Tuesday, 27 August 2019 18:35

Serena Williams made the perfect start to the US Open by thrashing her long-time rival Maria Sharapova.

She,won 6-1 6-1 in a first-round meeting which ended up lasting just 59 minutes.

Eighth seed Williams, is bidding for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title and a first since returning from giving birth two years ago, She broke Sharapova's serve five times as she eased into a second-round meeting with fellow American Catherine McNally.

Courtesy of US Open and You Tube.