Serena Williams returns to win




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Serena Williams returned action for first time since pulling of Wimbledon with a straight-sets win over Karolina Pliskova in Stanford, USA. world had retire a doubles match with her sister, Venus, at Wimbledon on 1 July with what proved be a virus. Williams, 32, saw off Karolina Pliskova of Czech 7-5 6-2 at the Of The West Classic on Wednesday. “I’m taking it a match at a time. I’m just worried about doing what I want to do and what I’ve been practising on the court. But I wasn’t feeling any nerves today. I felt good. And I felt fine physically.”,” said the American. Williams had taken some time off after Wimbledon, recuperating with a holiday in Croatia before returning to practice.[eap_ad_2] After losing in the Serena knocked of French and the third round of Wimbledon, she defend her title next month. The 17-time Grand Slam champion play fifth seed Ana Ivanovic or Canadian qualifier Carol Zhao in the Stanford quarter-finals. Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska suffered a surprise 6-3 3-6 6-4 defeat by world 59 Varvara Lepchenko of the USA. In Washington, Britain’s Jocelyn Rae and Anna Smith beat top seeds Cara Black and Sania Mirza 6-4 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Citi . (BBC Sport) [eap_ad_3]