Why She Won: Ability to convert break chances and a more efficient game. Razzano committed 37 unforced errors to Williams' 47. She was also four of seven on break points to Williams four of 16. Seven of those came in the last game of the match. If Williams had converted any of them, she would have been back on serve in the final set.
Who Benefits: Arantxa Rus, Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova. Rus pulled off the shocker of the 2011 French Open when she defeated second seeded Kim Clijsters in the second round. She will now face Razzano instead of Williams.
Wozniacki has spent 67 weeks atop the WTA rankings, ninth best all-time. The criticism of her is that she hasn’t performed well enough in the Grand Slams and that she might lack the game to do so. With Williams out of her quarter of the draw, this gives her a golden opportunity to advance.
Sharpova's nemesis is now out of the way. She has lost eight of 10 career meetings to Williams and hasn’t beaten her since 2004. Now she will likely face Wozniacki in the quarterfinals, a player she holds a 4-2 edge against. She won their most recent meeting in Miami in March.