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.
The third-seeded Williams, attempting to win her third consecutive major title, returned to the court to win the next four points and the game, then held service to take the opening set before again receiving treatment.
She dominated the second set, allowing the Romanian player to win just six points.