Serena out of French Open after losing to Rybakina

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Serena Williams’ quest for a 24th grand slam singles title goes on after a fourth-round defeat by Elena Rybakina at the French Open.

Having come into the tournament with low expectations, Williams had looked solid through her first three matches.

With big names falling by the wayside, the American surged up the list of title favourites.

She went into the match against her 21-year-old Kazakh opponent as the only top-20 player left in the bottom half.

But an unexpected finalist is now guaranteed after Williams fell to a 3-6 5-7 defeat.

Rybakina was not born when Williams made her debut at Roland Garros but a brilliant start to 2020 marked her out as a potential major challenger.