Jelena Jankovic took advantage of a sluggish Venus Williams early in the first set and propelled herself to a 6-4 first set win. Venus Willimas was spraying balls and hitting sloppy errors. Venus found energy by the end of the set, but the wayward shots were still there. In the first set, Williams had 18 unforced errors and 3 double faults.
We’ve got a match.
UPDATE: The sleeping giant is up. Venus Williams just took the second set in less than 30 minutes, 6-1.
UPDATE 2: Venus prevails in tiebreak, 7-6 (4) in the third set.