Serena Williams had no trouble with Coco Vandeweghe on Tuesday in the opening round of the U.S. Open, winning in convincing straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.
Going back to before the match, Williams gave Vandeweghe credit for having a better serve. Who knows if Williams was being serious or facetious. What was clear was the three-time U.S. Open champion's play was superior Tuesday.
Williams converted six of seven break points and, like Vandeweghe, had two aces in the match. This was only the first round, but, if Williams goes on to win this tournament it will not only be her fourth U.S. Open but she will have won Wimbledon, Olympic gold and the U.S. Open all in the same year.
Considering the kind of year she had to get to this point, that would be doubly impressive.
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