Topic: Kirsten Flipkens
US Open: Venus and Serena Williams were at the top of their games on Day 1 of the US Open. Venus Williams, now ranked 60th, beat 12th-seeded Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-2 Monday. Serena Williams crushed 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone.
US Open: Venus Williams walked into the US Open ranked 60th and having only won three matches in the past five Grand Slams. Today, the Olympian and champion was back.
Marion Bartoli of France takes on Sabine Lisicki of Germany in Saturday's final. It will be the second at Wimbledon in the 45-year Open era between two women who have never won a Grand Slam title. Marion Bartoli reached the final once before in 2007.
The former US Open ladies champion lost in straight sets Wednesday in her final tournament as a pro. Clijsters is still alive in the doubles draw.