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Venus celebrates 20 years at US Open

Venus celebrates 20 years at US Open

"You don't want to just give away a match because you just couldn't find a way to go to bed", she said.

With the American men experiencing their longest U.S. Open title drought in the Open era, Venus Williams led the American charge into round two on Monday with a 6-3 3-6 6-2 win over Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia.

The 30-year-old Russian made a tearful return at the U.S. Open by defeating the No. 2 seed, Romania's Simona Halep, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, in a gripping first-night match.

There, Williams used well-placed serves and her trademark power to close out the set 6-3, blasting a forehand victor past her young opponent to clinch the opening set.

Williams has won two of her seven major titles at Flushing Meadows, in 2000 and 2001.

The Year's fourth and final Grand Slam Tennis tournament, the US Open, has begun at Flushing Meadows in NY.

You can live stream matches on Watch ESPN.

The third-seeded Spaniard looked efficient in the tournament's first match on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court, firing 16 winners, twice as many as her opponent, in the 6-0 6-3 victory.

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Not that it was foremost on her mind. But things happen. That's why we play the match, because you have to win the match.

"I don't take anything for granted", said Konta, who was a semi-finalist at Wimbledon just last month.

'I definitely wasn't expecting or planning on dropping sets today.

Rafael Nadal is top seed in Men's singles section and Karolina Pliskova is the top seed in Women's Singles event.

"We always coach each other, pretty much", Williams said.

The absence of many big names, including Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka, has left the draw wide open this year, however, and Isner and Sam Querrey both impressed on day one.

The men's seeded losers included No. 21 David Ferrer, who was the runner-up at the 2013 French Open, No. 25 Karen Khachanov and No. 32 Robin Hasse.

Julia Goerges, the 30th seed beat fellow German Annika Beck 6-1 6-0 but 24th seed Kiki Bertens was a casualty, losing 6-3 6-4 to Maria Sakkari of Greece.


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