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Even before easy win, good day for Serena Williams in Paris

Even before easy win, good day for Serena Williams in Paris

Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match Tuesday, things were shaping up rather well for her at the French Open. 

Williams' bid for her 22nd Grand Slam title, which would equal Steffi Graf's Open-era record, began with a nothing-to-see-here 6-2, 6-0 victory over 77th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in all of 42 minutes. 

Not that she wished it had been more of a workout. 

“It was a little short for me, but I think in my career, if I don't have it by now, I need to look into something different. So I'm OK — I'm OK with that,” said the top-seeded...

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