World No.95 Klara Zakopalova stuns Serena Williams in Marbella


Serena WilliamsKlara ZakopalovaStill injured world No.1 Serena Williams suffered a 6-4 3-6 6-1 first-round defeat to Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic, ranked 95th, at the Andalucia Tennis Championships in Marbella, Spain.

The top seed lost her opening clay-court match this year, clearly not recovered from a thigh problem that affected her performance at the Sony Ericsson Open last week, where she lost to Victoria Azarenka in the final.

I was trying to play my best tennis but the injury prevented me from reaching my top level,” said Williams, who wore heavy strapping on her left thigh.

The 26-year-old Zakopalova broke Williams as much as seven times in their encounter at the Andalucia Tennis Championships, while before Zakopalova had never won a set against the American. (source: Reuters India, photos: Ralf Reinecke)


  1. She is still hurting from the injury,all she needs is a break to heal.
    Safina will be a no.1 player that hasnt won a title since last year in August and was bagelled in a final. She will be ridiculed just like JJ and we all know how fragile the russian is mentally…poor thing


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