Serena Williams did not shine in the second round of the French Open 2021, but the American star still managed to qualify for the third round of the Parisian Grand Slam thanks to a three-set win against Mihaela Buzarnescu, with the final score of 6-3 5- 7 6-1.
Serena, in some moments of the match, showed a good physical shape, while in other moments she appeared more tired. The American champion played a perfect first set in her service, losing only three points and not giving Mihaela Buzarnescu any chance.
Serena made the break tests in the sixth game, but she got the response wrong and postponed the speech for a few minutes. At 4-3 she put pressure on the opponent, who committed a serious double fault on the break point. In the second portion of the game, Williams had a chance to move forward in both the first and fifth games, but she threw it all away and hit the ball badly more than once.
The Romanian took courage and found the strength to snatch her opponent’s serve despite the more than negative statistics in response. However, things took an unexpected turn in the final: Williams wasted the two break points that would have led her to serve for the match and Buzarnescu conquered the set with a lightning backhand.
The Romanian canceled the good things she did in the second set and gave the American the break with yet another heavy double fault. An error that extinguished her hopes and gave strength to Williams, who closed with a resounding 6-1.
Below the highlights of the match.