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.
First Published: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 14:30