Bastad, July 16: Women’s World No.1 Sere Williams has qualified for the second round of the Swedish Open Bastad defeating Belgium’s Ysaline Boventure here.
Williams defeated Boventure, the No. 215 in the world, 6-2, 6-1 in 53 minutes on Wednesday, reports Efe.
Sere thus won her first match in the Swedish Open, only days after bagging the 2015 Wimbledon on Saturday — her 21st Grand Slam title.
Sere will now play 33-year-old Czech Klara Koukalova. Williams has defeated Koukalova on four previous occasions. IANS