Serena Williams starts 2020 WTA season with win at Auckland Classic

Serena Williams hit eight aces and landed 74% of her first serves, but peaceable needed to war off three destroy aspects

Serena Williams started her fourth decade on the WTA Tour with a straight-living victory over Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi on the Auckland Classic.

The 38-year-venerable American, having fun with for the first time sinceshedding in September’s US Launch final,won 6-3 6-2.

Neatly-liked world no 1 Caroline Wozniackistarted her final seasonwith a 6-1 6-0 preserve over Paige Mary Hourigan.

On the Brisbane World, world number four Naomi Osaka beat Greece’s Maria Sakkari in three objects.

That extended the 22-year-venerable Jap’s winning depart to a 12th match, having now now not lost since her US Launch final-16 defeat by Belinda Bencic.

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