Serena Williams gave herself a present on her daughter’s third birthday.

On the day her daughter Olympia turned 3, Williams beat fellow American Kristie Ahn, 7-5, 6-3, in the first round of the fan-less U.S. Open. It was her 102nd win at the U.S. Open, surpassing Chrissie Evert as the most all-time among men and women. It was Serena’s first U.S. Open win with no fans in attendance.

“It’s quiet, but it’s such a big stadium and there’s the screams and it’s the atmosphere and it’s a Grand Slam. So I’m still as passionate and intense out there,” she in her on-court interview

She improved to 74-1 in first-round matches at majors, and 20-0 at the Open.

After playing five three-set matches in the tennis restart, Serena won for the first time in straight sets. “Yeah, it’s been years, since the ‘90s since I won a match in straight sets, she said with a laugh. “It felt really. I was just like, ‘Serena, be Serena and close it out’ and I know I can do that so it felt really good.”

She took the first step toward a potential seventh U.S. Open title and 24th career Grand Slam singles title, which would tie her with Margaret Court for first all-time.

“One of these days it going to end, and I just love being out here,” Williams said.

Williams, one of nine mothers in the draw, has yet to win a Grand Slam title since giving birth. She is 0-4 in major finals, including losing back-to-back U.S. Open finals. Williams has reached the semifinals or better in her last 10 U.S. Open appearances.

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