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Sport Australian Open 2020: Serena Williams powers through for first-round victory

08:20  20 january  2020
08:20  20 january  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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  Australian Open 2020: Serena Williams powers through for first-round victory © Provided by Sporting News MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams produced a brilliant display to power past Anastasia Potapova in the Australian Open first round on Monday (Sunday in the United States).

The American star started her campaign in Melbourne in style, needing just 58 minutes to cruise past Potapova 6-0, 6-3.

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Williams was in dominant form from the outset at Rod Laver Arena as she opened her bid to tie Margaret Court's record of 24 major titles.

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Not since the 2004 Australian Open , when Federer won his second Grand Slam title, have the two While Nadal has his first chance to equal Federer, Serena Williams will have an eighth chance here But if he can break through for his first Grand Slam title this year, it would qualify as a new look for a

The 2020 Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament that is taking place at Melbourne Park, from 20 January to 2 February 2020 .

The 38-year-old Williams is now 19-0 in Australian Open first-round matches. She will face Tamara Zidansek or Han Na-lae in Round 2.

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Williams was flawless in the first set, hitting 10 winners and taking the opener in just 19 minutes. Potapova improved in the second set and even broke for a 2-1 lead before Williams responded.

Williams grabbed a decisive break in the eighth game when Potapova sent a forehand into the net, and then completed her victory soon after.

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