Serena Williams Bows Out of French Open
Top seeded Serena Williams has bowed out of French Open after losing her quarterfinals match to Samantha Stosur of Australia.
Stosur defeated Williams 6-2, 6-7 (2), 8-6 thus eliminating a chance for Williams to garner a calendar grand slam, an event that last occurred in 1988 courtesy of Steffi Graf. Williams won the 2010 Australian Open, her 12th major.
“I was definitely off,” Williams said after losing. “Had I played better for two minutes, maybe the result could have been different. But it didn’t work out.” She also declared before that winning a calendar grand slam is not in her mind.
Williams became the sixth player in history of the women’s tour to rank number one for both singles and doubles at the same time.
Stosur will face Jelena Jankovic in the semi-finals. Williams will be joining sister Venus Williams for the finals of the women’s doubles.
Meanwhile, in the men’s tournament, third seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia lost to Juergen Melzer of Austria. Second seed Rafael Nadal beat countrymen Nicolas Almagro.