Tennis Player Serena Williams’ latest quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title ended with a 6-3, 7-5 defeat by Kazakh 21st seed Elena Rybakina in the French Open last 16 on Sunday.
The 39-year-old American Serena, still one short of Margaret Court’s all-time record of most Grand Slam singles titles, has not gone beyond the fourth round at Roland Garros since losing the 2016 final.
Russian-born Rybakina, 21, extended her best run at a major as she advanced to her first quarter-final, where she will face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a spot in the last four.
Rybakina expressed her emotions
“I am so happy with my match, it was amazing,” said Rybakina, who at 22 is the highest-ranked player left in her half of the draw.
“Of course I was nervous, I was not serving that well
The exit of Williams leaves just two of the women’s top 10 seeds in the competition, reigning champion Iga Swiatek and last year’s runner-up Sofia Kenin.
It is another missed opportunity for Williams, who despite arriving in Paris with just one win on clay this season, had seen her hopes of a fourth French Open crown boosted by the absence of Simona Halep, and early exits of Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka.
Remember, Rafael Nadal on Monday posted a “Got Married” update on Facebook. Nadal, with an update on June 7, shared with the world that he has tied the knot with his partner of 14 years, Maria Francisca Perello in the year 2019.
Tennis Player Rafael Nadal ‘s fans were left scratching their heads in confusion with a new update that comes two years after their marriage.
Nadal shared a “Got Married” post on the social networking site, throwing in a piece of surprising news for the world. In the “About” section on Nadal’s Facebook page, an update says, “Married since October 2019″.
Fans could not seem to decide their reactions and so there was an outpour of abundant jokes and questions. Users of the platform are intrigued why the Spanish player took this long to update his relationship status on his social media handles. Many of his fans were even delighted and rejoiced at Nadal’s thoughtful post.