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Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by Atonsboy(m): 6:19pm On Jun 06
French Open 2021: 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams crashes out after losing to Elena Rybakina

Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina played some high quality tennis to end 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams journey at the French Open 2021.

After dominating the first set, Rybanika broke Serena twice in the second to win the match 6-3, 7-5 in one hour and 17 minutes and qualify for the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time.

The 21-year-old with the win made Williams' already long wait for her record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title longer.

Williams' defeat came hours after Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament, saying he needed to let his body recover after a long third-round victory.

Three-time Roland Garros champion Williams, who has been stuck on 23 Grand Slam titles, one behind Margaret Court's all-time record, was far more assured in the second set and managed to claim the victory without further fuss.

Williams has been agonisingly close to matching Court's record since winning the 2017 Australian Open in her last Grand Slam event before becoming a mother.

She has fallen in four Grand Slam finals and earlier this year lost in the semi-finals at the Australian Open.

An electric Elena Rybakina moved really well on the court and converted 5 of the 7 break point opportunities. She hit 21 winners in comparison to Serena Williams' 15. Rybakina was also successful in firing 4 aces. Ahead of the match, she had called Serena Williams a legend.

“The legend of the sport. Of course I want to be with her on the court, to feel this power and everything. I was watching her matches when I was growing up, and it will be nice to play with Serena. Why not?”

https://www.indiatoday.in/amp/sports/tennis/story/serena-williams-crashes-out-of-french-open-2021-loses-to-elena-rybakina-21-year-old-maiden-quarterfinals-1811653-2021-06-06

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by fergie001: 6:26pm On Jun 06
Na this babe beat am.....eeya

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by Amotolongbo(f): 6:27pm On Jun 06
Make this mama go retire.

She has done her best for the game

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by Atonsboy(m): 6:30pm On Jun 06
Amotolongbo:
Make this mama go retire.

She has done her best for the game
I tell u bt even her elder sister Venus still dey try. Dat one nah first round dem knock her

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by fergie001: 6:33pm On Jun 06
Atonsboy:

I tell u bt even her elder sister Venus still dey try. Dat one nah first round dem knock her

You cannot go and pick her up abi?

The babe dragged Serena like cheesy grin

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by fergie001: 6:34pm On Jun 06
Serena made her Roland Garros debut in 1998, a year before Roger Federer...and a year before Elena Rybakina was born.


Serena in 1998.

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by jaeyking(m): 6:36pm On Jun 06
Serene Williams. I think you should retire from the game for a year or two.
Den make a comeback.

Atleast with that resting period you can better understand the top seeded players game tactics and make better counter tactics for yourself

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by Atonsboy(m): 6:38pm On Jun 06
fergie001:
Serena made her Roland Garros debut in 1998, a year before Roger Federer...and a year before Elena Rybakina was born.


Serena in 1998.

Oooh Serena dat year

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by paulolee(m): 6:55pm On Jun 06
too bad for serena....seems she have lost dt nice n fearless form..
all.above me are just asking her to retire forgetting d sweet money she is making jus to appear on clay..
I know her reputation is at stake n its good to bow out when the ovation is loud but It isnt easy for a vibrant young lady sitting at home very bored watching people dominate what she tinks she had a chance of doing..
she would lose soo many huge endorsement deals n it would be a drop to her huge earnings...I think she still gat it n only her can stop when its time...
Delima once said "its not easy to stop doing what gives u joy for decades bcoz life would be so boring whenever u think u would stop playing n starts watching, I do wish to keep playing for long n d spirit was willing bt my body said NO"....
only time would tell for Williams sisters..

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by fergie001: 7:00pm On Jun 06
Atonsboy:


Oooh Serena dat year
She hasn't won a grandslam since early 2017.
Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by gameboy727(m): 7:11pm On Jun 06
Quite happy with Serena's exit. For some unknown reason, I don't want her to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slams.

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by EdoAirline: 7:15pm On Jun 06
Your Children can be achievers like dis if they are in the right environment...

Not these Nigerian kids that will be checking if your phone have Xender so that they can collect Snapchat and Whatsapp to use in Magnifying the fake life they live online

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by MykLANNY(m): 7:15pm On Jun 06
Life Sha... Time and season happeneth to them all.

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by kenzysmith(m): 7:15pm On Jun 06
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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by stanliwise(m): 7:15pm On Jun 06
Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by ednut1(m): 7:15pm On Jun 06
Madam retire na

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by othermen: 7:15pm On Jun 06
It will come.

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by kenzysmith(m): 7:16pm On Jun 06
gameboy727:
Quite happy with Serena's exit. For some unknown reason, I don't want her to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slams.
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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by Karlovych: 7:16pm On Jun 06
grin grin grin Did she blame the umpire again?

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by Anter: 7:16pm On Jun 06
Unfortunate
Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by donforeign: 7:16pm On Jun 06
Old age , just quit already.

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by Triangles1(m): 7:16pm On Jun 06
I don't even know how they play this their game, every year Serena Serena Federer Federer vs Nadal Nadal, make I just concentrate on ma football.

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by wenegeo(m): 7:17pm On Jun 06
like her or not she has achieved

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by UncleKoboko: 7:17pm On Jun 06
sad

Serena has tried.

She's a living legend.

She should just retire honourably, and stop allowing all these agile young girls to use her shine.

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by talk2hb1(m): 7:18pm On Jun 06
Time For Retirement

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by blinking001(m): 7:18pm On Jun 06
We are already use to seeing her crash out of tournaments lately. E no shock us

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by princeade86(m): 7:19pm On Jun 06
Believe in urself. Never give up Serena. U will surely match d record u are targeting.

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Re: Serena Williams Crashes Out Of French Open by MoIbrahim: 7:19pm On Jun 06
Atonsboy:

I tell u bt even her elder sister Venus still dey try. Dat one nah first round dem knock her

Not playing means no money cos no endorsements. So it's not just about winning.

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