Venus Williams opens with a win at the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open

Venus Williams opens with a win at the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open

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(WC) Venus Williams marked her return to WTA tennis with a 121 MPH serve and a straight sets win over Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0, 6-3 in just over an hour.  Venus last played Kimiko Date-Krumm in the 2011 Wimbledon Round of 64 and pulled out a tough three sets win 6-7(6) 6-3 8-6.  Venus’ next opponent at the 2012 Sony Ericsson open will be world #3 Petra Kvitova.  Venus and Kvitova last met in 2008 Memphis R32 with Kvitova (ranked #143 at the time) winning 2-6 6-4 6-3.