WTA Tour

Williams cruises through in Hong Kong

2016-10-10 14:00
Serena Williams (Getty Images)
Cape Town - American second seed Venus Williams cruised into the second round of the Hong Kong Open on Monday.

Williams looked too good for Japan's Risa Ozaki, winning 6-4, 6-1 in an hour and 15 minutes to set-up a second round meeting with unseeded Alize Cornet of France after she got past Varvara Lepchenko of the US 6-3, 6-2.

In the opening set, Williams and Ozaki dropped their serves immediately and then again in the fifth and sixth games to be all square at 3-3, where Williams saved two break points to hold her own serve.

Things progressed and in the ninth game, Ozaki was broken again to hand Williams the set convincingly 6-4.

Thereafter it was all Williams, who claimed her opponent's serve in the second and sixth games to serve out the match 6-1.

In other first round action, Australian eighth seed Daria Gavrilova hammered Zhu Lin of China 6-0, 6-2 while Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic crushed Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand 6-1, 6-0.

Louisa Chirico of the US beat Lee Ya-Hsuan of Taiwan 6-2, 6-1.

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