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Serena loses in 1st round of major for 1st time
Serena Williams loses in 1st round of a Grand Slam tournament for the 1st time
By The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) ' Serena Williams lost in the first round of a major tournament for the first time, falling to Virginie Razzano of France 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 Tuesday at the French Open.

The fifth-seeded Williams was two points from victory several times in the second set, including leading 5-1 in the tiebreaker. But Razzano won six straight points to force a third set, and then took control.

Williams entered the day with a 46-0 record in first-round matches at Grand Slam tournaments. She had been looking for her 14th major title, and second at Roland Garros.



Razzano won on her eighth match point.


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