Serena Williams is chasing history as she qualifies for the French Open fourth round. She defeated Danielle Collins in a day when the women’s draw saw some upsets.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova upset third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka Friday. As a result, only four of the Top Ten seeds are left in the women’s tournament. Williams said that things were not going her way. Also, she said she turned it around to earn the victory.
Williams wants to tie Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slams. However, history is not in her favor. According to the best pay per head sportsbook, Williams hasn’t made it past the fourth round in the French Open since 2016.
Williams in the French Open Fourth Round
Serena Williams won the Roland Garros title three times. Collins tested her throughout their third-round match. According to sportsbook pay per head reports, she forced Collins to defend breakpoints and a set point until Williams won the first set with an ace.
In the second set, Williams got an opening break. It seemed like Collins was ready to crumble. However, the 27-year-old American won four straight games to capture the lead at 4-1. Williams rallied from the deficit to win five games in a row to qualify for the fourth round of Rolland Garros.
According to Handicappers Hideaway sources, Collins was disappointed for losing after having a 4-1 lead. She thought Williams played great tennis to come from behind. But, on the other hand, she felt that she didn’t play her best during that time.
Collins said that she would love Williams to win the tournament. Also, she would support Williams. Collins felt it was surreal to face Williams. In addition, Collins said she was around nine or ten years old when she watched Williams playing in the French Open. Thus, she is happy to share the court with the tennis star.