The 43rd racket of the world, American Venus Williams, beat Slovenian Dalila Jakupovic, who is in the 80th place in the WTA rating, with a score of 7/5, 6/3 at the start of the Miami tournament.
The meeting lasted 1 hour and 18 minutes. During this time, the 38-year-old Williams performed one ace, once made a mistake when serving and sold six break points, and the 28-year-old Jakupovich once served right through, made two double mistakes and made four breaks.
Previously, the athletes did not meet each other. In the second round of the Miami Open competition, Venus will cross the rackets with Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro.