30 Aug '11, 4am

Tennis: Venus reaches US Open 2nd round

Tennis: Venus reaches US Open 2nd round

NEW YORK: Two-time champion Venus Williams, playing her first match in two months, reached the second round of the US Open tennis championships on Monday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Russian Vesna Dolonts. Williams, winner of back-to-back titles at Flushing Meadows in 2000 and 2001, is unseeded this year thanks to the slide in her world ranking to 36. The American is without a title in 2011 -- in fact she's playing just her fourth tournament. Williams retired after one game of her third-round match at the Australian Open in January with an abdominal injury. She didn't play again until Eastbourne in June, then had been idle since a fourth-round exit at Wimbledon. Since then she had withdrawn from tournaments at Toronto and Cincinnati with a viral illness that she said sapped her energy. "It's always nerve-wracking to play the first match after a layoff in a major," Williams...

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