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Serena's back at a Slam! OK, sort of; she watched Venus win

01 June 2017, 01:23 | Rose Hansen

The Latest: Mattek-Sands ends Kvitova's comeback in Paris

Venus looking for 1st French Open title in 20th appearance

Serena will take the rest of the year off, but hopes to return to the courts in 2018.

Playing at Roland Garros for the 20th time, a record in the Open era, Venus Williams also reached the third round after defeating Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 6-1.

After her second-round win at the French Open, Venus was asked what she wanted the baby to call her.

Elsewhere, men's seeded players Dominic Thiem and Grigor Dimitrov swept their opponents, while local favorite Lucas Pouille had to come back from 2-1 down to edge compatriot Julien Benneteau in full sets. Mertens will have to be more consistent with her serve in order to have a shot. A little luck has already unfolded with the loss of No6 seed Dominika Cibulkova, who Williams might have met in the fourth round.

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza continued to pick her way through a nightmare draw with a terrific 6-7 (4/7) 6-4 6-2 victory over Anett Kontaveit.

Venus is yet to win a game in three appearances at the clay court grand slam tournament in Paris but senses that can change when he lines up alongside American Ryan Harrison.

True to form, Williams jetted off to Paris for the French Open on Wednesday, this time looking refreshed and radiant in head-to-toe athleisure. At No. 86, Boserup is just one place off her career-high ranking, and even in Kvitova's pomp, consistency was never her strong point - so anything is possible.

She beat her sister Venus in that final.

Kerber was defeated in the first round by unseeded Kiki Bertens 12 months ago and has yet to get past the quarter-finals. "After what she went through, it's incredible", Boserup said. "I thought I'd seen some draws in the last 10". "It's a great tournament for me, I have the best memories I can have". It's a surface that I enjoy playing on. "I don't know how well I'm going to do, because I don't know what to do".

"I didn't tell a lot of people to be quite honest and I'd been saving it". "Here we are. You know, what an experience".

It also completes a dismal clay court swing for the German, in which she won just two matches and had to retire hurt in her third round match against Eugenie Bouchard in Madrid, and marks the first time in the Open era that a women's top seed has failed to win a match at the French Open. It was touch and go whether it would finish the same night at all.

Earlier this year, Serena Williams inadvertently announced on Snapchat that she was expecting a child.

Schiavone's words, then, provided a powerful message. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you....' You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace.

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