Day 3 of the 2012 French Open was devoid of a lot of drama until late Tuesday. Then No. 5 Serena Williams went up against World No. 111 Virginie Razzano of France and lost in three sets, 6-4, 6-7 (13), 3-6, in a stunning upset. Williams entered the day 46-0 in first round Grand Slam matches, but struggled against a hobbling Razzano, committing 47 unforced errors. Razzano won serving on her eighth match point in the ninth game of the third set.
James Blake, born and raised in Yonkers, NY, will head home after falling 2-6, 1-6, 2-6, to No. 27 Mikhail Youzhny. The former world No. 4 committed 35 unforced errors to 13 for his opponent. Blake was taken to break point 15 times over three sets.
Other than Williams' downfall, the day lacked any major upsets. On the men's side, No. 2 Rafael Nadal, No. 4 Andy Murray and No. 6 David Ferrer all won in straight sets to move on to the second round. On the women's side, No. 2 Maria Sharapova annihilated Alexandra Cadantu, 6-0, 6-0. No. 4 Petra Kvitova also won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, over Australia's Ashleigh Barty.
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