Major upsets at French Open 2010
French open 2010 has seen a number of top players being knocked out of the tournament including Men's World Number 1 Roger Federer and Women's World Number.1 Serena Williams.
The French Open 2010 has seen a number of upsets with big names like Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams among others being ousted from the tournament.<br/><br/>Rafael Nadal and Samantha Stosur are the only big players left in the Men's and Women's draw. The tournament does promise an exciting finish.<br/><br/>With the tournament in its final stages we take a look at the big upsets that took place over the last 2 weeks and how they impacted the tournament.
World Number 1 and defending champion Roger Federer was ousted from the tournament when he lost to Swede Robin Soderling 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.(AFP PHOTO)
Women's top seed Serena Williams was knocked out in the quarterfinals by Australian Samantha Stosur 6-2 6-7 8-6. Last year too Williams was unable to go past the quarterfinals where she lost to Kuznetsova in an epic match.(AFP PHOTO)
Number 2 seed Venus Williams lost in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 to Russian Nadia Petrova in the third round. Last year too Venus could not make it past the third round where she lost to little known Agnes Svazay. (AFP PHOTO)
The second biggest upset took place after Serbia's Novak Djokovic was sensationally ousted,losing a five-set,four hour marathon to Austrian veteran Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 6-7(3), 4-6.(AFP PHOTO)
Number 3 seed Caroline Wozniacki was ousted in straight sets 6-2 6-3 by Francesca Schiavone of Italy in the quarterfinals.(AP PHOTO)
Number 4 seed Andy Murray was knocked out of the tournament by Tomas Berdych when he lost in straight sets 6-4,7-5,6-3 in the fourth round.(AFP PHOTO)
Number 8 seed Andy Roddick lost to Russian qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in the third round. Roddick has never made it past the fourth round of the French open. (AFP PHOTO)
4 time French Open winner and number 22 seed Justine Henin lost to Australian and No.7 seed Samantha Stosur 6-2,1-6,4-6 in the 4th round. (AP PHOTO)
Defending champion and No.6 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova was sent packing when she lost to No.30 seed Maria Kirilenko 6-3 2-6 6-4. (AFP PHOTO)
No.12 seed Maria Sharapova was upset by Justine Henin in 3 sets 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the 3rd round of the tournament. (AFP PHOTO)
No.9 seed and last year's finalist Dinara Safina was knocked out of the tournament by unseeded Kimiko Date Krumm 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the first round. (AFP PHOTO)
Ana Ivanovic hit another low since winning the French Open two years ago.The former No. 1 player lost in the second round to 28th-seeded Alisa Kleybanova 6-3, 6-0.(AFP PHOTO)
French No.8 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to No.11 seeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny after Tsonga forfeited the match due to injury in the 4th round. (AP PHOTO)