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Williams sisters keep Gibson's flame burning

By unknown | Aug 29, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Sisters Serena and Venus Williams both enjoyed straight sets wins in the opening round of the US Open.

Sisters Serena and Venus Williams both enjoyed straight sets wins in the opening round of the US Open.

The pair played in the night session after Althea Gibson had been honoured 50 years on from her achievement of becoming the first African-American to win the tournament.

Venus was on court straight after the ceremony which honoured many other African-American pioneers and was capped by a performance from singer Aretha Franklin.

The 27-year-old needed just 54 minutes to see off the challenge of Hungarian Kira Nagy, 6-2 6-1.

She broke serve in the opening game of the match and also set a new US Open record for the fastest women's serve with a 206kmh effort.

"It [the ceremony] was definitely a tough act to follow in a way," Venus said.

"Just watching the whole hour of entertainment, the whole story, I got to be part of the story too. It was really moving.

"I have all the opportunities today because of people like Althea."

On her record serve, she added: "I was so excited because I wasn't even trying."

Serena found life a little tougher in her opening round clash with Angelique Kerber of Germany, eventually triumphing 6-3 7-5.

The 1999 champion hit 26 unforced errors and was broken in her opening service game as she looked rusty following a spell out of action with a thumb injury.

Eventually the eighth seed saw off her 19-year-old opponent when she served out for the match at the second attempt.

"I wasn't playing my best at all," she said afterwards.

"I made so many errors out there. It was frustrating, but I kept going."

Next up for the eight-time grand slam champion is the unseeded Maria Elena Camerin of Italy. - Skysports


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