Venus Williams out in first round
Venus Williams out in first round

Venus Williams out in first round

Venus Williams out in first round

Venus Williams another frustratingly early loss at a major tournament. Williams held a 3-0 lead in the third set, before dropping the next five games in a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 defeat against Ekaterina Makarova on Margaret Court Arena, the tournament’s third-largest venue, Monday afternoon, the tournament’s opening day. It was only the second time Williams had lost in the first round of the Australian Open in 14 appearances. The previous first-round loss came in 2006, a stunning loss Tsvetana Pironkova, who was ranked 94th that year with Williams seeded 10th at the tournament.

Credits: NY times