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Birmingham R1 - (WC) V.Williams def. Sasnovich 6-3 6-4

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Fairly straightforward for Venus by the looks of it... won 73% first serve points and only broken twice.

2nd serve points won at 50% needs to get a bit higher though.

#6 seed Qiang Wang next. Would like Vee's chances here despite losing to her the last time they played (RG 2018) though Wang did take a set off Venus at Wimbledon 2017...
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Re: Birmingham R1 - (WC) V.Williams def. Sasnovich 6-3 6-4

I was just about the make a thread too when I double checked before posting and saw yours.
I only saw the last two games of this match so I can't comment much on it.
But it's great for Venus to get her first win ever in Birmingham.
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Re: Birmingham R1 - (WC) V.Williams def. Sasnovich 6-3 6-4

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Re: Birmingham R1 - (WC) V.Williams def. Sasnovich 6-3 6-4

That looked pretty good, especially the first set, although Venus' serve was not really on song. Second set was a bit more scrappy, though Venus won all the important points to maintain that break's advantage throughout the set.
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Re: Birmingham R1 - (WC) V.Williams def. Sasnovich 6-3 6-4

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Re: Birmingham R1 - (WC) V.Williams def. Sasnovich 6-3 6-4

When asked why she's never played grass warmups:
"Well, Mark.... it rains a lot...."



Anyway, a pretty solid match for Venus, this is only the second match she's won since Miami. Her first win as a 39 year old, too! The second set was a bit loose from both but the first set was very high quality. Both were in the positive, and Venus only hit FOUR unforced errors (I can't remember her ever hitting so few!).

This is also the first match in ages where she hasn't looked severely wounded which is a good sign leading up to Wimbledon. Q Wang in the next round... keep going Vee!
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V Starr!! Love to see her winning.
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Yay venus!
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Re: Birmingham R1 - (WC) V.Williams def. Sasnovich 6-3 6-4

Like someone said above, Venus finally didn't look massively injured out there today. She wasn't in full flight by any means but she popped a few serves 110+ and moved pretty well. Defined seems to be heading in the right direction, please stay healthy and win some matches moving forward

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Re: Birmingham R1 - (WC) V.Williams def. Sasnovich 6-3 6-4

Although her first serve percentage wasn’t at its best it‘s so refreshing to see her hit it with more power again so the injury might have finally gotten better. Fingers crossed she can continue like that. The serves will click sooner or later.

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Great Win for Venus and a good sign for her Wimbledon
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That interview

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Re: Birmingham R1 - (WC) V.Williams def. Sasnovich 6-3 6-4

Just watched highlights. Great serve to close out. Happy to see her get a win and a few points here . The more the better.

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Re: Birmingham R1 - (WC) V.Williams def. Sasnovich 6-3 6-4

Vee I was there for this one today, and while most of my day was boring, she certainly was the highlight.

39 years old and moving like someone so much younger today. She mentioned in the interview that she was having a good day, that her "joints weren't sore", and it showed. She seemed in a great mood after the match and I was fortunate enough to get a pic with her after, she was very polite

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