Serena Hits The Second Round On Wimbledon Return

06 July 2018, 10:21 | Kristine Mills

Serena Williams' daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian sits on Wimbledon's Centre Court during a visit with her mother Credit @olympiaohanian Instagra​m

Serena Williams' daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian sits on Wimbledon's Centre Court during a visit with her mother

While there was nothing to suggest Williams had, like certain other champions, abused the TUE system to gain an advantage, the acerbic attitude she displayed to a reasonable question was unsettling, particularly as the only other time she'd been asked it, during a French TV interview in 2016, she walked out.

Williams served first against the Netherlands' Arantxa Rus, notching the opening round match of the women's singles 7-5, 6-3 with a backhand drive. At the time I wasn't happy, but looking back, I'm glad I had that win.

She was asked about the issue because of a recent report by Deadspin that said Williams had been checked five times in 2018 by June, more than other US women and men in the sport.

"I was like 'I haven't seen Olympia, what am I doing?'". Now that Im not playing doubles in this event, I have the day off, I think that will help.”. I'm there every day of her life. You guys are making me miss her.

"It was really windy for me today". Just due to the numbers, it looks like I'm being pushed out.

Having endured complications from her daughter's birth, Serena was playing only her second Grand Slam this year.

She played in Paris, where she achieved the fourth round of the opposition before damage constrained her to stop in front of her conflict with Maria Sharapova, yet her appearance held back before offering definitive proof of Williams' proceeded with aggressiveness at a world class level.

Williams faces Tereza Smitkova or Viktoriya Tomova next. "I think it just speaks to who I am as an athlete and who Serena is". "Gosh, how long? Did he put a time limit on it?" she said. "I remember I struggled early on a lot", said Federer.

US Open champion Sloane Stephens refused to blame her preparation for her first-round exit.

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When she appeared at the French Open last month in an all-black skin-tight catsuit, her outfit, once again, made a huge impression.

Rus rolled her eyes at that notion after the match, saying: "I mean, she doesn't start a tournament if she's not prepared". "I didn't serve, actually, 'til I got here, to be honest". He is the first man in the Open era to play in the grass-court Grand Slam for a 20th straight year.

In the women's draw, Serena's sister Venus overcame a slow start to claim a 6-7 (3) 6-2 6-1 win over Swede Johanna Larsson. She had little trouble getting past the American, winning 6-0 6-3.

Karolina Pliskova also had a battle on her hands to get past British hopeful Harriet Dart in three sets.

"I have such high expectations of myself", said Williams, whose 23 Grand Slam singles championships include seven at Wimbledon, so she was seeded 25th even though her ranking is 181st following an extended absence.

"I think coming up, the US Open, very special moment for an American to win a US Open".

"For me it's just being able to get by, reinvest it into my tennis". "But I am a little bit shocked at how much I nearly want that pressure". He wore a Uniqlo outfit for the first time after ending his career-long apparel partnership with Nike.

Magdalena Rybarikova was the first seed to lose on day one, the 19th ranked player beaten 7-5 6-3 by Sorana Cirstea, while 22nd seed Anastasija Sevastova was ousted 6-1 2-6 6-4 by Camila Giorgi.

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