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CONTROL DIVISION WAREHOUSE, CUNUPIA
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PARIS --- Instead of playing each other this week
at the French Open, Serena and Venus Williams
will both be heading home early. The American
sisters both lost in the second round yesterday,
each being outplayed by little-known opponents
at Roland Garros.
Serena, the defending French Open champion and
a 17-time major winner, lost to Garbine Muguruza
of Spain 6-2, 6-2. It is her earliest exit at a major
tournament since falling in the first round at Roland
Garros two years ago --- and her most-lopsided loss
ever at a Grand Slam. A short time earlier, older
sister Venus was eliminated by Anna Schmiedlova
of Slovakia 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
The Williams siblings would have met in the third
round had they both won.
"It was one of those days. You can t be on every
day, and, gosh, I hate to be off during a Grand Slam,"
the top-seeded Serena said. "It happens, you know.
It s not the end of the world. It is what it is."
The sisters have lost on the same day at a major
tournament twice before, with the last coming in
the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2011. The other
time was at the French Open in 2008 in the third
With Li Na also eliminated, it is the first time in
the Open era that the top two seeded women have
lost before the third round at any Grand Slam tour-
nament. Serena struggled from the start against the
20-year-old Muguruza and finished the match with
only eight winners and 29 unforced errors. "Just
nothing really worked," Serena said. "I don t know
anything that actually worked."
Muguruza was playing at the French Open for only
the second time in her career. She lost in the second
round last year, but reached the fourth round at the
Australian Open in January. Venus loss was the
eighth time in her last nine major tournaments that
she has failed to win more than one match.
The seven-time Grand Slam champion won the
first set and was up an early break in the second.
But the 19-year-old Schmiedlova responded by taking
eight of nine games and won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. "I felt
like this was a match that I was most likely going
to win. I m sure, I don t know how Serena felt, but
I m sure she feels like that every time she goes on
the court," Venus said. "So I think our expectation
was to play in the next round."
Since reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon in
2011, Venus has been eliminated in the first or second
round at every Grand Slam tournament she has played
except the 2013 Australian Open, where she reached
the third round.
At 33 years old, Venus is far from her best. But
she has been having a solid season in 2014, winning
a hard-court title in Dubai and reaching the final in
Auckland. Against Schmiedlova, the 29th-seeded
Venus ended up with 47 unforced errors. Schmiedlova
had only 20. Venus won the last of her seven major
titles at Wimbledon in 2008. She has never won the
French Open, but lost to Serena in the 2002 final in
their only meeting at Roland Garros. No 12 Flavia
Pennetta of Italy also lost, while No 8 Angelique
Kerber of Germany and No 18 Eugenie Bouchard of
Canada won. Also yesterday, 2012 French Open cham-
pion Maria Sharapova was scheduled to play.
In the men s tournament, both Roger Federer and
Novak Djokovic made it through to the third round.
Federer beat Argentine qualifier Diego Sebastian
Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 yesterday, while the
second-seeded Djokovic defeated Jeremy Chardy of
France 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.
Djokovic needs to win the French Open to complete
a career Grand Slam.
No 8 Milos Raonic of Canada, No 6 Tomas Berdych
of the Czech Republic, No 18 Ernets Gulbis of Latvia,
No 25 Marin Cilic of Croatia, No 27 Roberto Bautista
Agut of Spain, No 29 Gilles Simon of
France and No 31 Dmitry Tursunov of
Russia also advanced to the third round.
No 15 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia and
No 20 Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine
One match that carried over from
the first round ended quickly yesterday
with Steve Johnson of the United States
advancing. The American saved two
match points on Tuesday in the third
set before completing a 4-6, 6-7 (7),
7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-3 win over Laurent
Lokoli of France.
The match had been suspended
because of darkness on Tuesday night
with Johnson leading 3-1 in the fifth.
Serena, Venus lose in
2nd round at French Open
Serena Williams of the US gestures after missing a
return during the second round match of the French
Open tennis tournament against Spain's Garbine
Muguruza at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris,
France, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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