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Venus Williams opens Rogers Cup with blowout win over Barbora Strycova

Venus Williams opens Rogers Cup with blowout win over Barbora Strycova


Venus Williams opened play in the Rogers Cup on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-0 triumph over Barbora Strycova.

Playing her last occasion before the Rio Olympics, the 36-year-old Williams completed off the overmatched Czech player in 58 minutes.

Williams was coming a misfortune to Britain’s Johanna Konta on Sunday in the last of the Bank of the West Classic in California.

“It was unquestionably more clear than some of our different matches,” Williams said. “I’m forever discontent with my matches. Indeed, even a simple scoreline is never enough. In any case, it’s about making sense of how to win as opposed to playing great.”

The seven-time Grand Slam champion, seeded 6th, surrendered 10 focuses in the 24-minute second set.

The main hiccup for Williams was the seventh session of the principal set. Up 4-2, she had her serve broken.

“I simply expected to stay centered,” said Williams. “A 4-4 is unquestionably unique in relation to a 5-3. However, it wasn’t as a matter of course a defining moment, in light of the fact that there are matches where I’ve been down and returned, and the other way around, so you understand that the match isn’t over until it’s over.”

Williams will confront Madison Keys in the third round. Keys beat kindred American Madison Brengle 6-4, 6-3.

Konta additionally propelled, besting Vania King of the United States 7-5, 6-1.

During the evening, second-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Fourth-seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland topped Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-1, 7-5; seventh-seeded Roberta Vinci topped kindred Italian Camila Giorgi 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; and Slovakia’s Kristina Kucova beat eighth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Main residence most loved Eugenie Bouchard beat a higher-positioned adversary for the second in a row day, topping eleventh seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-0.

On Tuesday, Bouchard beat Lucie Safarova. Bouchard will confront qualifier Kucova in the third round.

Montreal’s Francoise Abanda tumbled out, falling 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina.