French Open: China’s Wang beats Venus Williams in first round

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French Open: China’s Wang beats Venus Williams in first round

Paris: China's Wang Qiang avenged her two previous losses to Venus Williams by beating the American veteran 6-4, 7-5 in the women's first round of the French Open on Sunday. Wang lost both matches to the 37-year-old American at Grand Slam tournaments last year, the French Open and Wimbledon respectively, reports Xinhua news agency. Wang, who made it to the main draw at Roland Garros for the fourth time, finished her first break after both players had several deuces in the 12-minute first game, before Williams made a timely response in the following game.