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Three-time defending champion Serena Williams launched her quest for a historic title by overwhelming 86th-ranked Russian Vitalia Diatchenko and advancing to the second round of the US Open. The world number one was a 6-0, 2-0 winner after only 30 minutes at Arthur Ashe Stadium when Diatchenko retired with a left foot injury, advancing Williams into a second-round match against Dutch qualifier Kiki Bertens. "If I can just stay relaxed and stay in the points and stay calm and happy out there, I have to look at it as I have nothing to lose," Williams said.
That New Zealand have been the team to beat ahead of every World Cup has long been accepted by the rest of the international rugby union community. Fortunately for fans of other teams, history is against New Zealand. No side have ever won successive World Cups, while the All Blacks have yet to lift the Webb Ellis trophy on foreign soil -- with both their 1987 and 2011 triumphs being sealed with wins over France in finals at Auckland's Eden Park.
Trains packed with migrants arrived in Austria's capital where 20,000 people turned out to show their support for the new arrivals, as Europe struggled to cope with the biggest movement of people since World War II. Police looked on as hundreds of migrants -- many of them without visas -- pulled into Vienna's Westbahnhof station late in the evening before boarding trains to the Austrian city of Salzburg or on to Munich in southern Germany. Authorities in Budapest have allowed the migrants, who had been stuck for days in makeshift refugee camps at the city's stations, to board trains for their ultimate destinations in northern Europe.