//Serena Williams upset in first round of the French Open

Serena Williams upset in first round of the French Open


For the first time ever, Serena Williams has been ousted in the first round of a Grand Slam. The No. 111th ranked player in the world, Virginie Razzano, needed just 23-minutes to close out one of the biggest tennis upsets in recent memory.


It took 8 match points but Virginie Razzano finally KO'd Serena Williams in 1st round of French Open. First 1st-round Slam loss ever for SW.

— Jay Posner (@sdutPosner) May 29, 2012

Serena Williams lost in the first round! Biggest upset so far in the French Open! #tennis

— Sharad Patel (@Sharad2020) May 29, 2012

Just watched the most emotional deuce tennis match ever 15 deuces Williams vs can't remember her name but she won 🙁 Serena

— taku madhlazi (@tcmIndaHouse) May 29, 2012

Serena Williams getting knocked out of the French Open really caught me off guard…. I didn't even know the French Open was happening.

— Peyton's Head (@PeytonsHead) May 29, 2012

Maybe the bigger story shouldn’t be Serena’s loss, but rather Virginie Razzano’s win. Not long ago the Frenchwoman lost her Fiance to a brain tumor.

Congrats — and credit — to Virginie Razzano. Fiancé and former coach Stéphane Vidal died of brain tumor days before 2011 French Open. #RG12

— James Henry (@olerafa) May 29, 2012

Congratulations Virginie Razzano whose fiance and coach died on the 16th May last year-a fitting tribute.

— NICK (@mangomasher) May 29, 2012

I'm a #tennis player/fan, & I don't remember hearing Virginie Razzano's fiance had died last year. Today can be a new, great memory.

— Sonny Dearth (@sdearth) May 29, 2012

And what a story for virginie razzano, a year after her coach/fiance passed away from a brain tumor, razzano wins huge! #whysportsrock

— Kira Kleaveland (@KiraTV) May 29, 2012

Virginie Razzano became a legend in #wta , #serena , #rg12 and more to count history. #tennis!

— Turkish Mommy (@TurkishMommy) May 29, 2012

If Serena was going to lose to anyone, we’re sure she’s glad it was to Virginie Razzano. She deserves all the good-fortune she gets.