Serena Williams suffers shock straight sets defeat to Elena Rybakina fourth-round of the French Open as wait for a 24th grand slam singles title goes on
- Serena Williams was beaten by Elena Rybakina in fourth round of French Open
- Williams looked solid in her first three matches but suffered a shock defeat
- Rybakina prevailed with a 6-3 7-5 victory and is now looking to go all the way
Having come into the tournament with low expectations, Williams had looked solid through her first three matches, and, with big names falling by the wayside, the American surged up the list of title favourites.
She went into the match against her 21-year-old Kazakh opponent as the only top-20 player left in the bottom half but an unexpected finalist is now guaranteed after Williams fell to a 6-3 7-5 defeat.
Serena Williams suffered a shock defeat as she was beaten 6-3 7-5 by Elena Rybakina
Rybakina managed to prevail in the fourth round of the French Open with a determined display
As reported by The Guardian, Rybakina said: ‘I was nervous but I’m just happy that I managed my thoughts and everything and I won today.’