Viktória Kužmová - Venus Williams
US Open women - 28 August 2017
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KUZMOVA 3-6 6-3 2-6 WILLIAMS: Game, set and match. The old master has beaten the young pretender, who wilts under the pressure and fires a wild forehand long. It has been quite a debut in a Grand Slam for the young Slovakian, who gave Williams a real scare. But it is the 37-year-old pirouetting to the Arthur Ashe crowd as she progresses here yet again.
KUZMOVA 3-6 6-3 2-5 WILLIAMS: Two-time champ Venus Williams is a game away from a hard-fought win after teenager Kuzmova ends another tight game by netting with a backhand. This has been far closer than most predicted but Williams is poised to reach the second round for the 20th time. Kuzmova serving to stay in it...
KUZMOVA 3-6 6-3 0-3 WILLIAMS: A quick break for Venus Williams at the start of the decider and normality appeared to have been restored on Ashe. But wait! Here we go again as Kuzmova quickly earns a break-back point. Williams shows her class, however, holding with some sumptuous hitting. The crowd, which includes Mike Tyson, roars her on.
KUZMOVA 3-6 6-3 WILLIAMS: Wowowow. Kuzmova, playing in her first Grand Slam main draw, is taking one of the greats the distance after clinching the second set with a superb service game. The 19-send-old sets up break point with a stunning second serve and finishes it by sending Williams wide before whipping a forehand winner across the court. She looks like a experienced pro out there.
KUZMOVA 3-6 3-3 WILLIAMS: Three games in a row for the youngster was followed by a rapid love-hold from Williams to square the set. You get the feeling that Williams could still go up a gear or two if she needed to here, but Kuzmova hanging in there.
KUZMOVA 3-6 2-2 WILLIAMS: A sloppy game from Venus Williams and Kuzmova has a first break, the American finding the net with a backhand at 15-40. Williams has never lost in the first round in 19 visits here. I wouldn't bet on that today but we're level in the second.
KUZMOVA 3-6 0-2 WILLIAMS: The teenager shows a sense of humour, allowing herself a chuckle after meeting a Williams lob with a comical air-shot. We've all done it... Williams' defence to force Kuzmova into playing the shot was stunning, by the way.
KUZMOVA 3-6 WILLIAMS: No shortage of fight from the Slovakian, who sends a big forehand past the veteran in the final game. But Williams wraps up the set with a thumping down-the-line forehand of her own. She has respected her young opponent but it's one-way traffic on Arthur Ashe so far.
KUZMOVA 2-5 WILLIAMS: 37-year-old Venus Williams has raced into a lead against 19-year-old Viktória Kužmová, junior finalist here last year. It's a huge step up for the Slovakian who is struggling to deal with the two-time champ.