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Tennis Wimbledon 2 Up- Wins for Serena Williams, Nadal, Murray and Tsonga

06-23-2010 11:22 BJT

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Day two of the Wimbledon Championships and defending champion Serena Williams enjoyed the gentlest of workouts in her first-round match, securing a comfortable straight-sets victory over Portugal's Michelle Larcher de Brito.

Also through in straight sets was Rafael Nadal, playing his first match at Wimbledon since claiming the title in 2008. The world number one despatched Japanese wild card Kei Nishikori 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.

Andy Murray, seeded four, and tenth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are also safely through to round two, but in a shock result French Open finalist Samantha Stosur was ousted by Estonian qualifier Kaia Kanepi.

Defending champion and top seed Serena Williams opened her Wimbledon campaign on Tuesday (22nd June) with a match against Portugal's Michelle Larcher de Brito, ranked 148 in the world.

And the difference in class was quickly apparent, as Williams showed her 17-year-old opponent how grass-court tennis should be played. After just 22 minutes an ace secured Williams the first set by six games to love.

Despite a stronger performance from Larcher de Brito in the second set, the end result was never in doubt.

With Williams in typically unforgiving form, winning every single point behind her first service, her 15th ace sent her comfortably through to meet Russian Anna Chakvetadze in round two.

Day two of the Wimbledon Championships and defending champion Serena Williams enjoyed the gentlest of workouts in her first-round match, securing a comfortable straight-sets victory over Portugal's Michelle Larcher de Brito.
Day two of the Wimbledon Championships and defending champion Serena Williams 
enjoyed the gentlest of workouts in her first-round match, securing a 
comfortable straight-sets victory over Portugal's Michelle Larcher de Brito.

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