Bulgarian Pironkova Kicks Venus Williams Out of Australian Open
Williams, seeded 10th, fell 2-6, 6-0, 9- 7 to Pironkova, appearing in her first Grand Slam tennis tournament and ranked 94th.
The 25-year-old Williams, playing her first match since September, hadn't lost in the first round of a Grand Slam since the 2001 French Open. Pironkova has won USD 69,095 in career prize money to Williams's USD16 M, Bloomberg reported.
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