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Serena enters second round

Serena enters second round
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Defending champion Serena Williams reached the Wimbledon second round with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic here on Tuesday. The 34-year-old world number one,

London: Defending champion Serena Williams reached the Wimbledon second round with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic here on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old world number one, chasing a seventh Wimbledon title and record-equaling 22nd major, took her Grand Slam career record in first rounds to a formidable 63 wins against just one defeat.

She next faces fellow American Christina McHale, who beat Daniela Hantuchova 7-5, 6-2.

Nick Kyrgios was back in trouble on his return to Wimbledon as the Australian rowed with umpire Mohamed Lahyani and told his entourage to get out during a stormy 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (9/11), 6-1 win over Czech veteran Radek Stepanek on Tuesday.

He will play Dustin Brown, who beat Dusan Lajovic 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and eight minutes on Tuesday.

Two Frenchman also advanced to the second round, as No. 12-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Inigo Cervantes 6-4, 7-6, 6-4, and No 7-seed Richard Gasquet beat Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

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