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Venus Williams - Wang Qiang
French Open women - 28 May 2017

French Open – Follow the Tennis match between Venus Williams and Qiang Wang live with Eurosport. The match starts at 10:00 on 28 May 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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18:32

WILLIAMS BEATS WANG 6-4 7-6.

  • First set deficit? No problem.
  • Second set deficit? No problem
  • Tie-break deficit? No problem.

Venus Williams is an absolute warrior! Just lumped £2 on her to win the French Open. You heard it here first...

18:22

WILLIAMS 6-4 6-6 WANG.

Venus displays her awesome defensive skills to get into deuce, but Wang clings on to reach the tie-break. However, the highlight is a rogue pigeon trying to win a point.

18:10

BREAK BACK! WILLIAMS 6-4 5-5 WANG.

Venus goes after Wang’s serve… and brings up two break points. Can she take them? She can, and at the first attempt too! We’re level.

18:08 

WILLIAMS 6-4 4-5 WANG.

Errors creeping in on both sides.

17:54

BREAK! WILLIAMS 6-4 2-4 WANG.

Right then. This is the point Venus turned it around last time. The grunt-o-meter is reading about 70 decibels at the moment – it’s getting louder by the point…

17:48

BREAK! WILLIAMS 6-4 1-2 WANG.

The first set is repeating itself as Wang races into an early lead.

17:31

VENUS TAKES FIRST SET 6-4!

That’s why she’s my tip for French Open glory! The American reels off four games in a row to turn a perilous position into a one-set advantage. The 2002 finalist is on-song.

17:12

BREAK! WILLIAMS 2-3 WANG.

Just as I was typing the words “Venus Williams is an outsider for French Open glory”, Wang makes the first breakthrough. Oops.

17:02 

WILLIAMS 2-1 WANG.

On serve in the first set.

16:49

Our weather forecast rates it cloudy, despite it being 31 degrees Celsius. Anyway, Venus Williams is about to begin her French Open quest against Qiang Wang...