WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Serena Williams survived a difficult outing by beating Dutch player Arantxa Rus 7-6 (6), 3-6, 7-6 (0) at the ATP/WTA Western & Southern Open in New York on Monday.
Williams, who wasn't on top form, dropped four games in a row in the second set. The 38-year-old American finally ran away with it, ending the 2-hour, 48-minute match thanks in part to 14 aces.
"I did hit a wall today in the second set. I think physically, I'm fit. Tennis is mental. You know, it's all mental," Williams said. Enditem