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.