Olympic Gallery: The Golden Touch Returns
With US pride all over, three-time gold medalist Venus Williams was among the winners Monday.
Published July 31, 2012 12:00
Heather Watson was one of two Brits to win their first round on Monday, alongside Laura Robson.
Serena Williams cruised, improving to 3-0 against Urszula Radwanska - and 6-0 against Radwanskas.
Victoria Azarenka leant over during a difficult second set in her match with Irina-Camelia Begu.
But the World No.1 leant over in a different way later in the match. She would win, 61 36 61.
Venus Williams won her first round match against Sara Errani and showed off some national pride, too.
On the outer courts, Sabine Lisicki was completing her first round win over the young Ons Jabeur.
Aleksandra Wozniak was also notching up a win for Canada, beating New Zealand's Marina Erakovic.
Flavia Pennetta hit just four errors in the second set of a 75 61 win over Tsvetana Pironkova.
There was no celebration for Veronica Cepede Royg, who lost in three sets to Varvara Lepchenko.
In doubles, Russians Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova beat Yaroslava Shvedova and Galina Voskoboeva.
Germans Julia Goerges and Anna-Lena Groenefeld were winners over Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong.
Two-time doubles gold medalists the Williams sisters were also straight set first round winners.
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