A milestone return for Venus Williams

Updated: January 14, 2013, 11:05 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford

MELBOURNE -- What was once routine eluded Venus Williams for the better part of two seasons, and so a first-round Grand Slam win like the one she checked off Monday is no longer to be taken for granted.

Her brisk 6-1, 6-0 dispatching of Russian-born Kazakhstan passport holder Galina Voskoboeva in an hour flat was the kind of result Williams would have expected of herself before the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome changed everything for her. The handful of break points she ...

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