French Open 2012: Serena Williams Upset In First Round

Serena Williams is out of the French Open.

The fifth-seeded Williams fell 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 3-6 to Virginie Razzano in the first round of the French Open today, marking the first time Williams has ever been defeated in the first round of a major tournament.

Razzano, the 111th ranked woman in the world took advantage of an inconsistent Williams to register the biggest win of her career and one of the biggest upsets in women's Grand Slam history.

After taking the first set, Williams could never put Razzano away. When she had the opportunity to end the match in straight sets, she was unable to knock off a resilient Razzano in the tiebreaker after leading it 5-1, resulting in Williams shedding tears during the set break.

Serena and her sister Venus were looking forward to getting back on the French Open stage after missing last year's tournament but unlike Venus, who won her first round match on Monday, Serena will not be moving on.

SB Nation Los Angeles will continue to bring you updates, results and more from the 2012 French Open. You can also check out SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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