Serena Williams: "Windy conditions" dictated game

Serena Williams
© PA Photos
Serena Williams concedes that the "windy conditions" made her US Open match against Coco Vandeweghe difficult.

Serena Williams has admitted that the "windy conditions" had a major influence on her first match of the US Open against Coco Vandeweghe last night.

Williams took just 55 minutes to defeat her fellow American 7-5 6-3 in New York.

However, the 14-time Grand Slam champion has admitted that the adverse weather made the match harder than it looks on paper.

"It was blowing a lot at the Olympics. I think this may have been more than the Olympics," she told reporters.

"I usually gauge the wind by my hair. If it's really going forward I'm thinking it's really windy. The match was so weird, the conditions were so tough. I couldn't really play my game. She couldn't really play her game."

Williams has won the singles title three times at Flushing Meadows.

Serena Williams
Read Next:
Result: Serena storms past Vandeweghe
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060