Serena Williams has defeated Varvara Lepchenko of USA in her opening match of the Brisbane International Tennis tournament. Serena won the match in the straight sets by 6-2, 6-1. Serena who is currently at no. 3 in the official rankings of WTA was in destructive mood and she didn’t let Lepchenko settle down at any point of time in the match. She took less than an hour to secure her victory. This was the first match between these two players.
Serena had gone through a toe surgery a few days back and there was a question mark on her fitness. But, the way Serena moved on the court during this match; she proved that she was 100% fit.
Lepchenko had a chance to give Serena the first blow in the opening game of the first set. But, she didn’t manage to take advantage of the two breakpoints that she got. After that, Serena gave her no chance whatsoever. The world no. 3 got two consecutive breakthroughs and won the first four games in a row to take a lead of 4-0.
Lepchenko made a bit of a comeback by breaking Serena’s service in the fifth game and then, holding her service in the sixth game. But, Serena wrapped up the set by winning the next couple of games consecutively.
In the second set, the first two games went with the serve, but, after that, it was all about Serena. She broke Lepchenko’s service thrice and won the last five games in a row to win the match.
Serena banged in five aces and capitalized on six out of the seven breakpoints that she got.
In her next match, Serena will take on the winner of the match between Alize Cornet and a qualifier.