Venus wins, Konta crashes at US Open

Venus wins, Konta crashes at US Open

"It's massive. When I was flying in, we flew right over it", Williams said.

Other matches involving seeded players to finish quickly during Monday's opening session included 18th seed Caroline Garcia of France defeating Czech Tereza Martincova 6-0 6-1 and 31st seed Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia defeating Italian Camila Giorgi 6-3 6-4.

Asked what her career timetable might be, the oldest woman in the US Open said, "I don't know".

There, Williams used well-placed serves and her trademark power to close out the set 6-3, blasting a forehand victor past her young opponent to clinch the opening set.

Williams, who won her 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, announced in April she was pregnant and would miss the rest of the year.

That's why between hitting the gym and the tennis court, Venus Williams gets ready for the U.S. Open by getting massages, sleeping in, and upping her food intake. But things happen. That's why we play the match, because you have to win the match. She added that while she rarely takes days off, "there is something to be said for letting the body recover, and especially letting the mind recover, and a lot of times you come back stronger".


"I just want to win, and if you win you get the ranking".

Before the American's match was over, that number of ranking contenders was reduced to seven, because the No. 7-seeded Konta was bounced by 78th-ranked Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. I take it quite seriously.

'I definitely wasn't expecting or planning on dropping sets today.

Germany's Angelique Kerber is the reigning champion, but last year's runner-up and current women's world No 1 Karolina Pliskova is looking to claim her first Grand Slam title.

Among the notable players who will be seen in action tonight are: Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams in women's section and Marin Cilic and John Isner in the men's section.

The 2017 U.S. Open will be broadcast daily on ESPN. On the women's side, there as No. 21 Ana Konjuh, No. 24 Kiki Bertens and No. 32 Lauren Davis.

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