Venus Williams will be the next opponent of Chanelle Scheepers in Charleston tournament. The American recovered from a big loss of power in the second set to validate a laborious qualification at the expense of Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (world 56th) in three sets after 2 hours 18 minutes of play.
After winning the first set 6/3, seeded No. 11 made a huge slump in the next round and gets a slap, 0/6. She starts this slump and takes the service of the Czech for the second time in the match, 4-3.
The former World No. 1 confirms the break but negotiates poorly 4 match points and Barbora recovered with 5 games everywhere. The elder of the Williams sisters breaks her opponent again to win in three sets 6/3, 0/6, 7/5.