The uncertainty of thrill in the bottom half of the women’s singles draw at the French Open this year is clearly seen. On Sunday afternoon, the final top 30 player included Serena Williams who was thoroughly outplayed by a new young Kazakh star. Yes! It’s saddening that Serena lost the match by Elena Rybakina. The losing score reported as 6-3, 7-5.
Serena Williams' latest quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title ended with defeat by Kazakh 21st seed Elena. Russian-born Rybakina, 21, extended her best run at a major as she advanced to her first quarter-final. While, the 39-year-old American remains the one short of Margaret Court's all-time record holder. She is recipient of most Grand Slam singles titles, and has not gone beyond the fourth round at Roland Garros since losing the 2016 final. Rybakina who still in yhe game will face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a spot in the last four. She said "I am so happy with my match, it was amazing," as she is the highest-ranked player left in her half of the draw. The exit of brilliant player Williams leaves just two of the women's top 10 seeds in the competition. The two called as reigning champion Iga Swiatek and last year's runner-up Sofia Kenin.
It is another missed opportunity for Williams despite arriving in Paris had seen her hopes of a fourth French Open crown boosted by the absence of strong competitors Simona Halep, and early exits of Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka.