Tennis player Serena Williams has suffered a loss in her 1000th tour match here. Argentine emerging Nadia Podorosca recorded the biggest win of her career by defeating Serena 7-6 (6), 7-5 in the second round of the Italian Open here.
World No. 44 Nadia, who reached the semi-finals of the French Open last year, defeated 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena in a match that lasted for an hour and 58 minutes. After winning against World No. 8 Serena, Nadia topped her career. This is the third time he has won against a player of 10 and these three wins have been recorded in the last eight months.
In other matches, world number 5 Ukraine’s Elena Svitolina overcame Amanda Anisimova 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, while American Coco Gough defeated 17th seed Maria Sakari of Egypt 6-1, 1-6, 6- In the next round, Elena will face world no. 12 Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, while Coco will face fifth seed and Madrid Open champion Belarus Sabinaka of Belarus.