Elena Rybakina upset Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday.
Williams never quite got into her rhythm, committing 19 unforced errors in the two-set match. Rybakina capitalized on the former French Open champion’s shaky services game, breaking Williams five times.
Rybakina right on 🎯#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/1VUcw5soFv— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 6, 2021
Rybakina right on 🎯#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/1VUcw5soFv
Rybakina now advances to her first-ever Grand Slam quarterfinal. The No. 21 seed will face No. 31 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, fresh off her own three-set win over Victoria Azarenka.
Williams’ quest for her 24th Grand Slam title will have to wait for Wimbledon, which is set to begin on June 28.