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.