2012 Wimbledon singles champion and defending Bank of the West Classic champion Serena Williams finally took to the court Wednesday after a first-round bye at 2012 Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, CA.
Stanford's very own Nicole Gibbs got the honor of facing Serena fresh off of her victory at the All England Club. Unfortunately for the junior she was handled with ease in straight sets by the tune of 6-2. 6-1.
Gibbs was just two years old when Williams, a 14-time major champion, turned professional in 1995. Not exactly a fair fight. Nevertheless, Gibbs was the NCAA singles and doubles champion this spring, and is fresh off a victory at a $50,000 ITF event in Denver herself.
In other matches today Germany's Yanina Wickmaker fought back to take out Great Britain's Heather Watson 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 while South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers took out Portugal's Michelle Larcher de Brito in straight sets with a 6-3, 6-4 win.
New york native Coco Vandeweghe takes on Serbia's Jelena Jankovic in the final match of Day 3 at 5:00 p.m. PT.
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