Thursday, January 19, 2012
Serena Williams reaches 500 wins
A sprained ankle suffered untimely Brisbane put the participation of Serena Williams in the Australia Open in doubt. The least of the Williams sisters, champion in these parts on five occasions (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010), won his sixteenth consecutive victory in Melbourne in 2010 did not take part to be injured, to break the second round Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strykova by an aggregate score of 6-0 and 6-4 after one hour and eight minutes in a clash played at the Rod Laver Arena.
Serena started the game making a 'donut' in the first round. It was a seen and unseen just 22 minutes in which the U.S. just gave up nine points to his rival, gripped in the line and blew erratically when the arm for a walk. A break in the fourth game of the second act was the final blow to a party that had less pace than history. Serena was able to close to 5-1, but dropped off the throttle and finally put to rest the pin in the tenth game. "I love playing the Grand Slam and I love the competition. More than anything, I do not like to lose. That kind of tournaments gives me very hungry and work harder to get the results I want," warned Serena, now intersect with Hungary's Greta Arn , who beat Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova by a score of 6-2, 3-6 and 10-8 in a clash played at the track 6. Serena and Arn, two veterans of 30 and 32 years respectively, have never met.
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