Ostapenko hits a shot against Lepchenko, who rallied to stun the Latvian champion.
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Qualifier Varvara Lepchenko shocked the reigning Roland Garros champion while 37-year-old Venus Williams got off to another shaky start in the opening round at the WTA hard-court tournament in Toronto Monday.Ninth-seeded Williams also needed three sets and close to two hours to eliminate qualifier Irina-Camelia Begu 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 .American veteran Lepchenko, 31 years old and ranked 68th in the world, trailed 6-1, 3-0 before turning things around against the 12th-ranked Latvian, who had followed up her French Open triumph by reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.Williams won the one hour, 56 minute match despite hitting no aces and making 10 double faults compared to her opponent's four aces and six double faults. But Williams won 68 percent of her first-serve points and was able to break Begu's serve five times.
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