Venus Williams photo Â© Enrique Fernandez for Tennis Panorama
(January 14, 2013) Looking at how American tennis players fared on day one of the 2013 Australian Open.
American tennis players went 6-3 on the first day of the Australian Open with Venus Williams leading the way with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Galina Voskoboeva.
“Obviously it’s nice to spend less time on the court, and not be in long sets,” Williams said after the match. She had a first-serve percentage of 70 percent and converted on 6 of 11 break point chances.
“I don’t think my opponent quite got the hang of – you know, it’s hard to play the first match in a major, first thing of the year, and that can be a lot of pressure.” Williams said of her opponent “I did my best to just close it out.”
Sam Querrey, who is the highest ranking American man, due to the withdrawal of 13rh ranked John Isner, came back from a set down to defeat Daniel Munoz-De La Nava of Spain 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.
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