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Serena Williams Upset at French Open

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Garbine Muguruza took down the defending champion and top seed in the women’s draw 6-2, 6-2.

Serena Williams Upset at French Open

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Across the pond, the French Open is underway and providing plenty of drama early. The biggest shock came today, when No. 1 seed and defending champion Serena Williams was upset in the second round by 20-year-old Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-2. 

In the first round, No. 2 Li Na was upset on the women's side and defending Australian Open champion and No. 3 seed Stanislas Wawrinka also fell on the men's side. The highest-seeded woman is now No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska, and according to SI.com, it's the first time the top two seeds have failed to make the third round in Grand Slam history. The highest-ranked American woman left in the field is now No. 15 Sloane Stephens.

Williams was dominant in her first round match, defeating Alize Lim 6-2, 6,1, and she also had defeated Muguruza in her only other match against her back at the 2013 Australian Open. But Muguruza was the aggressor in this match, playing brilliant tennis and taking out Williams with relative ease. Check out the highlights below:

On the men's side, most of the high seeds are still in contention as second round play continues. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray are all still alive. The only top-10 upsets have been Wawrinka and No. 9 Kei Nishikori, who also lost in the first round. John Isner, the highest-ranked American competitor in the men's side, is leading his second round match over Mikhail Kukushkin two sets to one.

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