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Wimbledon Day One summary: Wins for Federer, Williams and more
It was a busy opener at SW19
Roger Federer made short work of his first-round opponent at Wimbledon 2018, beating Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic in straight sets.
Embarking on his 20th Wimbledon campaign, and looking for his ninth title, the Swiss top seed looked in imperious form again.
Third seed Marin Cilic is safely through to the second round after a straight-sets win over Yoshihito Nishioka.
The Croatian, beaten in last year’s final by Federer, got his campaign up and running with a routine 6-1 6-4 6-4 victory.
Serena Williams overcame Arantxa Rus with a 7-5 6-3 win as she looks to regain her crown.
Spain’s Garbine Muguruza claimed the ladies’ title in 2017.
Stan Wawrinka came out on top in a heavyweight first-round contest with Grigor Dimitrov.
The former world number three is currently ranked 224 due to a prolonged absence through injury.
But the Swiss star was always going to be a dangerous floater in the main draw and so it proved as he beat sixth-seeded Bulgarian Dimitrov 1-6 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/5) 6-4.
Magdalena Rybarikova became the first seed of Wimbledon 2018 to lose as she was beaten by Sorana Cirstea.
The 19th seed, who reached the last four in Birmingham a fortnight ago, was downed 7-5 6-3 by the Romanian.
Caroline Wozniacki safely navigated her way past Varvara Lepchenko.
The Dane, seeded second, was second on Centre Court, just 48 hours after winning the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne.
American Madison Keys eased through to the second round.
The 10th seed beat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4 6-2 in 63 minutes.
Keys, a quarter-finalist in 2015, won moments after her friend and compatriot Sloane Stephens went down to a 6-1 6-3 defeat to Donna Vekic.
She had little trouble getting past the American, winning 6-0 6-3.
Six-time champion Venus Williams overcame a scare to beat Swede Johanna Larsson.
Williams came back from a set down to win 6-7 (3/7) 6-2 6-1.
Coco Vandeweghe lost her battle with Katerina Siniakova, who won 6-7 (3/7) 6-3 8-6.
The American, seeded 16th, was hampered by an injury sustained in the first set but fought on bravely.
She eventually went down in a three-set epic that lasted three hours and four minutes.
Agnieszka Radwanska, a finalist in 2012, survived by the skin of her teeth to beat Elena-Gabriela Ruse.
The Pole saved six match points to win 6-3 4-6 7-5 and scrape through to the second round.