Venus Williams chases first French Open singles title

Venus Williams chases first French Open singles title

Venus Williams chases first French Open singles title

Bacsinszky consolidated the break with a drop shot victor which she has been using so effectively in her matches. The Austrian sixth seed swept aside Horacio Zeballos 6-1 6-3 6-1 to book a last-eight clash with either Novak Djokovic or Albert Ramos-Vinolas. A series of damaging backhands from Bacsinszky prompted Williams to change her tactics. The double break was secured for the 30th seed as Williams continued to commit unforced errors.

He finally won with a forehand volley at the net, with Raonic near the back of the court.

Williams worked through a four-deuce game holding in the ninth game. Serena sat in the stands during Venus' second-round victory at Roland Garros on Wednesday. Former world number one Williams has an apartment in Paris.

Timea Bacsinszky is coming off a straight sets win over Ons Jabeur that took 16 games to decide. Nonetheless, Bacsinszky got off to a flying start in the second set by breaking Williams' serve immediately.

Her lengthy post came just after Venus hinted that Serena was pregnant with a baby girl. "She is really planning on coming back, and she said to me 'I am not done, I can not finish like this'". As Williams' level dipped, Bacsinszky began striking with more authority. "It's actually kind of one of my biggest fears, but that's okay", said the 32-year-old.

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Tech was the visiting team during the contest, so the Red Raiders stepped up to the plate first and got the offense going quickly. Both losses in the regional for Arizona came at the hand of Sam Houston State, losing to the Bearkats in the opening round, 5-4.

After a back-and-forth first set, Muguruza broke the 27th-seeded Russian's serve three times in the second on Court Philippe-Chatrier. "The risk was rewarded for her", Williams said.

A sweeping backhand volley victor sealed Bacsinszky's break to open the final set.

The third was saved with a killer down-the-line backhand victor but double-faulted when she had game point to hold for 3-5.

Bacsinszky broke for a 4-2 lead in the second, using the weapon Jabeur had been using against her - a deadly drop shot. However, the 2015 semifinalist created a break point with a drop shot victor, with Williams rooted to the baseline.

Jabeur, who is the first Arab woman to ever reach the third round of a Grand Slam in singles, fell to Bacsinszky 6-2, 6-2 and admits she wasn't physically up for the task following a tough match in the previous round.

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