Serena Williams crashes out of French Open, Venus defeated

SerenaWilliamsCCNN — It was deja vu for the Williams sisters at the French Open — but not in a good way.

A mouthwatering third-round clash between seven-time grand slam champion Venus and 17-time major winner Serena was ruled out when the former lost to unseeded Slovakian Anna Schmiedlova 2-6 6-3 6-4 in early play in Paris on Wednesday.

Then hours later, Serena — also the defending champion and world No. 1 — fell to Spain’s Garbine Muguruza 6-2 6-2, her worst ever grand slam performance.

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In 2008, the siblings were also defeated on the same day at Roland Garros, their least productive major. The last time it happened was at Wimbledon in 2011.

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