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Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer and Serena Williams get victory on day one

Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer and Serena Williams get victory on day one

Roger Federer and Serena Williams won their opening match in the Wimbledon 2018. Both the players won their first-round singles match in a heated court in London.

Defending champion Roger Federer made a good day for his fans by his bid for a record-extending ninth men's title with a 6-1 6-3 6-4 win over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic. The top seeded swiss star won the first round by defeating world No. 57 Serbian player Dusan Lajovic in just 79 minutes.

"I felt good from the start, which was not the case when I played him last year," Federer told BBC Sport. "I felt at home."

In the women's draw, seven-times champion Serena Williams marked her return to Wimbledon with a 7-5 6-3 first-round win over Holland's Arantxa Rus. In another match, US Open champion Sloane Stephens was knocked out by Croatian player Donna Vekic by 6-1 6-3. Serena is seeking for her 24th Slam Title.

This is Williams first Slam after the birth of her first child, Alexis Oplympia.

"I'm happy to get through that. I didn't play my best but I will get there," said Williams, who is returning after the birth of her first child.

Stan Wawrinka, the three-time grand slam winner, returned to the All England Club in style, ousting sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov.

Great Britain player, Andy Murray, withdrew from the championship with a 'heavy heart' saying that it is too soon for him to play. The three-time grand slam winner had undergone a hip surgery. Murray is the men's singles 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medallist, making him the only tennis player, male or female, to have won two Olympic singles titles. He featured in Great Britain's Davis Cup-winning team in 2015, going 11–0 in his matches (8 singles and 3 doubles) as they secured their first Davis Cup title since 1936.


Anwesha Ghosh

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