[Yahoo] Venus advances at Advanta Championships (AP)

Rusty Backhand
11-03-2004, 02:46 AM
Fifth-seeded Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the Advanta Tennis Championships, beating local favorite Lisa Raymond 6-2, 6-1 Tuesday night. Williams, who lost to Raymond in the third round of the Australian Open earlier this year, allowed just two points in the first set and raced to a 3-0 lead.