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French Open 2021: 10th seed Benchic eliminated in 2nd round

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Belinda Bencic in action against Daria Kasatkina in Paris on Tuesday.

The campaign of the tenth placed Belinda Bencic at Roland Garros is over. She lost 6-2, 6-2 to Daria Kasatkina in the second round.

Bencic struggled with his serve all the time and was defeated four times by his Russian rival.

The Swiss player has never progressed since the third round of the French Open in five appearances.

Kasatkina reached the quarterfinals in Paris in 2018, but for the first time this season won another match on clay.

Later in the day

Serena Williams is renewing her quest for a fourth French Open title against another Romanian.

Seventh-placed Williams plays Michaela Bouzarnescu for a place in the third round of Roland Garros. This is their first meeting in their career.

The 39-year-old American rejected the difficult challenge from Irina-Kamelia Begu on Monday.

Williams is trying to win the record 24th Grand Slam title, but has played only four games in the Australian Open.

Another interesting match pits the experienced 15th placed Victoria Azarenka against the future Danish teenager Clara Towson.

Second-placed Daniil Medvedev faces Tommy Paul in the night session of the men’s scheme.

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