Serena Williams Routs Chanelle Scheepers to Make Wimbledon Third Round

Updated: 26 June 2014 20:05 IST

Chasing her 18th Grand Slam title, top-seeded American Serena Williams overwhelmed the 94th-ranked South African, Chanelle Scheepers in the opening match on Court 1 at the All England Club.

Serena Williams Routs Chanelle Scheepers to Make Wimbledon Third Round
Serena Williams served eight aces and had 26 winners. © AP

London:

Five-time champion Serena Williams wasted no time in reaching the third round at Wimbledon, routing Chanelle Scheepers 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday in just 49 minutes.

Chasing her 18th Grand Slam title, the top-seeded American overwhelmed the 94th-ranked South African in the opening match on Court 1 at the All England Club.

Williams served eight aces and had 26 winners.

The 30-year-old Scheepers, who had never won a match at Wimbledon until this week, had only five winners to go with 13 unforced errors.

Williams, coming off a second-round loss at the French Open, is playing in her 15th Wimbledon and 56th Grand Slam tournament.

Topics : Serena Williams Wimbledon 2014 Tennis
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