New York: Venus Williams has a chance to avenge her ouster from the London Olympics at the US Open, but sixth seed Angelique Kerber hopes to send the seven-time Grand Slam champion packing in the second round.
Williams and Kerber advanced with ease in opening matches Tuesday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts, setting up a rematch of their third-round match earlier this month at the Olympics when Kerber won 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/5).
"For sure it's not an easy second round," Kerber said. "Actually I'm the favorite but for me she is the favorite. I will go out there with nothing to lose. I will just try to play my best. I will enjoy it for sure."