Serena Williams wins first single

Serena Williams wins first single in more than a year at the Canadian

Serena Williams won her first singles competition in 430 days on Monday. as she defeated Spain’s Nuria Párrizas Díaz 6-4 6-3 at the Canadian Open in Toronto.

Williams, who won the final single at the 2021 French Open, had to fight hard to beat Parrizas Diaz in nearly two hours.(Serena Williams wins first single) Although the straight scoreline might suggest anything.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion left her only serve in the tournament. but can keep seven break points That includes four points as she is 3-4 behind in the second set to chase down 57th-placed Párrizas Díaz in the world.

It means Williams will face either Belinda Bencic or Tereza Martincova in the second round on Wednesday.

Played her first single match of a year at Wimbledon in June, the 40-year-old Defeated Harmony Tan . of France In an entertaining encounter and later hinted she could play at home at the US Open, which started on August 29.

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Asked on Monday what drove her to play at the end of her career. Williams said: “I guess there’s only light at the end of the tunnel … lately, that’s for me. I can’t wait to reach that light.”

“I like to play. It’s amazing, but you know, I can’t do this forever,” she added. “Sometimes you just want to do your best to enjoy the moment. and do it as best as you can.”

In a match against Párrizas Díaz, Williams showed signs of her trademark golf ball striking. When she hit 32 winners, seven of them were aces.

follow OptaShe is the fourth woman since 2000 to win the WTA Tour after 40, alongside Martina Navratilova, Kimiko Date Krumm and Williams’ sister Venus. Serena Williams wins first single

Venus, 42, also played in Toronto on Monday but lost 6-2 6-3 to Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann.

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