Age is only a number to Serena and Venus as Williams sisters make dream start to Australian Open

Age is only a number to Serena and Venus as Williams sisters make dream start to Australian Open

The Williams sisters moved back the years on Monday as both raged to straight-set triumphs in the Australian Open initially round.

Serena, 39, whipped Laura Siegemund 6-1 6-1 not long after her more established sister Venus, 40, fueled past Kirsten Flipkens 7-5 6-2.

It was an assertion win for Serena who is offering for a record-approaching 24th vocation fantastic pummel title.

Following quite a while of dramatization and mishaps, the Australian Open commences

Following quite a while of dramatization and mishaps, the Australian Open commences

In truth, Serena seldom has issues with first-round matches at excellent hammers. She’s lost only one of 77 in her long vocation and seldom looked disturbed against Siegemund in spite of coming into the competition nursing a shoulder injury.

Serena hit 16 champs and four experts to forget about Siegemund quickly and set up a gathering with Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic in the second round.

“This was a decent beginning. Certainly vintage ‘Rena,'” said Serena, who is a seven-time Australian Open hero, in her on-court meet after her triumph.

“It’s unquestionably acceptable. I believe I’m very acceptable at taking on a steady speed in a terrific hammer.”

“I was glad just to traverse it. Didn’t know how my serve would be after a tad of that shoulder, yet it’s feeling better, I’m feeling better.”

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Venus on structure

It was additionally a decent day for Venus, who made a solid beginning to the competition instantly before Serena took to the court.

The 40-year-old Venus came from a separate in the originally set to beat Belgium’s Flipkens in a ground-breaking show of coarseness and assurance.

Venus, who has defeated a large group of wounds and unexpected problems in her profession, is playing in her 88th thousand pummel primary attract Melbourne.

“I’m attempting to improve each day,” said Venus, who will confront Italy’s Sara Errani in the following round.

“I believe that regardless of what befalls you throughout everyday life, you generally hold your head up high, you give a hundred million percent. That is my specialty each and every day. That is something that I can be pleased with.”


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Age is only a number

The Williams sisters’ successes came only hours before 43-year-old Tom Brady got his seventh Super Bowl title demonstrating once more that in game, as throughout everyday life, age is only a number.

As she satisfied her media prerequisites in the wake of dominating her game, Serena had one eye on what was happening back home in the US.

“My solitary word is it’s unfathomable. You can’t say it was the framework he was at once. It’s unquestionably Tom Brady, he’s Tom Brady. He’s astonishing,” she said later, having immediately found the news back in the storage space.

Somewhere else in Melbourne, Naomi Osaka floated into the second round after a 6-1 6-2 triumph against Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The US Open hero will confront Caroline Garcia in the following round.

Ruling victor Novak Djokovic started the guard of his title in style, beating France’s Jeremy Chardy in straight sets 6-3 6-1 6-2.

The 17-time amazing hammer victor was agreeable all through and has his eyes set on a record-expanding 10th Australian Open title.

“There is a continuous relationship with me and this court. I needed to get going admirably,” Djokovic told columnists after the match.

In the interim, Nick Kyrgios traveled through his first-round match with a 6-4 6-4 6-4 triumph over Frederico Ferreira Silva.

The Australian hasn’t played an amazing hammer coordinate in longer than a year, selecting not to go to the US Open in the midst of the pandemic, and conceded being anxious when leaving court.

“I was exceptionally blessed that Covid didn’t influence me or my family. I utilized it as a gigantic reset and I’m only happy to be back around here,” he told journalists.