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(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.
Querrey will take on another Ameri
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Serena Williams had an easy 6-0, 6-0 win in her first-round match at the Australian Open Tuesday, but she hurt her ankle in the process.
Williams rolled her ankle 19 minutes into her match with Edina Gallovits-Hall. Up 4-0 in the first set, Williams reached for a forehand after chasing down a ball from her opponent. She appeared to try sliding to stop, but she rolled over on her...
Serena Williams overcame a right ankle injury to win her first match at the Australian Open 6-0, 6-0 over Edina Gallovits-Hall on Tuesday.
With the match 19 minutes old and Williams leading 4-0, the 15-time major winner fell to the court awkwardly, clutching her right ankle. She was helped to her court-side chair before having her ankle heavily taped by a WTA trainer.
Venus Williams used her powerful serve to full effect to start her Australian Open campaign with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan on Monday.
Williams, who had a first-serve percentage of 70 percent, also took advantage of six of 11 break-point opportunities.
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Serena Williams overcame a right ankle injury to win her first match at the Australian Open, routing Edina Gallovits-Hall 6-0, 6-0 on Tuesday.
With the match 19 minutes old and Williams leading 4-0, the 15-time major winner fell to the court awkwardly, clutching her right ankle. She was helped to her court-side chair and her ankle was heavily taped by a WTA trainer.
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 14, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Venus Williams kicked off her Australian Open 2013 campaign in emphatic fashion, disposing of Kazakh Galina Voskoboeva 6-1, 6-0 in one hour on Hisense Arena at Melbourne Park on Monday.
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Venus Williams wins on Day 1 of the 2013 Australian Open
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