The 23-time Grand Slam champion advanced in straight sets at the Yarra Valley Classic on Monday.
Serena Williams said because of Covid-19 delays of the Australian Open she was able to fully recover from an achilles heel injury.
She beat Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-4 at the Yarra Valley Classic. Williams said: “It was great for me because I needed the time, because I couldn’t practice because of my achilles.
Australian tennis pro Gavrilova is a former top-20 player ranked outside 400 due to injury problems. She pushed Williams in the second set. “It was a good match for me,” said the fifth seed. “It wasn’t easy at all. It was lots of rallies and lots of movement, and she’s from here, so she obviously always plays hard. So, it was really good, and it felt good to clinch that in the end.”
4 tournaments, 2 countries and 1 baby on the go. That can trigger my migraine attacks, so I carry @UBRELVY for anytime, anywhere.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) October 29, 2020
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