Venus Williams Beats Mattek-Sands at U.S. Open to Reach Round 2

Two-time champion Venus Williams beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3, 6-1 at the U.S. Open to advance to the second round.

Williams, the 2000 and 2001 winner who is unseeded this year, lost the first two games against Mattek-Sands at the National Tennis Center in New York. She dropped just two games the rest of the way.

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