At the age of 36, Venus Williams is the oldest tennis player competing in the 2017 Australian Open. Despite her age, the seven time major champion was able to defeat Kateryna Kozlova 7-6 (8), 7-5 during a second match on Monday.
“It’s never easy playing the first round — you’re just trying to find the rhythm,” Williams said. “She played amazing. It’s very satisfying to get through a match against an opponent who is on fire.”