Australian Open Finalist Jennifer Brady Vanquishes Venus Williams at Mutua Madrid Open 2021

Published 04/30/2021, 2:03 PM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021 Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first round match against Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake


It is time for the Mutua Madrid Open 2021 and fans already started witnessing some great tennis right from the beginning. In the first round of the tournament, 7-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams was up against the Australian Open 2021 runner-up Jennifer Brady.

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In a one-sided contest, it was Jennifer Brady who managed to hold her nerves tight and thus, performed brilliantly under pressure. She crushed Venus Williams in straight sets and moved ahead into the second round. The final scoreline of the match was 6-2, 6-4.

Set-1: Jennifer Brady stuns Venus Williams

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World No.14 Brady didn’t have an ideal start as Venus broke in the very first game. However, she broke as well and managed to equalize the scoreline at 1-1. The series of breaks continued as both players yet again broke in the subsequent games and the scoreline reached 2-2.

Tennis – Australian Open – Women’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 20, 2021 Jennifer Brady of the U.S. after losing her final match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka REUTERS/Loren Elliott

However, after this, Brady gained some form and momentum and won back-to-back for games. She broke in the 6th and the 8th game and thus sealed the set 6-2.

It was one of the finest performances from Brady as Venus had absolutely no answers to her amazing forehands. She tried hard but stood nowhere against the mighty Brady in those four games.

Set-2: Game, Set, Match for Jennifer Brady

Brady continued from where she left and won the first game while serving first. However, Venus equalized the scoreline in the next game. She gained some momentum after winning and broke in the next game to take the lead at 2-1. At the end of the fourth game, she extended her lead to 3-1.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021, Venus Williams of the U.S. receives medical attention during her second-round match against Italy’s Sara Errani REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Brady took some time and fought back hard. After winning the fifth game, she broke in the sixth game to equalize the scoreline at 3-3. The one who served continued to win after that and soon, the scoreline was 4-4.

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Surprisingly, Brady saved three break-points in the 9th and was now leading 5-4. She was just one game away from reaching the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open 2021.

She didn’t take long, broke in the next game, won the set 6-4, and thus, took the match.

 

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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