Serena Williams Wins First Match at Wimbledon in All-White Nike Dress

Wimbledon- WTA Draw Serena Williams could face Svitolina in third round

Serena Williams is counting down to Wimbledon with fantastic throwback photos

Serena Williams says it isn't fair that she has been drug-tested more than other American tennis players this year.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., opened with a 7-5, 6-0, 6-1 victory over Britain's Liam Broady while Peter Polansky, also of Thornhill, dropped his first-round match to Austria's Dennis Novak.

Serena Williams has shared inspiring words following her first-round Wimbledon win overnight - her first since becoming a mum past year.

Serena Williams marked her first appearance on the Wimbledon grass since lifting the 2016 title with a straight-sets victory over Arantxa Rus. She slid feet-first into the net and stayed down for a bit before being checked on, but she continued to play. Four weeks ago her French Open run came to an abrupt end after she was forced to pull out of her fourth-round showdown with Maria Sharapova due to an injury that impeded her service motion. Not that she's unique: Other mothers who won Monday included 57th-ranked Tatjana Maria of Germany, who beat Svitolina 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1; former No. 1 and two-time Australian Open titlist Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina of Russian Federation.

Williams, who missed last year's tournament while pregnant, will face Tereza Smitkova or Viktoriya Tomova in the second round.

"It means the world to me, also to my wife".

This is only Williams second major tournament in almost 1½ years.

Maybe so, but Williams double-faulted on the initial point, and dropped in some offerings in the low 80s miles per hour, rather slow for her.

Statue Of Liberty Climber Due In Court
Glacken said it took about three hours to convince Okoumou to get down and she apologized to officers for having to arrest her. The protester climbed all the way to the very base of the statue, itself, sitting just below Lady Liberty's raised heel.

The report stated that the doping control officer arrived at 8.30am and, given Williams was not present, refused to leave until she had been tested - which, for whatever reason, never happened on that particular day.

Following Monday's match, Williams told the BBC she was "more relieved" to have won, admitting that Rus, her opponent, had put up a good fight. She got upset by a line judges mistaken call that led to the replay of a point she should have won but instead lost.

In women's play, U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens became the first contender to go out as she lost 6-1, 6-3 to Donna Vekic of Croatia.

There was something old, something new and something blue on show on Monday as Serena Williams swapped the skin-tight catsuit that caused a stir in Paris for a more conservative look on her return to Wimbledon for the first time since becoming a mum. “I was like, ‘I havent seen Olympia. "Now that I'm not playing doubles in this event, I have the day off, I think that will help".

She took time out from the game ahead of giving birth, subsequently missing the 2017 tournament. We, like, literally do everything. At the time I wasn't happy, but looking back, I'm glad I had that win.

At its peak, her game is as peerless as it is powerful: shotgun serve, thunderous groundstrokes, coupled with a methodical tennis mind and one of the most wrought-iron wills in world sport.

"It was really windy for me today". I'm honoured to be able to go back as defending champion.

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