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Serena crashes out of French Open, Federer and Djokovic progress

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Serena Williams was the big name casualty on Day 4 of what has been a topsy turvy French Open with the defending champion and world no.1 crashing out in the second round at the hands of world no.35 Garbine Muguruza. Williams was completely off her game, making 3-4 errors in virtually every game, and yet not being able to compensate her usually high error count with the free points she would normally win off her serve and by hitting her opponent off the court.

Muguruza is not a complete no-name on the tennis circuit, having made the fourth round at the Australian Open earlier this year and definitely seen as a player with enormous ability at just 20 years of age.

To make matters worse for the Williams family, elder sister Venus also lost her match today, going down to Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia in three sets, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The men's draw had a much easier day with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both progressing in straight sets. Djokovic eased past Jeremy Chardy of France, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 while Federer beat Diego Sebastian Schwartzman of Argentina, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

The last two Canadians remaining in the Roland Garros singles draws, Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic advanced to the third round on Wednesday at the second Grand Slam event of the season.

Bouchard took on German Julia Goerges, a former world no. 15 in 2012 who is now ranked no. 106. Goerges looked like a Top 20 player in the first set which she won 6-2. Bouchard battled back and took over control of the match to secure the final two sets comfortably and post a 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory. She advances to the third round of the French Open for the first time in her young career after losing in the second round last year to Maria Sharapova. On Friday, the 20-year-old will face Johanna Larsson of Sweden who upset no. 12 seed Flavia Pennetta of Italy in the second round.

Just like his first round match, Raonic went up against a young up and coming player in Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic, ranked no. 81 in the world. Vesely was the top ranked junior in the world in 2011. Raonic over break deficits at 3-5 in the first set 0-2 in the second to pull out a 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-1 win. The no. 8 seed hit 20 aces and 49 winners in the match. In the third round, Raonic will meet Frenchman Gilles Simon. The Canadian won their only previous meeting in 2011 on clay at Estoril.