Moscow, January 2 – American tennis player Venus Williams defeated her compatriot Cathy Wolents in the first round match of the tournament in Auckland, Australia, whose prize money exceeded $ 259,000.
Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)
January 02, 2023 • Starting at 10:25
The meeting ended with the victory of 42-year-old Williams with a score of 7: 6 (7: 4), 6: 2. She participated in the tournament, having received a wild card, and Volynets went to the playoffs.
For Williams, this victory was the first since June 29, 2021, when she defeated Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu in the first round of Wimbledon.
Venus Williams is the older sister of 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams. She has won tournaments in this category seven times, and at the moment she is ranked 1003rd in the world ranking.
In the second round, Williams will face China’s Zhou Lin.
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