Venus cruises past Benesova
There had been victories for the two Williams sisters at the Family members Circle Cup as Venus cruised into the 2nd round in Charleston.
Venus, who spent seven months out ahead of returning at the Sony Ericsson Open final week, cruised previous Iveta Benesova 6-four six-three as she lost serve only the moment in the match.
“My serve felt wonderful,” Williams informed the WTA internet site. “I was still adjusting to the surface. Every single clay court plays in a different way, the stadium can play various from the grandstand, I hadn’t played on stadium nevertheless, and you don’t really slide a great deal on that court anyway, so I was just obtaining the really feel of the footing. But it was a excellent commence.”
However, Venus will now face a difficult check in the second round exactly where seventh seed Jelena Jankovic awaits.
Sister Serena was currently in second-round action nowadays, and made light work of Russian Elena Vesnina as she won 6-3 six-four.
Also in the second round, 2nd seed Samantha Stosur saw off wild-card Jamie Hampton 6- 7-five although Russian Vera Zvonareva had an even simpler time in seeing off Kateryna Bondarenko 6-1 6-1.
Eighth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova had to come from behind to beat Eleni Daniilidou 3-six 6-4 6-four but there was no way back for number 10 Anabel Medina Garrigues, who exited with a 7-five six-three loss to Anastasia Rodionova.
The remaining very first round matches saw number 12 Yanina Wickmayer, 13th seed Nadia Petrova, and number 17 Marina Erakovic, advance along with Varvara Lepchenko, Anna Tatishvili, Jill Craybas, Anna Tatishvili and Yaroslava Shvedova.