WTA Tour

Venus edges Keys in Zhuhai opener

2015-11-03 12:55
Venus Williams (AFP)

Hong Kong - Top seed Venus Williams opened the inaugural WTA Elite Trophy in southern China with a tight three-sets win over fellow American Madison Keys on Tuesday.

The seven-time Grand Slam-winner came from a set down to win 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 as she seeks to end her season with a 48th career title.

The Elite Trophy, which follows last week's WTA Finals for the top eight women, is a new event featuring the players ranked nine-20 and held at a purpose-built facility in Zhuhai, which borders gambling haven Macau.

The initial draw selected four pots of three players also including Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic who will compete for the $2.5 million purse.

Williams, aged 35 and ranked 11th in the world, is enjoying an Indian summer in her career exemplified by her victory at last month's Wuhan Open.

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