Serena Williams gets easy win over Bonaventure in Swedish Open
BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams sailed through her opening match at the Swedish Open with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure in the first round on Wednesday.
Four days after winning her sixth Wimbledon title, Williams ousted Bonaventure from the clay-court tournament in 53 minutes despite a first-serve percentage of 64.
Williams, the 2013 Bastad champion, next faces Czech player Klara Koukalova, who beat the American on clay six years ago.
Seventh-seeded Johanna Larsson of Sweden advanced to the second round after beating Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-3 and will play Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany.