Doha Opener: Serena wins, Venus disappoints

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Serena and Venus Williams
Doha, Oct 28: While the second-seeded Serena Williams opened with a victory in the Sony Ericsson Championships, her sister, the seventh-seeded Venus disappointed in the Doha opener.

Serena William started off her campaign with a bang overthrowing third-seeded French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6 (8-6), 7-5.

However, reigning Championships titlist, Venus fell to fifth-seeded Olympic gold medalist Elena Dementieva 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 on opening day.

In another round-robin affair on the opening day of the season-ending 4.55 million dollar championship, sixth-seeded Victoria Azarenka defeated eighth-seeded former world No 1 Jelena Jankovic 6-2, 6-3.

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