American tennis player Venus Williams overcame the barrier of the first round of the tournament in Indian Wells, beating German player Andrea Petkovic in three sets – 6/4, 0/6, 6/3.
For 1 hour and 45 minutes of the duel, the 36th racket of the world, 38-year-old Venus, recorded six breaks and two aces, having made four mistakes in serving. 31-year-old Petkovich, who is 68th in the world classification, took the opponent’s pitch six times, made one ace and two double mistakes.
The American came forward in the personal meetings of athletes – 3: 2. In the second round of the BNP Paribas Open competition, Williams will fight with Czech Petra Kvitova.