Ben Rothenberg @BenRothenberg
On forehand down the line, Venus Williams wins 6-4, 6-3 over Iveta Benesova. Wasn't always easy or pretty, but ended convincingly.
Early on, Iveta Benesova's strategy seems to be hitting the ball high and soft. Not working. Venus teeing off for forehand winners.
But then Benesova gets a few longer rallies going and breaks Venus to open the match. So who knows.
Iveta Benesova's drop shot has worked every time. Making Venus run all over the court.