Serena wins her opening match despite a fall

Updated: January 14, 2013, 10:26 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams overcame a right ankle injury to win her first match at the Australian Open, routing Edina Gallovits-Hall 6-0, 6-0 on Tuesday.

With the match 19 minutes old and Williams leading 4-0, the 15-time major winner fell to the court awkwardly, clutching her right ankle. She was helped to her court-side chair and her ankle was heavily taped by a WTA trainer.

The third-seeded Williams, attempting to win her third consecutive major title, returned to ...

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