Serena Williams Showing Strength As She Advances To Second Round Of Toronto

Serena Williams
Serena Williams

Since she hadn’t triumphed in so long, Serena Williams claimed she couldn’t even recall the sensation.

At the women’s National Bank Open on Monday, Serena Williams defeated Nuria Parrizas-Diaz 6-3, 6-4 to earn her first victory since the 2021 French Open.

Serena Williams, arguably the greatest woman tennis player in the world, said that she was happy to get that win. She said she was very happy as she was back in court after a long time and almost forgot how it felt.

The 40-year-old Serena, who returned to action at Wimbledon in London just over one month ago, is playing in just her second event of the year. At the All England Club, the 23-time Grand Slam victor was defeated by Harmony Tan in the opening round in three sets.

Serena Williams Advances To The Second Round Of Toronto In Straight Sets: 

Her most recent appearance was in the 2021 Wimbledon competition, where she withdrew amid her opening match owing to a hamstring strain she sustained after tripping on the grass.

The 12th-ranked Belinda Bencic or Tereza Martincova will be Williams’ next opponent as she approaches her 41st birthday at the end of September.

In her last outing at the hardcourt event in 2019, Williams reached the final and lost to Bianca Andreescu before withdrawing due to injury. Williams had won this tournament three times.

Williams, though, hasn’t played much lately and is aware that she needs more court time.

Williams got off to a terrific start, winning the first two games quite easily.

Parrizas-Diaz leveled the score at 2-2, but Williams, despite his troubles at times, was unable to establish enough of a steady flow to gain the upper hand. Williams discovered her rhythm, combining a firm touch with her typical power, and she consistently put Parrizas-shots Diaz’s beyond her reach.