It has been yet another shocking day at the 2014 French Open. In what might have been a Williams sisters third round match up has turned into neither one of them going into the next round. Both Venus and Serena Williams have been ousted at Roland Garros. Venus was the first one up to play against Anna Schmiedlova in which she gave it her best, but in the end, it was not enough. As reported by ESPN on Wednesday, the 19-year-old Slovak won in a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 match.
Venus played a solid game and fought hard as seen in the three set match. At 33-years-old, and having her health issues to deal with, she played quite well, despite having 47 unforced errors. After winning the first set, Schmiedlova came back to take the second, which then forced a third set in the second round match.
It was a very cool day to the start of the match with Venus coming out in a puffy coat to ward off the chill. After losing to Schmiedlova, the seven-time Grand Slam champ headed straight over to watch her sister play on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
The biggest shocker came as Venus watched Serena being taken down hard by Garbine Muguruza of Spain in a two-set match, 6-2, 6-2. USA Today called this loss the worst one of Serena’s career. It certainly seemed that way as her serve wasn't up to par. She ended up with 29 unforced errors against her eight winners. Muguruza, ranked number 35, certainly has reason to celebrate taking down the world number one player. She played a great game of tennis and it worked for her.
“I don’t think anything worked for me,” Serena Williams said during her press conference. “It was one of those days. You can’t be on every day, and, gosh, I hate to be off during a Grand Slam. It happens.”
This is the second time that both Williams sisters lost before the third round, and also the fourth time they have both lost on the same day, with the last time being in the round of 16 at the 2011 Wimbledon championship. It has certainly been an eventful first week so far at the 2014 French Open. Maria Sharapova is now the favorite to be in the final, but you just never know what can happen or which player may surprise you.