Serena Williams' Opponent Needs a Hug During the US Open

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffAugust 26, 2013

Francesca Schiavone had a tough first-round draw against Serena Williams in the U.S. Open.

After falling to 0-6, 0-2, Schiavone and Williams slogged it out on a 26-shot rally that Serena ended up winning, which drew sympathetic cheers from the crowd. Downtrodden, Schiavone asked for a hug from the ball boy.

Schiavone ended up losing 6-0, 6-1. 

Hat tip to FTW for the find. 

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