Venus Williams wins first singles match since 2021

Venus Williams wins first singles match since 2021
Venus Williams wins first singles match since 2021

CNN

Venus Williams won her first tour-level singles match in a year and a half on Monday, beating fellow American Katie Volynets 7-6(4) 6-2 in the first round of the ASB Classic in Auckland, New -Zealand.

Williams, 42, who won the ASB Classic in 2015 and earned a wild card for this year’s tournament, came back from a breakdown in the first set against Volynets to set up a meeting with China’s Lin Zhu in the next round.

In a tight first set, Volynets served to take an early lead in the match at 5-4, but Williams fought back by breaking his opponent at love before taking the tie-break.

She then took a 5-0 lead in the second set and finished the match three games later – her first singles victory since losing Romania’s Mihaela Buzărnescu at Wimbledon in 2021.

“This is one of my favorite places to come, I was so excited I made it here…I’m happy to get a win today against a great opponent,” said Williams, a former n No. 1 in the world and seven times in Grand Slams. champion, said during her on-court interview.

Last month it was announced that Williams, who made his professional debut in 1994, had received a wild card for the main draw at the upcoming Australian Open, which begins on January 16.

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