23 Jun 2010

Serena cruises into second round at Wimbledon

10:09 am on 23 June 2010

The American tennis star Serena Williams enjoyed the gentlest of workouts as the sun beat down on Wimbledon's Centre Court today, scoring a comfortable 6-love, 6-4 first-round win over Portugal's Michelle Larcher de Brito.

The defending champion and top seed, seeking a fourth singles title at the All England Club, was in unforgiving form against the world number 148 and raced through the first set in just 22 minutes.

.However Williams insists it wasn't as easy as it looked as her opponent is a big hitter ad it's good to get a match like that early in the tournament.

Russian Anna Chakvetadze will be Williams second-round opponent.