Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4

Jun 01, 2017, 00:10
Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4

"Must be an interesting feeling, to say the least", the 10th-seeded Venus said after beating Nara 6-3 6-1.

The now pregnant Serena Williams would like to play in the French Open 2017 if only she could.

Nara actually broke Williams in the first part of the match, but the American quickly regained control.

The fourth-seeded Muguruza is trying to avoid becoming the first reigning champion at Roland Garros to lose in the second round since 2014, when she upset Serena Williams at that stage. She. And while, we'd normally attempt to excuse the slip as just the accidental use of a random pronoun-or maybe that Venus is hoping for a little niece-the list of female baby names can't be ignored.

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However, Williams, aside from being the oldest woman to start in the draw, has another claim to fame this year. "I feel good. I did not have as much time to prepare as I wanted".

Williams' victory was one of the most notable matches of the Wednesday schedule at Roland Garros.

Back on Court Philippe Chatrier to resume his first-round match against Renzo Olivo, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could not overturn the deficit at the French Open.

Mattek-Sands, a doubles champion at Roland Garros two years ago, received treatment at the end of the first set. I have no idea what the experience will be like because previously I became an aunt when I was very young and lived far away, across the country (in Florida), so it was a completely different experience than it will be this time. "You have to focus on every point to beat a player like Tsonga".

Her movement is superb on any surface, and while she doesn't glide around the court as she does on grass, Venus would run gracefully in a sand pit, never mind on clay. The Czech player will blame herself for the loss after committing 45 unforced errors in the second round match. She ground her Japanese opponent into the red Parisian dust in a contest that at times nearly veered into miss-match territory.

The Austrian will have some concerns as he goes forward in the tournament, as he struggled to put his first serve in play against Bolelli.

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