American tennis player Venus Williams overcame the barrier of the first round of the tournament in Birmingham, beating belorussian Aliaksandra Sasnovich – 6/3, 6/4.
For 1 hour 21 minutes of the match, the 55th racket of the world, 39-year-old Venus, implemented four break points, made one ace and five double faults. 25-year-old Sosnovich, who is in 36th place in the WTA ranking, took the opponent’s bid twice, made one ace and four double faults. Previously between the athletes have not met.
In the second round of the Nature Valley Open, Williams competed with China’s Wang Qiang, who beat American Lauren Davis, 6/3, 6/2.
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