Tennis: Venus advances, Serena set for WTA return at Stanford
Published on Jul 30, 2014 3:58 PM
STANFORD, United States (AFP) - Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the WTA Stanford hardcourt tournament Tuesday by defeating Poland’s Paula Kania 6-3, 6-2.
Williams booked a second-round match against world number 10 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the US Open tuneup event.
Azarenka, the fourth seed, has a first-round bye.
Another highly anticipated second-round matchup at the event will see world number one Serena Williams, a 17-time Slam champion who exited Wimbledon after struggling with a virus in a weak doubles showing with her sister, face 45th-ranked Czech Karolina Pliskova on Wednesday night.
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