TORONTO (AP) After waiting out a lengthy rain delay, Germany's Sabine Lisicki defeated Venus Williams 6-0, 6-3 Monday night in their first-round match at the Rogers Cup.
Rain washed out most of the matches scheduled in the women's half of the draw, and Williams and Lisicki didn't take the court until after 10 p.m.
When they did, the 14th-seeded Williams wasn't sharp, giving away more than a half-dozen points on double faults.
Lisicki was strong in her service game and rarely made the kind of mistakes that cost Williams.
Fans who waited out the rain tried to encourage Williams during her struggles.