On November 1, 1995, Venus Williams won the first match of her career against a top 20 opponent. She defeated Amy Frazier in the Auckland Championships. Who could have expected that after 28 years, the Americans would still be able to achieve similar results? She has not had much luck in WTA tournaments in recent months.
At the start of the competition in Cincinnati, aimed at preparing Williams for her (possibly last) appearance at the US Open, the fate of the American was tied to Veronica Kudermitua, the world’s 16th tennis player. For a while, the Russian proved to be a favorite for a reason. Then a real miracle happened.
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Kudermietowa was already leading 4: 1 in the first set, and then … she did not win a single match and lost the set 4: 6. Such a course of events is extremely rare in tennis. The Russians’ absolute domination of the field ended abruptly, and yet they were advancing with great confidence and thanks to a break that could reach two periods.
Looks like she learned her lesson in the second group. She was leading 5: 2, again with the advantage of two breaks, but … again, she suddenly scored an unexpected slip. Until the end of the match, she did not win a single match, sensationally crashing out of the tournament in Cincinnati. Venus Williams dismissed the player, who was born when the American was already successful in women’s tennis.
In the next round, Venus Williams will play Kenwyn Cheng or Alexandra Sasnwich. It is this confrontation that will decide a potential challenger for Iga Świątek in the third round of the tournament. Therefore, a hit is possible in which Williams, who is 22 years older, will play the leader of the ranking.
source:Onet Sports Review
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