Tennis: Serena Williams' foe needs a hug in lopsided match
NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams was so dominant in the first round of the US Open, her opponent really needed a hug.
So midway through the second set of defending champion Williams' 6-0, 6-1 victory on Monday night, Francesca Schiavone wandered behind the baseline, found a ball boy and enveloped him in a full-fledged embrace.
It was that kind of evening for Schiavone, an often-demonstrative player who is certainly no pushover: She won the 2010 French Open, and was the runner-up at that Grand Slam tournament a year later.
She's been ranked as high as No. 4 but is 54th this week.