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Serena Williams Knocked Out of French Open; Federer Withdraws

Switzerland's Roger Federer returns a shot to Germany's Dominik Koepfer during their  match on day seven of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, June 5, 2021.

Serena Williams turns 40 in September. Roger Federer hits that milestone the month before. No one knows how many more French Open appearances each will make, and this year’s tournament ended for both on Sunday.

Williams fell way behind and could not put together a comeback against a much younger and less-experienced opponent in the fourth round at Roland Garros, losing 6-3, 7-5 to Elena Rybakina, who wasn’t even born when the American made her tournament debut in 1998.

Asked whether that might have been her last match at the clay-court major, Williams replied: “Yeah, I’m definitely not thinking about it at details ⇒

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