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French Open 2012 Update: Former Champ Serena Williams Upset In First Round

Everything appeared to be going to plan on Day 3 of the French Open's first round, until a late day match between former winner Serena Williams and heavy underdog Virginie Razzano sent shockwaves through the crowds of Roland Garros.

After taking the opening set 6-to-4, Williams blew a 5-1 lead in the second set tiebreaker to force a third frame. From there, Razzano, the world's No. 111 ranked player, shot out to a quick 5-0 lead before succumbing to leg cramps. Despite a moderate effort by Williams to turn the tide facing defeat, Razzano held on for a 6-3 victory to cap arguably one of the biggest opening round upsets in women's tennis history.

Entering the day Williams was an unbelievable 46-0 in opening round matches at Roland Garros, but will now have to watch the rest of the field take part in the event from the sidelines. Hailing from France, Randazzo will now face Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands in the second round.

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