Good start of the tournament in Tokyo as all top players managed to get to the next round.
The Serbian beauty had an easy one against world no.53 Annika Beck to win 6-1 6-1 in just 50 minutes. Ana played a rather good tennis to blast 6 aces (no double faults) and to win 51 points vs. Beck’s 23. Match stats.
A vintage performance for the former world no.1 that conceded only 4 games to Mona Barthel. Venus will clash against the seed no.1 Victoria Azarenka in the 2nd round. Head to head is 2-0 for Venus, but that was 3 years ago.