Serena Williams dropped just two games in her opening round against Germany’s Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open.
The victory marked the start of Williams’ latest bid for a record-tying 24th major title, and as she left the court, she flexed her biceps.
Serena wins it in style 👑
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) February 8, 2021
Williams, who is seeded No. 10, lost her serve in the match’s first game, but she immediately broke Siegemund in return en route to winning 10 straight games.
Williams was simply too good for Siegemund, cruising into the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-1 win in 56 minutes.
Williams is aiming to join Margaret Court on a record 24 grand slam singles titles and she had no problems against the German in Melbourne.
“This is a good start, definitely vintage Serena,” Serena said post-match.
“It’s definitely good, I think I’m good at pacing myself at a Grand Slam. This is amazing.
Last year was very crazy for the world and to be able to do what I love and come out and compete and play a grand slam after the last 12 months makes me appreciate the moment even more.”