No.2 seed Aryna Sabalenka cruised in her return to Wimbledon on Tuesday in a 6-3, 6-1 win over Panna Udvardy of Hungary.
The 2021 semifinalist needed just 61 minutes to book a spot in the second round, in one of just three women's singles matches to be completed on Day 2 at the All England Club due to rain.
"I was super happy that I'm playing on one of the covered court. It's great feeling knowing that you going to finish your day today," Sabalenka said afterwards.
"But I felt really sorry for the rest of the players. It's really tough when you spend all your day on-site, didn't really get a chance to play your match.
"But hopefully weather will be better tomorrow and everyone will be able to finish their matches. But I'm super happy that I was able to finish today.
"It was [a] great performance. I really enjoy the atmosphere. It was just great match and I'm super happy with the win."
Read on for more stats from Sabalenka's opening win.
1: Sabalenka and World No.82 Udvardy had never played previously, and Sabalenka only trailed on the scoreboard once in victory.
2: Sabalenka saved both break points she faced in the win, which came in the same game -- the third of the match.
3: The No.2 seed won the first three games of the match -- digging out of 15-40 to hold for a 3-0 lead.
6: She also won six straight games from 1-0 down in the second set, after the Hungarian held to open to set.
7: Sabalenka is now 7-4 in Wimbledon in her career, and has passed the first hurdle for the third time. She was a semifinalist in her last appearance in 2021, where she was beaten in three sets by Karolina Pliskova. Prior to that, she had not been past the second round in three career appearances.
10: Sabalenka lost just 10 points on her serve in the match overall. She served eight aces and just two double faults, and won more than 80% of points played behind her first serve.
29: Sabalenka hit 29 winners to 19 unforced errors in victory, while Udvardy struck just four winners to 14 unforced errors.