Venus Williams Bounced in Second Round at French Open

May 30, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
US Venus Williams reacts after a point a
Venus Williams was bounced in her first Grand Slam appearance of 2012. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/GettyImages)

Seven-time Grand Slam Champion Venus Williams lost in the second round Wednesday to third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-3.

The 31-year-old Williams, who had played just 15 matches (11–4) coming into this major clearly was not herself. Playing roughly eight months after withdrawing from the U.S. Open due to her recently diagnosed battle with Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that can cause joint pain, Williams had 33 unforced errors to Radwanska’s.

Radwanska, 23, converted all five of her break points and saved two of the three that Venus attempted. In all Radwanska won 56 points toWilliams’s 37.

Williams who has won Wimbledon five times and the U.S. Open twice has never won Roland Garros.

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