Huge surprise last night on the clay of Charleston. The World No. 1 Serena Williams was eliminated in her opening match. Freshly crowned with a seventh title in Miami, the U.S. star has been surprised in the second round by Jana Cepelova (20 years).
The Slovak, 78th in the WTA rankings, with 81% of her first serves (against 58% for Serena) and 53% in return service (against 42% winning points for the double winner of the Family Circle Cup), imposes hers into two identical sets 6/4, 6/4 after 1hr 24 minutes of exchanges.