4 months Mattek-Sands rallies to beat Venus Manilatimes |Sports
LOS ANGELES: Bethanie Mattek-Sands, playing her first WTA singles match since the Australian Open, rallied to beat Venus Williams 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-1 Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) in the hardcourt tennis tournament in San Jose, California. Mattek-Sands, 34, notched her first singles match win in more than a year — since a first-round victory at the 2018 French Open. She dropped her serve to open the third set, but won the final six games to set up a second-round clash with Spain’s eighth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro.
“I’m in for another match, so I’m pumped,” said Mattek-Sands, who like ... more