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RG Day Six: Agnes Szavay Beats Venus Williams

Posted by gauloises1 on May 29, 2009

Did I say this tournament needed an upset?

Agnes Szavay defeated former finalist Venus Williams in straight sets, 6-0 6-4.

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I didn’t see the first set, so I can’t say what the hell was going on there. Agnes was certainly playing very, VERY well, but she played a weak service game in the second to get broken after missing an opportunity to break Venus, and I assumed that was it.

Unfortunately, although Venus did play some amazing points, she was making some terrible errors, particularly off the forehand side, and exhibited some bizarre decision making. Agnes had a match point at 5-4 on Venus’ serve and took it at the first time of asking.

It’s a huge win for her. Congratulations.

As for Venus, while this sucks, it may be even worse news for the rest of the field – it’s the third year in a row that Venus has lost in the third round at Roland Garros. In 2007 and 2008, of course, she then went on to win Wimbledon …

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