Venus Williams surged into the Roland-Garros third round with clinical 6-3, 6-1 win over world No.90 Kurumi Nara.
The 2002 finalist, playing in an open-era record 20th appearance at the French Open, struck 30 winners en route to victory.
“It's always a joy when you can control the match. The first set she played well, just amazing defense and offense,” said Williams, who claimed a 250th Grand Slam main draw win. “Today's match was definitely less errors than the first match, that is something to build on. It was a little bit tricky there, but I still controlled the match. That always feels good.”
The American began the match with a rocket return, before sauntering into the net to pick off the volley. That set the tone for a sparkling performance.