Serena Williams has had her Wimbledon hopes ending in shambles after crashing out in the first-round clash, MySportDab reports.
The American tennis icon was playing her first slam after returning from injury since last year.
Serena was defeated by France’s Harmony last year and had to hobble out of the court in the first round.
In a dramatic defeat-ever, William was a 4-0 lead in the third set tiebreak before crashing out of the All England Club.
The 40 years old and 7 times Wimbledon Champion is yet t win a grand slam since the 2017′ Australian Open.
She lost two finals in 2018 and 2019 to Angelique Kerber and Halep, respectively.
It was a dramatic display when a relatively unknown Tan knocked William out of the 24th All England club.
The 24-year-old led in the first set before William came back into the match, taking it to a third set to decide the winner.
The match, which lasted for over two hours, witnessed intense and superb displays from both competitors.
Moving close to the tiebreak, the margin between the two players was slim.
William has had the chance to go up in the game, converting a break point opportunity to take a 5-4 lead.
With an opportunity to serve, William’s nervousness with the ball gave Tan a chance to break the ball right back.
The 24-year-old French woman was able to downplay Williams’s expertise and experience.
She was able to go 6-5 up, mounting intense pressure at a more nervous and jittery William.
Despite the mounting pressure on the multiple grand slam winner, William could claim the next two points to take the game to a tiebreaker.
Despite William’s come-back into the game, Tan was just too good for William. She immediately got herself back into the game.
Tan eventually cruised to victory after a straight back-to-back point making Serena cashed out of the tournament.