Woman who beat Serena Williams loses next match

Associated Press  |  Last updated May 31, 2012

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Serena Williams of the United States of America plays a backhand in her semifinal match against Na Li of China during day eleven of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
That stunning victory over Serena Williams took a lot out of Virginie Razzano. So much that she lost her next match at the French Open. Two days after becoming the only woman to beat Williams in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament, the 111th-ranked Razzano bowed out at Roland Garros, beaten by Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Thursday. Razzano said Rus ''was more fresh'' than she was. The Frenchwoman's win against Williams ended in the evening Tuesday, and plenty of media obligations followed, so she wound up only getting a few hours of sleep. Still, it was worth it. Razzano called beating Williams ''splendid'' and said that match proved ''I'm a fighter on the court.''
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