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Serena Williams’s bid to win a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title was thwarted again on Saturday when she was knocked out of the French Open 6-2, 7-5 by compatriot Sofia Kenin in the third round.It was 37-year-old Serena’s earliest exit at the Slams since a third round loss to Alize Cornet at Wimbledon in 2014.

Kenin, the 20-year-old world number 35, will face eighth seed Ashleigh Barty of Australia for a place in the quarterfinals.Three-time Roland Garros champion Williams was attempting to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 majors.

World No 1 Naomi Osaka’s hopes of winning a third successive Grand Slam ended when she was knocked out of in the third round by unheralded Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

By Ian Dei

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