Serena Williams began the French Open on a winning note after recording victory over compatriot Kristie Ahn.
The 39-year-old is still in the hunt for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title after a couple of near-misses in recent years.
Williams was recently eliminated from the US Open after suffering a disappointing loss to Victoria Azarenka in the semi-finals.
However, she put up an impressive performance at Roland Garros to defeat fellow American Ahn.
Serena Williams began her drive for an elusive 24th Grand Slam title on Monday with a 7-6 (2), 6-0 first-round victory over Kristie Ahn at the French Open https://t.co/Okr0ecHvF3 pic.twitter.com/xRcfjkzkqe
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Despite starting on a slow note, she up her game during the encounter and coasted to a 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 win in Paris.
Should she ultimately win the tournament, there are a series of records that she will break in the process.
First, she will equal Australian Margaret Court’s long-standing record of 24 Grand Slam title wins.
Also, the American superstar will become only the fourth mother ever to win a Grand Slam in the history of the sport.
Williams is, however, set to face Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round of the 2020 French Open.