Serena Williams has lost in the second round in Toronto in her first defeat since announcing her imminent retirement from tennis. Three-time champion Williams saved two break points in the opening set before going on to be broken twice in the first set. The American’s serve was stronger in the second set, before she double-faulted to give Bencic the break at 3-3 and the Swiss pushed ahead for the win. It was the Olympic champion’s second triumph over Williams at the tournament, following a semi-final victory on the same court when she was a teenager in 2015. It comes after Williams said in a first-person piece for Vogue that she has decided to end her career.
Source: The Herald August 11, 2022 01:56 UTC