30th May 2012 | French Open

Market Shake Up After Serena’s Exit

Maria Sharapova is the new favourite for the French Open after Serena Williams’s shock defeat.

In one of the biggest shocks in over a decade, tournament favourite Serena Williams crashed out of the French Open in the first round having been matched at 1.01 in-running. Seemingly in control of the match, Williams lost a second set tie-break that sent her into a tailspin.

A dramatic final set eventually went the way of Virginie Razzano, sealing the biggest win of her career on her eighth match point, to win 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.

Maria Sharapova is the new favourite for the women’s French Open at 27/10 with Sportingbet. Victoria Azarenka who surivived a first-round scare of her own is next in the betting at 10/3 with Paddy Power.

Odds correct at time of publishing: 10:37 30th May, 2012 but subject to change