Serena Williams defeated Laura Siegemund 6-1, 6-1 and Venus Williams beat Kirsten Flipkens 7-5, 6-2 at Grand Slam at the beginning of the year, on February 8.
Serena Williams It only took 56 minutes to defeat Laura Siegemund in the opening match. In 100 games at the Australian Open, Serena won 88 and lost 12. Owner 23 Grand Slam wins more than any other female tennis player at the tournament. The performance of the Williams sisters in the Grand Slam first round is almost perfect, with 76 wins and only one defeat.
Siegemund was not an easy opponent to play. The German tennis player attacked the ball well, but before the power of her seniors, she could not promote her strong points. After winning the first game of Williams, Siegemund lost 10 games and was led 1-6, 0-4. Serena closed the match with a 6-1, 6-1 victory. The 39-year-old successfully capitalized on six of nine break-points, having 16 winner points, four times more than his quarter-finalist Roland Garros last year. Next round, Serena will meet the world number 99 Nina Stojanovic.
Serena’s older sister, Venus Williams, also won the ticket when he won against Kirsten Flipkens 7-5, 6-2. Venus lost the first delivery game and lost 3-4 in the first set, but returned in time and defeated her opponents who were in the top 20 in the world. In the second round, Venus will meet Sara Errani. Former world number five, world number 30, Wang Qiang 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, despite losing 1-4 in the final set.
Young talents in women’s singles also hit their hands firmly in the first round. Against tough rival Anatasia Pavlyuchenkova – who reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open at three of the last four years, Naomi Osaka Still going after 68 minutes, with a 6-1, 6-2 win. In this match, Osaka lost only 13 points when holding the serve and had 18 winner. Next round, she will meet former world number four Caroline Garcia, who defeated Polona Hercog 7-6, 6-3.
Champion Roland Garros 2020 Iga Swiatek also easily won Arantxa Rus 6-1, 6-3 in the first round. The Polish teen had never been past the Australian Open fourth round, but this year she was seen as a candidate for the championship. Swiatek’s next challenge was Camilla Giorgi, who beat her two years ago with a score of 6-2, 6-0.
The biggest surprise on the opening day was the failure of the former champions, Angelique Kerber. The German player lost all nine games in the first match against Bernada Pera. Despite equalizing 4-4 in the second set, Kerber kept his racket in front of the world’s No. 66 opponent with a score of 0-6, 4-6.