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Serena Williams tormentor Roberta Vinci out of French Open

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Roberta Vinci reacts after she lost to Kateryna Bondarenko in R-1 of the French Open. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) © Provided by IBNLive Roberta Vinci reacts after she lost to Kateryna Bondarenko in R-1 of the French Open. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Roberta Vinci, the Italian who derailed Serena Williams' hopes of a rare calendar-year Grand Slam of major titles in 2015, is out of the French Open in the first round.

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Vinci, seeded seventh, became the highest-ranked woman to fall so far when she lost 6-1, 6-3 to unseeded Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine on Monday.

Vinci beat Williams in the US Open semi-finals last year, stopping the American from winning the last major she needed to complete the Grand Slam collection of all four in the same year.

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