Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams fell short in a first-round battle with Bethanie Mattek-Sands at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose. Mattek-Sands won six consecutive games with a final score of 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-1. “I’m sad I couldn’t’ do it for the fans today,” said Williams after being asked about her San Jose fans. Mattek-Sands will advance to face Carla Suarez Navarro in the second round for a chance to compete in the quarterfinals.
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