Serena Williams vows to "work five times as hard"

World number one Serena Williams insists that she will improve following her surprise exit from the French Open.

Serena Williams has expressed her determination to bounce back from her 6-2 6-2 defeat at the hands of Garbine Muguruza in the second round of the French Open earlier today.

Defending champion and world number one Williams was regarded by many to be the big favourite to triumph at Roland Garros this year.

However, she won just four games against Muguruza, who is ranked 34 places below her in the rankings.

"You know, it's great, because I'm going to go home and work five times as hard to make sure I never lose again. Obviously I'm super disappointed. I know for a fact I can play so much better than what I did today, so it's a double edged sword. I didn't play well, but I can play better," she told reporters.

The defeat has marked the first time in Williams's career that she has failed to reach the second week of a Grand Slam as the top seed.

Serena Williams in action against Jelena Jankovic during their WTA Championships match on October 26, 2013
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