Francesca Schiavone has been defeated by Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the fourth round of the French Open. Azarenka won the match in the straight sets by 6-3, 6-0.

There was big difference in the world rankings of these two players; still, it was supposed to be a tight game because of the massive experience of Schiavone. But, the craftiness of the Italian player didn’t prove to be good enough against the power game of Azarenka.

The Belarusian superstar who has been given the third seed in this tournament just blew her opponent away in both the sets.

This win took Azarenka into the quarter final round of the competition.

In the first set, the first two games went with the serve and the scorecard was showing 1-1 when the 2nd game ended. A breakthrough for Azarenka in the 3rd game gave her a lead of 2-1, but, Schiavone broke back immediately to level the scores.

Azarenka broke her opponent’s serve for the second consecutive time in the 5th game, but, yet again, she got broken back which kept the scores levelled at 3-3.

Schiavone continued serving poorly and dropped her serve again in the 7th game. This time, Azarenka managed to consolidate that serve break with a serve hold in the 8th game to take a lead of 5-3.

With another breakthrough in the 9th game, the Belarusian player sealed the opener by 6-3.

In the second set, Azarenka looked in a hurry. She smashed a flurry of winners and wiped out the first 6 games in no time to finish off the match.

In the quarter final round, Azarenka will take on the Russian player Maria Kirilenko who made her way into the final 8 by defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands.