Third seed Venus Williams saved a match point against Lucie Safarova in the second round, but today the American succumbed to Agnes Szavay’s first match point to lose in the third round of Roland Garros third time in a row.
Szavay, who was winless in the first two months of the season, upset the world No.3 Williams with an impressive score of 6-0 6-4. A bagel! Wow! We can now officially say that Szavay, once a rapidly rising tennis star, is back where she should be.
Szavay, the 29th seed, scored her seventh Top 10 win defeating a player she lost to in three sets in the quarterfinals of Acapulco in February.
The Hungarian’s next opponent will be 20th seed Dominika Cibulkova, who defeated Gisela Dulko 6-4 6-2 in the third round.
As we’ve already posted, holder Ana Ivanovic went safely through to the fourth round, while 16-year-old Portuguese wunderkind Michelle Larcher de Brito didn’t manage to scream her way into the fourth round and fell to Aravane Rezai 7-6 (3) 6-2 after an interesting match. (photo: Ralf Reinecke)