Serena Williams beats blustery conditions to win Wimbledon opener against Axantax Rus
Serena Williams bested the blustery conditions to ease into the second round of Wimbledon.
The 25th-seed, who missed last year’s tournament after taking time out to start a family, was given a test in SW19 against Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus.
Williams even had to fight from a break down in the second round, but she was up to the challenge before closing out a 7-5 6-3 win.
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“She played unbelievably today – that’s the game, you’ve got to be ready for anything,” Williams said.
“I’m happy to get through that, I didn’t play my best but I will get there.”
Williams will face either Tereza Smitkova or Viktoriya Tomova next.
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