Said Venus: "She's going to call me 'favorite aunt'".
Serena has won the French Open three times, in 2002 (Venus was her opponent in the final), 2013 and 2015.
Serena cheered on Venus from the players' box on Court Philippe Chatrier, and there was plenty for the Williams family to celebrate as the 10th seed eased to a 6-3 6-1 win over Kurumi Nara.
It is the second consecutive year in which Kerber has lost in the opening round at Roland Garros, having also lost at this stage last year to Kiki Bertens, who went on to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final. I got home at 1 a.m., it was hard to sleep.
"Super tough, definitely", the 40th-ranked Croatian said.
Still mourning the recent death of his father, a tennis coach who helped Johnson learn the game back home in California, the 25th-seeded American didn't allow the jumble of feelings show outwardly.
"I didn't tell a lot of people, to be quite honest, and I'd been saving it", she added. "That just wraps it up", said Venus who has never got beyond the quarterfinal in Paris since her runner-up spot 15 years ago. "It's a great opportunity for me to grow together with him and to experience, you know, whatever is ahead of us". "So I think that she's just excited about everything coming up in her life, on and off the court, (and) excited about returning here hopefully next year". "I have this thing where I've been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I'm getting".
Frenchwoman Oceane Dodin won her opener against Italy's Camila Giorgi 6-2 6-3, Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine beat compatriot Kateryna Kozlova 6-4 6-0, Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus overcame Swiss Viktorija Golubic 4-6 7-5 6-3 and Latvian Jelena Ostapenko beat American Louisa Chirico 4-6 6-3 6-2.
Roberta Vinci, the 31st seed, could not find a way to end her four-year first-round losing streak at Roland Garros.
Serena Williams' baby is due in the fall.
She missed the Australian Open in January as a result and was initially expected to miss up to six months.
AMD officials also showed off the company's upcoming Ryzen-based mobile chip in what looked like a reference convertible laptop. Last were the announcements of Ryzen CPUs and RX 500 GPUs being integrated into the mobile platform of laptops and notebooks.
Hamilton's tactical choice allowed him to switch to the softs on lap 36 with Vettel putting on mediums a lap later. I want to take the positives from this weekend, we will keep working hard and chipping away".
India stated that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he was involved in business activities after retiring from the Indian Navy. Some Pakistanis have now begun to ask questions about why Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav was denied consular access.
Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova is safely through to the second round after a straight sets victory over Zheng Saisai of China. The 53rd-ranked Kontaveit was a 73rd-ranked qualifier when she surprised Muguruza, 2-6 7-6 (1) 6-1 , in Stuttgart last month.
It has the potential to be epic, even if Vegas has the Warriors installed as the heaviest Finals favourite of the modern era. Had he been given the chance, West said he would have taken the best player available, which is always his strategy.
The first came when Alfred N'Diaye was caught in possession and Christian Eriksen's pass found Kane 20 yards out on his left foot. Ever since his victor against Manchester United , Harry Kane has had an eye on the Premier League golden boot .
On that fateful day in 2014, the officers responded to a call about Rice playing with a pellet gun near a recreation center. Along with the suspension, Garmback will be required to attend additional tactical training.
KEITH: Trump said he would call people who commit these kinds of acts monsters, but they might like that, so. Writers on the other side of the spectrum saw Trump's visit to the Kotel as a statement of what will happen.
Merkel has been subtly distancing herself from Trump for months. "The West is getting a little smaller". Gabriel went a step further than Merkel Monday, speaking of the USA fading "as an important nation".
Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017 ....it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers. His first tweet of the day was an innocuous celebration of Greg Gianforte's victory in Montana's special congressional election.
Scott Disick was spotted getting close with Bella Thorne as they relaxed by the pool in Cannes . Bella pretty much shot down any rumors about Scott and herself in some fiery tweets .
June PlayStation Plus Free Games Lineup Revealed
Fans of Sony's gaming platforms will be surprised to know that the company has officially halted production of the PS3 in Japan. There have been some suggestions that PlayStation Plus could include PlayStation VR games at some stage in the future.
Moscow thunderstorms leave 7 dead and 69 injured
The winds also disrupted the train services around the region and dozens of flights from Moscow's airports were delayed. More than a dozen people were killed as high winds and rain ripped through the Russian capital on Monday.
Sachin Tendulkar wants Aamir Khan to act in his biopic
Talking about the same, he said, "I am really happy that 'Dangal' is getting appreciated in China and all over the world ". On the other side, Baahubali 2 has collected Rs 1530 Cr till now but it remains the highest grosser in Indian Market.
Barrick Gold Corp (ABX) Rating Reiterated by Scotiabank
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Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo
His Maryland lawyers are appealing in both state and federal court on the same grounds, and a hearing is set for next month. As they traveled, Muhammad and Malvo carried out a series of murders across the country, beginning in Washington state.
Sevilla tells Argentina it must pay to take Sampaoli
But after being linked with the Argentina post, it appears to have been a position the Santa Fe born coach could not turn down. The Argentine Football Association made no secret of targeting Sampaoli for the role after sacking Edgardo Bauza in April.
Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics
James was asked how he has been able to respond to adversity with success in the past. "We can't go back to Boston tied 2-2". They saddled LeBron James with four fouls before halftime and got their lead up to 16 points.
Europa League victory lifted Manchester, says Ferguson
Bosz described it as a "boring game" because " Man United only played long balls and didn't take any risks in the build up". Victory means the team who finished sixth in England's Premier League will play Uefa Champions League football next season.
Palestinians hold general strike ahead of Trump's arrival
The most high-profile moment of Trump's stay in Jerusalem was his visit to the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism. A spokesman for the Israel Airport Authority said he was not aware of any other direct flights from Saudi Arabia to Israel.