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Roland Garros: Serena shocked by Razzano in 1st round

Roland Garros: Serena shocked by Razzano in 1st round
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Serena Williams was bundled out of the French Open tennis after she suffered the worst Grand Slam defeat of her career.

The favourite for the women's singles title slumped to a dramatic and thrilling 6-4, 6-7 (5), 3-6 loss to France's world 111 Virginie Razzano in the first round here Tuesday.

It was the 13-time Grand Slam winner's first ever exit at the opening round stage of her 47-event Grand Slam career and her earliest loss at a major since she was knocked out of the Australian Open second round by sister Venus in 1998.

The fifth-seeded Williams was two points from victory nine times in the second set, including leading 5-1 in the tiebreaker. But Razzano won six straight points to force a third set, and then took control of the match.

'I made so many errors today, which isn't the game I was playing in the past,' Williams said. 'That's life.'

Williams entered the day with a 46-0 record in first-round matches at Grand Slam tournaments. She had been looking for her 14th major title, and second at Roland Garros.

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