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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27: Venus Williams of the United States of America celebrates winning a point in her quarterfinal match against Na Li of China during day ten of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Venus Williams, playing her first match in more than two months, fell 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 Tuesday to Kirsten Flipkens at the Rogers Cup. Williams lost in the first round of the French Open on May 26. The 33-year-old Williams then missed Wimbledon, after 16 consecutive appearances, because of a lower back injury. ''I wasn't really expecting to play that well in the first set,'' Williams said. ''So I think that in the second, I just kind of didn't handle it well. But I was pretty close there to closing that match out and then got down in the third.'' Maria Kirilenko and Ana Ivanovic won in straight sets to advance to the second round. Kirilenko cruised past qualifier Petra Martic 6-2, 6-1, and Ivanovic defeated Su-Wei Hsieh 6-1, 6-2. In other matches, American qualifier Lauren Davis edged Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 and Dominika Cibulkova stopped Angelique Kerber 6-7 (0), 6-2, 7-5 in the Rexall Centre at York University. Cibulkova needed nearly three hours to win the match. ''My...
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