6-4 sets. This is also a one-sided match for Serena Williams.
- S Williams lost their Fourth Round Match with E. Rybakina by 3-6, 5-7 sets. This is not a good game for Williams. Rybakina dominates this match from starting minute.
|Full name||Serena Jameka Williams|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.|
|Born||September 26, 1981 (age 39)|
Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
|Serena Williams Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Turned pro||October 1995|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Richard Williams (1994–)|
Patrick Mouratoglou (2012–)
|Prize money||US$ 94,236,271 – 1st in all-time rankings|
|Career record||851–149 (85.1%)|
|Career titles||73 (5th in overall rankings)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (July 8, 2002)|
|Current ranking||No. 8 (April 5, 2021)|
Grand Slam Singles results,
|Australian Open||W (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017)|
|French Open||W (2002, 2013, 2015)|
|Wimbledon||W (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016)|
|US Open||W (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014)|
|Grand Slam Cup||W (1999)|
|Tour Finals||W (2001, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014)|
|Olympic Games||W (2012)|
|Career record||190–34 (84.8%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (June 21, 2010)|
|Current ranking||No. 406 (February 22, 2021)|
Grand Slam Doubles results,
|Australian Open||W (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010)|
|French Open||W (1999, 2010)|
|Wimbledon||W (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016)|
|US Open||W (1999, 2009)|
Other doubles tournaments,
|Tour Finals||SF (2009)|
|Career record||27–4 (87.1%)|
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results,
|Australian Open||F (1999)|
|French Open||F (1998)|
|US Open||W (1998)|
|Fed Cup||W (1999), record 17–3|
|Hopman Cup||W (2003, 2008)|