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After a turbulent first round, Serena Williams quickly managed to send the Japanese Kurumi Nara

Serena Williams ensures a direct victory over Kurumi Nara in 67 minutes to reach the third round of French Open

  • Serena Williams kept it quick and easy to send Japan & # 39; s Kurumi Nara
  • She went through the second round match 6-3, 6-1 in an hour and seven minutes
  • Next for Williams at Roland Garros is Sofia Kenin, 17 years younger in 20
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After a turbulent first round, Serena Williams kept it quick and easy to send Japan & # 39; s Kurumi Nara.

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On a day when her coach admits preparation for the tournament, it was less than ideal given Williams's injury fights. She passed 6-3, 6-1 within an hour and seven minutes.

On Tuesday in her first round, Williams was at sea early against Vitalia Diatchenko and lost the first set 6-2 before he stormed back. She looked much more comfortable here, despite a strong, early resistance from Nara.

After a turbulent first round, Serena Williams quickly managed to send the Japanese Kurumi Nara

After a turbulent first round, Serena Williams quickly managed to send the Japanese Kurumi Nara

World No. 238 Nara & # 39; s opening victory was her first victory here in the main table of a WTA event since September 2017.

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The 27-year-old is only 5 feet on 1 inch, but halfway through the first set she was the best server in the world, with two aces for Williams.

She finished Williams's recordings excellently and only made one casual mistake in the first set. But Williams carried her down with relentless, well-directed power. When she broke to advance 4-3, Nara won only two more games in the match.

Halfway through the first set, Nara was the best server in the world with two aces

Halfway through the first set, Nara was the best server in the world with two aces

Halfway through the first set, Nara was the best server in the world with two aces

Williams pulled out of her two tournaments for Roland Garros with a sustained knee injury and her coach Patrick Mouratoglou admitted the problem was affecting their preparations.

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& # 39; We didn't have as much time as expected to prepare for a Grand Slam & # 39 ;, the Eurosport pundit told the media before the game. & # 39; Given the small amount of time she had, I think she has done an incredible amount and I can see that she can compete at a good level, so I am quite satisfied. Of course it's not perfect. & # 39;

The next for Williams is fellow American Sofia Kenin, 17 years younger at 20. The promising Floridian has already reached number 35 in the world and can uncover any lack of fitness in the Williams game.

After this Williams is with Roland Garros countryman Sofia Kenin, 17 years younger in 20

After this Williams is with Roland Garros countryman Sofia Kenin, 17 years younger in 20

After this Williams is with Roland Garros countryman Sofia Kenin, 17 years younger in 20

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