The third match on Chatrier on Day 8 sees 23-Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams continue her bid for a fourth RG crown. The 39-year-old American meets Russian-born Kazakhstani, Elena Rybakina. The 21-year-old is the No.21 seed here. The players are due on court from 16:45 BST.

S. Williams vs E. Rybakina | Roland-Garros
Women's Singles | Round 4 | 06.06.2021 | Court Philippe-Chatrier
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Updated 06/06/2021 at 17:13 GMT
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GAME, SET AND MATCH! – WILLIAMS 3-6 5-7 RYBAKINA. The three-time champion, Serena Williams is OUT! Rybakina chalks up the win of her life to brush aside the 23-time major winner with a hugely impressive display. She serves out the match on her first match point after one hour and 17 minutes. She will meet No.31 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarter finals.

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BREAK! – WILLIAMS 3-6 5-6 RYBAKINA. Wow. Williams throws in her first double fault of the match to cough up triple break point, but Rybakina only needs one. She breaks to love and will now serve for the match.
WILLIAMS 3-6 5-5 RYBAKINA. She’s not backing down. Rybakina charges to a hold to 15 to push this second set into sudden death territory.

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WILLIAMS 3-6 5-4 RYBAKINA. Serena leans down on her racket and lowers her head in dismay. She’s about to win the point when Rybakina fizzes long, but she can’t get out of the way and it hits the frame. She manages a wry smile and it seems to help fire her up. There’s the familiar shout as she charges through to dig out a hold to 30 and apply some scoreboard pressure.
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BREAK! – WILLIAMS 3-6 4-4 RYBAKINA. A couple of good serves give Rybakina a shot at consolidating but she’s so tight as she knows what it would mean. She blazes two replica forehands wide of the tramline and we are level once again.
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BREAK! – WILLIAMS 3-6 3-4 RYBAKINA. That’s magnificent. The Kazakhstani rifles a wrong-footing forehand winner to Serena’s right flank to break once again on the second of three break points. The 39-year-old former world number one is in trouble once more here.
WILLIAMS 3-6 3-3 RYBAKINA. It’s nervy stuff but Rybakina stands firm. Serena comes within a whisker of forcing a break point but lashes her deep return just long at 30-30. Elena follows Serena’s example from the last game by responding to the close call with an ace down the middle T.
WILLIAMS 3-6 3-2 RYBAKINA. That was a bit of a let off. Rybakina turns the screw at 30-30 but arrows a backhand up the line just long with Serena nowhere to be seen on the far left of the court. The American takes the good fortune in her stride and slaps down a wide ace to get out of dodge.
WILLIAMS 3-6 2-2 RYBAKINA. Elena halts the Serena charge as she hits back from 15-30 with a couple of big serves and a clinical crosscourt forehand winner.

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WILLIAMS 3-6 2-1 RYBAKINA. Just like that, quick as a flash, Serena has fired herself into the groove with a real purple patch. She rampages through a love hold and has found her true self it seems.

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BREAK! – WILLIAMS 3-6 1-1 RYBAKINA. It was starting to get a bit alarming for Serena but she channels her frustration into her offensive return game and it pays immediate dividends. A couple of scorching forehands, including a return winner to finish, secure an instant break back.
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BREAK! – WILLIAMS 3-6 0-1 RYBAKINA. Elena continues to be the more consistent and creative of the two players. A devilish drop-shot helps her clock up three more break points before a poorly-executed backhand from Williams flies way off court to hand her the break at the second time of asking.
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SET! - WILLIAMS 3-6 RYBAKINA. Danger for the 23-time Grand Slam champion. Rybakina squanders three set points but Serena helps her out by blazing wide on the fourth. The Russian-born Kazakhstani has been impressive and takes the opener in 35 minutes.
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BREAK! – WILLIAMS 3-5 RYBAKINA. Serena takes a moment and looks towards her team in puzzlement after dumping a simple enough crosscourt backhand into the net to cough up break point. It doesn’t seem to clear her head as a tight, short approach is given the forehand treatment by Rybakina. She’ll now serve for the set.