Serena Williams began her pursuit of a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a dominant 7-5 6-3 win over fellow American Kristie Ahn.
She looked nervous in the early parts, double faulting twice to hand her opponent the first game before going 2-0 down.
Williams fought back, winning three straight games before breaking Ahn’s serve to close out the first set.
“I was really happy with how I fought for every point,” she said.
“No matter how I was playing, I just had to get my Serena focus back so that was what I was working on today.”