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Venus Williams advances at Australian Open

Venus Williams at the 2009 Australian OpenSixth seed Venus Williams joined her younger sister Serena in the second round of the Australian Open, beating Germany's world No.100 Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-3.

Williams raced to a 5-0 lead, but Kerber won the next three games and saved a set point. Still, Williams held her serve and won the first set. In the second set, Kerber had two opportunities on serve to take a 4-1 lead, but Williams won all the games to win the match.

Venus Williams is still seeking her first Australian Open title, despite being a five-time Wimbledon and two-time US Open champion.

More notable first-round results we haven't already mentioned:

Home favorite Samantha Stosur won two tiebreaks to defeat Klara Zakopalova, eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced with a 6-2 3-6 6-3 victory over Anastasia Rodionova, Amelie Mauresmo advanced in straight sets, beating Olga Govortsova, while Nicole Vaidisova, unfortunately not surprisingly, lost in the opening round to Severine Bremond,  6-2 6-1. No.22 seed Zheng Jie of China progressed. (source: Reuters, photo: Getty Images)

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2 thoughts on “Venus Williams advances at Australian Open

  1. Kristine

    Congrats to Venus. Great color combo, haha.

    I must say, tho, yellow is the popular choice of color this A.O. Safina, Safin, Wozniacki, Mirza, Shuai Peng, and Tsonga are also wearing yellow. What gives? Many of them are adidas, but couldn't adidas dress up their players just a little bit differently?

    Oh, and a shout out to Bremond. She's another one of my favorite players. U go girl!

  2. Marija

    Kristine, I absolutely love the colors Venus is sporting. So refreshing! But come on, couldn't she have come up with some new dress design? Such a disappointment. Still, Venus' yellow is the best of those you've mentioned.

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