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Venus Williams is out of the Australian Open after the first round

Venus Williams is out of the Australian Open after the first round

Venus Williams tried to rally, winning two games and getting another break-point chance Tuesday after falling a set and 5-0 behind, before her 16th trip to the Australian Open finished in a first-round loss to Johanna Konta.

In the men's draw, No. 2-seeded Andy Murray had little trouble advancing to the second round, beating sometime practice partner Alexander Zverev, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3.

Williams, 35, a seven-time major winner, trudged off the court waving to the crowd on the second day of the tournament after losing, 6-4, 6-2, to Konta, a Sydney-born British player ranked No. 47.

Williams is 0-2 this year after losing in a warmup tournament at Auckland, New Zealand. It was...

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