Australian Open: Serena Williams regarded sharp and smashed 16 winners within the 6-1, 6-1 romp.© AFP
An aggressive Serena Williams began her quest Monday for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title by thrashing Laura Siegemund on day one of many Australian Open. The 39-year-old, taking part in an unparallelled one centesimal match on the event, regarded sharp and smashed 16 winners within the 6-1, 6-1 romp in 56 minutes.
“This was an excellent begin, it was classic Serena,” she stated.
Williams, carrying a placing multi-coloured, one-legged catsuit, was damaged within the opening recreation however hit again instantly and stored her foot on the pedal in a one-sided contest.
She confirmed no ill-effects of a shoulder damage that ruled her out of the semi-finals of the warm-up Yarra Valley Classic.
Williams has additionally been battling a lingering Achilles damage first sustained finally 12 months’s US Open, however has been in robust kind to this point in Melbourne.
The American, seeded tenth in her twentieth Australian Open, wants another main to equal Margaret Court docket’s report Grand Slam tally.
She has not added to her glittering assortment since beating her sister Venus within the Australian Open remaining in 2017 when she was pregnant with daughter Olympia.
Williams, the seven-time Australian Open champion, will play Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic within the second spherical.
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