Serena Williams despatched packing in second spherical by Katerina Siniakova-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter
Former World No 1 Serena Williams, at present ranked eighth on the planet, had been given a wild card to play in Parma after her untimely exit from the Italian Open, the place she additionally misplaced within the second spherical
Parma: Former World No 1 Serena Williams crashed out of the WTA event in Parma on Tuesday when she was overwhelmed in straight units 7-6, 6-2 in her second spherical match by Czech Katerina Siniakova.
The 39-year-old American, at present ranked eighth on the planet, had been given a wild card to play in Parma after her untimely exit from the Italian Open, the place she additionally misplaced within the second spherical in what was her first match in practically three months since her semi-final defeat within the Australian Open.
In Monday’s first spherical in Parma she had comfortably seen off teenager Lisa Pigato however the 25-year-old Siniakova, ranked 68 in singles however a former World No 1 in doubles, was a more durable proposition.
Williams fired down 5 aces but additionally threw in seven double faults as she struggled to get her service sport working.
Siniakova took the primary set tiebreak to 4 after which broke Williams 3 times within the second set as she wrapped up the match in a single hour 37 minutes.
The Emilia-Romagna Open was supposed to be an ideal clay warm-up forward of the French Open, which kicks off in Paris on 30 Could.
Williams, a three-time winner at Roland Garros, wants yet another Grand Slam title to match Australian nice Margaret Courtroom’s report of 24 Main trophies.
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