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The 39-year-old American, nonetheless one in need of Margaret Courtroom’s all-time report of most Grand Slam singles titles, has not gone past the fourth spherical at Roland Garros since dropping the 2016 ultimate.

Serena Williams reacts throughout her match towards Elena Rybakina. AP

Paris: Serena Williams’ newest quest for a record-equalling twenty fourth Grand Slam title ended with a 6-3, 7-5 defeat by Kazakh twenty first seed Elena Rybakina within the French Open final 16 on Sunday.

The 39-year-old American, nonetheless one in need of Margaret Courtroom’s all-time report of most Grand Slam singles titles, has not gone past the fourth spherical at Roland Garros since dropping the 2016 ultimate.

Russian-born Rybakina, 21, prolonged her finest run at a serious as she superior to her first quarter-final, the place she is going to face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a spot within the final 4.

Medvedev to face Tsitsipas

Second seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia made the French Open quarter-finals for the primary time on Sunday and can deal with Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas for a spot within the final 4.

French Open 2021 Serena Williams eliminated Daniil Medvedev sets up Stefanos Tsitsipas clash

Daniil Medvedev celebrates after beating Cristian Garin. AP

Medvedev, who had by no means gained a match at Roland Garros earlier than this 12 months, defeated Cristian Garin of Chile 6-2, 6-1, 7-5 in his final 16 tie.

Tsitsipas, a semi-finalist in 2020, eased previous Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-2, 7-5.

Badosa into maiden quarter-final

Spain’s Paula Badosa reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final on Sunday by defeating Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in three units.

Badosa, the thirty third seed, noticed off the 2019 runner-up 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 and can tackle Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia for a spot within the semi-finals.

French Open 2021 Serena Williams eliminated Daniil Medvedev sets up Stefanos Tsitsipas clash

Paula Badosa reacts after defeating Marketa Vondrousova. AP

The 23-year-old, a former junior champion at Roland Garros, is that this season’s best-performing clay courtroom participant.

She now has 17 wins towards simply two losses on the floor, a run that features the Belgrade clay courtroom title on the eve of the French Open.

Pavlyuchenkova pulls off comeback win

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova got here from a set right down to beat Victoria Azarenka 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 and attain her first French Open quarter-final since 2011.

The Russian thirty first seed broke former world primary Azarenka eight instances to advance to her seventh Grand Slam quarter-final. She’s going to play Serena Williams or Elena Rybakina for a spot within the final 4.

“It is actually unbelievable I am nonetheless taking part in tennis 10 years later,” mentioned Pavlyuchenkova, who turns 30 subsequent month.

French Open 2021 Serena Williams eliminated Daniil Medvedev sets up Stefanos Tsitsipas clash

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in motion towards Victoria Azarenka. AP

“It is a shock for me to be right here. I fought for every ball and every level and performed very properly.”

Pavlyuchenkova, who misplaced to eventual runner-up Francesca Schiavone right here a decade in the past, matched her finest run at a serious.

She has made the final eight in any respect 4 Slams, together with three of the previous 5 Australian Opens.

She knocked out Aryna Sabalenka, the highest-ranked participant left within the draw, within the earlier spherical to avenge a semi-final loss to the Belarusian in Madrid.

Zidansek makes historical past for Slovenia

Tamara Zidansek turned the primary girl from Slovenia to achieve the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam when she defeated Romania’s Sorana Cirstea.

World quantity 85 Zidansek gained 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 and can face in-form Paula Badosa of Spain for a spot within the semi-finals.

The 23-year-old had by no means beforehand acquired past the second spherical of a Grand Slam.

Nonetheless, she illustrated her potential by knocking out sixth-seeded former US Open winner Bianca Andreescu within the first spherical the place she had twice been simply two factors from defeat.

“For me, the important thing was to begin to actually imagine that I can beat the highest gamers, to imagine that I’m higher than them and that I belong there,” mentioned the Slovenian.

Zidansek, a eager snowboarder in her winter off-time, completed runner-up on clay in Bogota in April.

Nonetheless, earlier than seeing off Andreescu within the first spherical in Paris, she had by no means defeated a high 10 participant.

In a girls’s draw thrown huge open by the early exits of high three seeds Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka and Aryna Sabalenka, the alternatives exist for a shock champion to emerge.


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Updated: June 6, 2021 — 6:06 pm

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