Serena advances as Venus bows out of Madrid Open

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Madrid: Former World No.1 Serena Williams defeated Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the seond round of Madrid Open on Monday.

One the other hand her older sister, Venus Williams, lost to Angelique Kerber of Germany 4-6, 1-6 to bow out of the tournament after given a wildcard entry.

"I`m feeling good but I wasn`t thrilled. This is my first tournament in Europe so hopefully I will just keep my good form and just keep going," she Serena was quoted as saying by a news agency.

Serena will next face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.

Defending champion Petra Kvitova also made it to the second round beating Marina Erakovic 6-2, 6-3.