Venus Williams beaten in the first round of the Washington tournament

Venus Williams, 42 and not now ranked in the WTA, played her first singles match in a year on Monday, in the first round of the Washington tournament, where she had received a wild card. But, opposed to the Canadian Rebecca Marino, 111th player in the world and from the qualifications, the American, seven times titled in Grand Slam, was beaten (4-6, 6-1, 6-4).

Williams led 3-0 then 4-2 in the third and final set. But she then lost her service twice, before being eliminated on a shutout. ” I would have liked to succeed in this match for the public and for the tournament. But it doesn’t always worksaid Venus Williams. I was good in the third set, but I was a little rusty as well. It’s normal. All I can do now is play another tournament and improve. »

The American has planned to line up at the WTA 1000 in Toronto (from next Monday) and Cincinnati (from August 15 to 21).

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