Defending champion Serena Williams of USA earned a straight sets 6-2 7-5 victory on Tuesday over the Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino and secured her berth in the third-round of the 2013 Madrid Open.
Gunning for her third consecutive title in Madrid, the World No. 1 Serena Williams of USA earned a straight sets 6-2 7-5 victory on Tuesday over the Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino and secured her berth in the third-round of the 2013 Madrid Open. The American is coming off back-to-back titles victories at the Sony Open and the Family Circle Cup prior to this Premier Mandatory Event.
Top-seeded Williams made a perfect start to the match and did not waste much time to win the first set. Well, second-set saw some fine tennis from both the contenders, as Lino fared well in testing rallies, but in the end, Serena got the better of her opponent and earned the victory in straight sets in 1 hour and 25 minutes of play.
Lino played a very disciplined tennis, as she committed only 9 unforced errors as compared to Serena’s 28, but the American made up for that gap by hammering 32 exquisite winners. The Spaniard could only muster 55% points on her serve and had six break-point opportunities – she could convert only two.
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After 33 minutes of play in the first set, Serena Williams clinched it. The defending champion made quick in-roads in the first set, fumbled a bit in between but in the end won it convincingly. Serena converted 3 out of 4 break points with the help of 13 massive winners and earned 63% points on her first serve in the first set. Both contenders exchanged breaks early on in the second-set, but the American got the decisive one in the twelfth game and sailed home in straight sets.