Chinadaily / Wang Qiang of China returns a shot during the women’s singles first round match against Venus Williams of the United States at the French Open Tennis Tournament 2018 in Paris, France, May 27, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua] PARIS – China’s Wang Qiang revenged her two previous losses to Venus Williams by beating the American veteran 6-4, 7-5 in women’s first round of 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.

Wang, who made into 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 timely response in the following game.

Both sides shared the first eight games of the opening set, before Wang grabbed the chance of wrapping up the set on Williams’ forehand flaw.

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