Serena Williams wins Madrid opener in straight sets
The world no.1 defeats Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 7-6 (5), 6-1. Video highlights
Slow starting Serena Williams in Madrid shows her resolve as she was battiling with the world no.89 in the opening set to win at the tie break. The American went on to find her best tennis in the second set to win 6-1.
As the many other players Serena was quite please with the quality of the courts to comment “I think these clay courts are really good. I think they’re a little bit faster than the ones I was practicing on in Paris. For me, that’s always a good sign.”
Serena will play Domingez Lino in the next round. Head to head is 2-0 for Serena.