Serena Williams has become the lastest highly decorated player to flame out of the tournament, after losing to unranked Sofia Kenin 6-2, 7-5 in the third round, hours after world number one Naomi Osaka lost.
Williams who looked to be cruising in her first two matches had 34 unforced error to Kenin’s 17, and won alow we percentage of her serve points. With her loss she joined fellew top ten players Karolina Piskova, Kiki Bertens, Angelique Kerber and Elina Svitolina who’ve all suffered early exits.
While Williams may be battling a bum ankle and father time, Osaka did a great job beating herself falling too far behind Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.
Osaka lost 6-4, 6-2 to the 42nd ranked Siniakova after wining her last 16 matches at a major tournaments, including last year’s Us open and the Australian open in January.
But after trailing by a set in each of her previous Roland Garros wins this year Osaka didn’t have the fire power to mount another comeback ending the match with an uncharacteristic 38 unforced errors according to the New York Daily News.