Wimbledon: Serena Williams Advances to Round 2

Updated: 25 June 2014 00:18 IST

Top-seed Serena Williams registered an easy 6-1, 6-2 win over fellow American Anna Tatishvili to begin her Wimbledon 2014 campaign.

Wimbledon: Serena Williams Advances to Round 2
Serena Williams in action during Wimbledon 2014 © AP

Top seed Serena Williams took the express route into the Wimbledon second round with a 6-1, 6-2 thrashing of fellow American Anna Tatishvili on Tuesday.

Williams, bidding for a sixth Wimbledon singles crown, was playing for the first time since her embarrassing French Open second round exit against Garbine Muguruza and the world number one needed only 61 minutes on Centre Court to erase the bitter taste of that defeat.

Blitzing the Georgian-born world number 113 with 31 winners and 16 aces, Serena, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, raced through to a meeting with American Christina McHale or South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers for a place in the last 32.

The 32-year-old, who has now lost only one of her 56 first round Grand Slam matches, would become the second oldest woman to win Wimbledon if she lifts the Venus Rosewater dish this year, behind only Martina Navratilova, who clinched the title in 1990 aged 33.

Williams, who last won Wimbledon in 2012, looks in the mood to do exactly that on the evidence of a dominant display inspired by a desire to avoid repeats of those frustrating early exits from this year's Grand Slams in Australia and Paris.



Topics : Serena Williams Wimbledon 2014 Tennis
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