Serena overcomes shaky start as Roland Garros tournament begins

Serena Williams made a slow but successful start to her latest pursuit of a 24th Grand Slam title with a 7-6 (7/2), 6-0 win over Kristie Ahn in the French Open first round.

World number 102 Ahn served for the opening set at 5-4 but Williams forced a tie-break she dominated before charging through the second set to book a clash with Tsvetana Pironkova for a spot in the last 32.

 

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