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Virginia Ruano Pascual
Major tournaments in which Serena Williams was eliminated before the quarterfinals:
Australian Open 1998 - Second Round: lost to Venus Williams, 7-6 (4), 6-1.
1999 - Third Round: lost to Sandrine Testud, 6-2, 2-6, 9-7.
2000 - Fourth Round: lost to Elena Likhovtseva, 6-3, 6-3.
2006 - Third Round: lost to Daniela Hantuchova, 6-1, 7-6 (5).
2012 - Fourth Round: lost to Ekaterina Makarova, 6-2, 6-3.
French Open 1998 - Fourth Round: lost to Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.
1999 - Third Round: lost to Mary Joe Fernandez, 6-3, 1-6, 6-0.
2008 - Third Round: lost to Katarina Srebotnik, 6-4, 6-4.
2012 - First Round: lost to Virginie Razzano, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3.
Wimbledon 1998 - Third Round: lost to Virginia Ruano Pascual, 7-5, 4-1, retired.
2005 - Third Round: lost to Jill Craybas, 6-3, 7-6 (4).
2011 - Fourth Round: lost to Marion Bartoli, 6-3, 7-6 (6).
U.S. Open 1998 - Third Round: lost to Irina Spirlea, 6-3, 0-6, 7-5.
2005 - Fourth Round: lost to V.Williams, 7-6 (5), 6-2.
2006 - Fourth Round: lost to Amelie Mauresmo, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2.
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