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2010 U.S. Open First Round Result: Venus Williams Swats Away Roberta Vinci

Venus Williams didn't look like she had much rust to shake off in Monday's opening-day action at the U.S. Open. Despite being absent from action since Wimbledon due to a knee injury, Williams defeated Roberta Vinci of Italy in short order, 6-4, 6-1.  She did make sort of a funny landing at one point where her knee appeared to go a little sideways, but she brushed it off in postgame interviews.

And because it's Venus, let's get a fashion update: This year's first-round outfit consisted of a short black dress with spaghetti straps and pleather-y looking pleats; classy, but somewhat at odds with her white shoes.

Williams advances to face Canada's Rebecca Marino.

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