Serena Williams, playing the 1,000th Tour-level match of her glittering career, suffered a shock 7-6 (6) 7-5 defeat by Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska in the Italian Open second round on Wednesday.
- Serena Williams suffered her 149th defeat in her 1,000th WTA tour-level match
- Ash Barty beat Yaroslava Shvedova for her tour-leading 26th victory of the season
- Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep both failed to progress at the Italian Open
Playing her first competitive match in nearly three months, the…