ENGLAND: Serena Williams laboured blustery conditions to reach the Wimbledon second round with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus.
Playing her first match at Wimbledon as a mother, amid blustery conditions on Court One.
Williams earned a 7-5, 6-3 win over 105th-ranked Arantxa Rus that fell into the category of matches a player is glad to get through, parse out a few lessons and then shelve deep into the memory bank.
After winning the first set when Rus sent a forehand long, she had to fight back from a break down in the second.
Williams faces Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova next.
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