31 May 2010

Venus out of French Open

12:03 pm on 31 May 2010

The women's second seed Venus Williams has been sent packing from the French Open tennis tournament.

Williams made the headlines on day one of the second week in Paris when she bowed out in straight sets to the 19th-seeded Russian Nadia Petrova who'll meet another Russian Elena Dementieva in the quarter-finals.

Justine Henin has reached the fourth round after beating 12th-seed Maria Sharapova in three sets.

The men's top seed and defending champion Roger Federer showed no mercy for his best friend Stanislas Wawrinka, giving his Olympic champion team-mate a straight sets thumping.

In the quarter-finals Federer will play the Swedish fifth seed Robin Soderling in a repeat of last year's final.

The French eighth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had to retire injured in the second set of his fourth round match against the Russian Mikhail Youzhny.