the start of this year's edition was stable for Serena Williams, when she was in the Rod Laver Arena, defeated the 71-ranked German Tatjana Maria in the first round. In the first set, released in Williams not in a single game. In the other played the German a little better, but Williams still got a relatively pleasant set, which she won with 6-2. The match was over in 49 minutes.
" It was great to be out there again. The last time I was here was great, especially in me, " she says after the match.
When Serena Williams the last time, in 2017, played in the Australian Open she was pregnant, but still ended as the victor.
On the question of whether something feels different in this year's accounts Williams is filling in:
" I'm not pregnant this time.
his daughter on 1 september 2017, she has kept a low profile.
I have spent a lot of time with my daughter. It has been what I priority, and I feel that literally all the time I get as I train, and then I go home.
Williams says that she as a working mum have a bad conscience vis-à-vis the daughter.
" I know that it is normal, because this is the year that will never come back. So I try to spend every opportunity I can, when I'm not working with her. For me it is really important, " she says.
But Halep got revenge against the bang-Estonian
In the next round pitted Williams against canadian Eugenie Bouchard, who reached the semifinals of the tournament in 2014.
the chance to further add to their record in this year's edition of the Australian Open.
she Would take home a 24th grand slam singles title in the step she up as rekordinnehavare together with australian Margaret Court. Serena Williams is already the oldest to win the Australian Open on damsingelsidan, but the two year old record would be so clear to smoke with a new title.
Serena Williams ' latest grand slam was the Australian Open, where she defeated her sister Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4. She also has titles in Melbourne from 2015, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005 and 2003.
She lost in the finals of the US Open last year against the japanese Naomi Osaka, and is ranked 16th for this year's Australian Open.
– I drop it a bit, I don't want to rank myself anymore. It gives me negative expectations, because I expect always to reach the sky. And to not get there is not good enough for me. I just feel that it is going in the right direction, so we'll see.
also won his first match. But it was a thriller with the two teams when the 37-ranked Williams met 25-ranked Romanian language Mihaela Buzarnescu.
Williams eventually won the match with 6-7, 7-6, 6-2, and could triumphantly raising his fist in the air.
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