World number one and two-time French Open winner Serena Williams, above, was prematurely eliminated yesterday from the French Open.
Williams was beaten by unranked Garbine Muguruza in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. With world number two Li Na being eliminated the previous day, the 2014 French Open marks the first time in the Open Era where the top two seeds have lost before the third round at a Grand Slam.
In the men’s singles, world number four Roger Federer swiftly disposed of South American Diego Sebastian Schwartzman in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3, overwhelming him with nine aces. World number two Novak Djokovic dominated Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 behind 31 winners and just 16 unforced errors.
Federer and Djokovic are expected to easily win their next matches, with Federer facing Russian Dmitry Tursunov and Djokovic up against 25th seeded Croat Marin Cilic. – Lachlan Brunton
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