AO-full games highlights and recap: American Venus Williams, the No. 13 seed, got off to a slow begin, however advanced with a 7-6 (5), 7-5 finish over [Ukraine] Kateryna Kozlova 1st round Australian Open 2017 .
Kozlova took a 4-2 lead within the 1st set, however Williams battled back to force a overtime. Williams control a triple point at 6-3 within the breaker, however created 2 errors before finishing off the primary set with AN ace.
The 36-year-old Williams avoided a overtime within the second set, breaking Kozlova at love within the twelfth game, finishing the match with a forehand winner.
Back-to-back initial-round exits at the season’s first major wasn’t however Williams planned to mark her 73rd slam tournament.