Venus and Serena Williams will not face each other in the French Open. Both were eliminated in the French Open second round by opponents that are not well known. To make matters worse, they were also outplayed.
Serena was defeated by Garbine Muguruza (score 6-2, 6-2). The exit is the earliest since 2 years ago at Roland Garros. It was also the one loss that was the most lopsided in all the 288 matches played so far.
Venus was defeated by Anna Schmiedlova (score 2-6, 6-3, 6-4).
Since Li Na was eliminated, the 2014 French Open will remain in history as the first ever when 2 top seeded women lost before round three in a Grand Slam tournament.
Serena Williams struggled and ended the game with 29 unforced errors and 8 winners. She declared:
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, you know. It’s not the end of the world. It is what it is. Just nothing really worked. I don’t know anything that actually worked.
Venus Williams seemed to have the match in hand but eventually crumbled, being dominated. After the match, she declared:
I felt like this was a match that I was most likely going to win. I don’t know how Serena felt, but I’m sure she feels like that every time she goes on the court. So I think our expectation was to play in the next round.