Serena Williams admits first-round nerves at French Open

Serena Williams admits that she was feeling nervous during her first-round win over Alize Lim at the French Open.

World number one Serena Williams has admitted that she was feeling nervous during her first-round victory against Alize Lim at the French Open.

The defending champion sealed her progress at Roland Garros on Sunday with a convincing 6-2 6-1 triumph over the French world number 138.

However, Williams insists that she was far from complacent during the encounter.

"The game were actually pretty close. A lot went to 30-all. It was interesting," the American told reporters. "I was a little nervous as I always am in my first round. It's always hard for me to shake those nerves and go from there."

Williams will now face Spaniard Garbine Muguruza for a place in the third round of the tournament.

Serena Williams in action against Jelena Jankovic during their WTA Championships match on October 26, 2013
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