Serena Williams has said she is surprised to have been knocked out of the French Open in the third round. The three-time champion and owner of 23 majors was beaten 6-2, 7-5, by 20-year-old compatriot Sofia Kenin, who is ranked 35 in the world.
Meanwhile, Naomi Osaka, who was dreaming of a calendar grand slam a few days ago, also crashed out of the tournament, saying nerves had been affecting her recent performances. The world No 1 was bageled in the first set of her campaign, taken to three sets by Victoria Azarenka in round two and hit 38 unforced errors in a little over an hour and a quarter on day seven, rendering her powerless to stop the world No 42, Katerina Siniakova, from a 6-4, 6-2 win.
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