Serena Williams Taken Out By Samantha Stosur in French Open
Serena Williams, the top seeded women’s player in the French Open was just taken out of the French Open semi-finals by Australia’s Samantha Stosur.
Stosur Beats Serena Williams
Serena Williams, the top seeded player in the French Open women’s tennis tournament, was eliminated in a fiercely fought quarterfinal match by Samatha Stosur of Australia, 6-2, 7-6 (2), 8-6. Stosur’s two remarkable crosscourt passing shots — a forehand and a backhand, both on the run — helped her break Williams’s serve in the final set to score the upset victory.
According to the NYTimes, Stosur’s two remarkable crosscourt passing shots — a forehand and a backhand, both on the run — led to her final push, breaking Williams’s serve and stepping her into the lead, 7-6, in the final set, where there are no tiebreaks.
The loss dashed Williams’s hopes of regaining the French Open crown she won in 2002.
Stosur, seeded seventh, broke Williams’s serve in the sixth game of the first set, then slammed forehands and sliced serves to go up, 5-2, ending the game with an emphatic ace up the middle.
We are surely going to be hearing a lot more about this amazing upset of Serena Williams in the French Open as the day progresses.
This loss to Serena Williams has now dashed her hopes of getting back the French Open crown that she won back on 2002.