Venus Out at French Open

Third-seeded Williams playing for third straight day
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 29, 2009 9:32 AM CDT
US player Venus Williams reacts after losing her third round match against Hungary's Agnes Szavay at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 29, 2009.    (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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(Newser) – Venus Williams was eliminated from the French Open today, losing in the third round of the clay-court major for the third straight year. The third-seeded Williams, who reached the 2002 final at Roland Garros, lost to No. 29 Agnes Szavay of Hungary 6-0, 6-4. Williams was playing for the third straight day. Sister Serena is still alive in the tournament.

Defending champion Ana Ivanovic and top-seeded Dinara Safina had little trouble in their matches, both advancing to the fourth round by dominating their opponents yet again. Safina defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-2, 6-0, and Ivanovic beat Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-2. "(The) score doesn't indicate how hard I had to work for some points," said Ivanovic.