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In the 100 In her career Australian Open game, Serena Williams only needed 56 minutes to send Laura Siegemund and reach the second round. Big sister Venus Williams also won directly against Kirsten Flipkens

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If Serena Williams hopes to hit her record breaking 24th this month To win Grand Slam titles, she couldn’t have asked for a better start to her campaign

The seven-time Australian Open champion drove 6: 1, 6: 1 past Laura Siegemund from Germany in the Rod Laver Arena and scored her opening victory in Melbourne.The American superstar improved her almost flawless record in first round matches at Grand Slam events to an astonishing 76: 1

Former world No. 1, which was ranked 10th this year, is contesting a milestone in the 20th Australian Open Her 56-minute win over Siegemund was her 100 Career match at this event (now with a win-loss record of 88-12 at the tournament) Williams has played and won more games than any other woman in tournament history

Siegemund broke Williams in the first game of the clash, but the American demanded immediate and long-lasting revenge and won 10 games on the run from there to open a 6-1, 4-0 lead

Williams ended the encounter with 16 winners, four times as many as their opponent Williams converted six of their nine breakpoints against the quarter-finalist Siegemund by Roland Garros from 2020

Williams will meet Nina Stojanovic in the second round after the Serb defeated the Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu 6: 3, 6: 4. It will be the first meeting between Williams and Stojanovic in 99th place

Williams’ big sister Venus also scored a direct win early on Monday, displacing Kirsten Flipkens from Belgium 7: 5, 6: 2 in the Margaret Court Arena

Venus Williams and Flipkens had split their last four games in a competitive rivalry, but this time the American legend won in 92 minutes to beat the former top 20 player

Venus Williams celebrates her win against Kirsten Flipkens in the first round of the Australian Open 2021

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“Winning is always fun,” Williams said after her victory. “Never easy. It’s definitely tricky. We have had some great battles in the past too”

Both players launched an aggressive serve in the tense first set, but Williams ultimately stormed back after a breakdown 4-3 to kick off the two-time Australian Open finalist had far fewer problems in the second set than they did against the former top 5 player Sara Errani went into the second round

“I try to get better every day,” Williams said, “I think no matter what happens to you in life, you always keep your head up, you give a hundred million percent I do it every day I can be proud of that”

Today she also extended one of Venus Williams’ milestones as she is now at 88 She has played the main Grand Slam draw of her career. She leads the Open Era (since 1968) in these statistics and has a healthy lead over the woman in second place – her sister Serena

“We’ve met partners in the first two weeks, two and a half weeks since we were here in Australia,” said Serena, discussing her big sister. “It was so good to train with her. It was so good every day

“It’s also very inspiring because it still pushes me to a level no one can, so it was incredibly helpful”

Venus agreed and said that Serena “is the best player to beat”You definitely don’t want to miss it because it’s your sister, so you want to give her a good exercise, too, its intensity just increasing your level

“For me it was pretty easy because I prepared a lot of games,” said Hsieh. “I have a switch, I have online games, I brought three books so I was busy and I have some time Spent making more posts on social media to have fun with my fans “

The plan seems to have paid off for the Chinese Taipei player when she defeated Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 7-5, 6-2 in the first round on Monday in a clash between clever players

With her 76-minute win over Pironkova, Hsieh is preparing for the 2019 US Open champion and No. 1 to 8 seeds Bianca Andreescu

Hsieh is also looking forward to the doubles, where she and her regular partner Barbora Strycova are No. 1 sind1 Samen They will play their first joint event since Roland Garros at the end of last year

“It’s very exciting to play with someone you know and you win a couple of tournaments and you do very well,” Hsieh said. “So it’s going to be pretty fun and I’m just trying to enjoy the doubles that Doubles, it’s a different game than singles, you can do some fun things! “

Monday was a mixed day for the Nr17-32 seeds No19 seeds Marketa Vondrousova had to go two hours and 22 minutes against Rebecca Peterson before she prevailed with 2-6, 7-5, 7-5

No27 Seed Ons Jabeur, who became the first Arab woman to reach a Grand Slam quarter-finals at the Australian Open last year, had also reached her limits.The Tunisian finally defeated the former top 10 player Andrea Petkovic 6: 3 , 3: 6, 6: 4 in two hours

But Anastasia Potapova upset No.Alison Riske (6: 2, 6: 1) and the former finalist of Roland Garros, Sara Errani, overtook No. 2430 seeds Wang Qiang, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

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