When you’re sailing along with the winds of success, you’ll often find opportunities to have fun. Specifically, when you’ve successfully ousted one of the seeded players, you are free to do so. Daria Gavrilova engaged in light humor with Serena Williams after she won her French Open 2020 tie against Dayana Yastremska.
The 20-year-old Ukrainian lost her way against Daria in the opening round of the Roland Garros. The weather in Paris is different this time. Owing to the delay because of the COVID-19 situation, players miss the hot and humid Paris afternoon as the weather is on the colder side. Occasional rainfall and winds are causing the temperature to linger low.
Playing in these conditions, the players are forced to wear covered outfits. Daria went into the match wearing an all-black attire.
23 time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams also played her first match at the French open 2020. Similar to the outfit of Daria, Serena was wearing an all-black outfit. The Australian, therefore, lost no time in throwing a bit of humor owing to the similarity in the two dresses.
“Serena copied my outfit,” the tweet read.
Williams had an adventurous start to her French Open 2020 campaign today. Up against compatriot Kristie Ahn, she struggled in the first set. At one point, it seemed like Ahn was going to pocket the first set owing to a few service breaks. However, Serena Williams held on to her fight to go all the way to the tiebreaker and clinch the first set.
The second set saw Serena in her usual form. In the first half, Kristie had ample opportunities to take the set. In the second set, Serena completely dominated the show. Ramming in lethal services and returns, she clinched the second set without letting her opponent claim a game. Proceeding to the second round, she will face Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.
Daria Gavrilova had a great match as well. Unlike Serena, she showed complete domination in both the sets. Sweeping away Yastremska in straight sets, she set up her second-round clash with Canadian Eugenie Bouchard.