PARIS (AP) — Sa ikalawang sunod na Grand Slam tournament, maagang namaalam si Venus Williams.
Nasibak ang American star – sa ika-21 sabak sa Roland Garros – sa unang round laban sa 85th ranked na si Wang Qiang ng China, 6-4, 7-5, nitong Linggo (Lunes sa Manila).
Nasibak din sa unang round ng Australian Open nitong Enero ang 37-anyos na si Williams.
“The girl’s weapon is her forehand, but Venus kept hitting second serves to her forehand. You’ve got to realize what’s going on out there when you’re losing. And you’ve got to change. She didn’t change,” pahayag ni David Witt, coach ni Williams.
“I’m sitting there, going, ‘OK, you can’t keep making that mistake,’ but she does. It’s easier said than done. Somebody watching can see it. Somebody that’s playing sometimes can’t see it, regardless if they’ve played 20 years or more,” aniya.