Federer, Serena breeze through Wimbledon furnace

Federer, Serena breeze through Wimbledon furnace

Federer, Serena breeze through Wimbledon furnace

Lopez marked the achievement by beating Federico Delbonis 6-3 6-4 6-2 to progress to round two at the All England Club.

Roger Federer strode out onto the pristine Wimbledon surface this afternoon wearing Uniqlo branded clothing for the very first time.

Nadal is bidding to win Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same year for the third time.

Two-time Wimbledon victor Nadal returns to action for the first time since lifting an 11th French Open, taking on Israel's 127-ranked Dudi Sela.

He set another record in the process, becoming the first man in the Open era to play in the grass-court Grand Slam for a 20th straight year.

"The tougher balance, for me, is to be able to spend time away from my son and be OK with taking, sometimes, time for myself, which is a struggle sometimes, because I really want to spend every second with him", said Azarenka, who faces No. 7 seed Karolina Pliskova next.

Viewers in the USA will be able to watch the tournament in its entirety on ESPN and ESPN 2, with the former airing the entire first week of play, while the latter will broadcast outer court matches during the second week. I can't support this, no, because I don't feel the matches that stays for the history of our sport went that quick.

For Stephens, fresh from making the French Open final last month, it was her second successive first round loss at the tournament.

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The third-seeded Croatian cruised past Japanese player Yoshihito Nishioka 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.

Wawrinka, whose ranking has slumped to 225 after knee surgery, had lost his last four matches against Dimitrov.

Federer, contesting his 20th consecutive Wimbledon, is bidding to become only the second player to win nine singles titles on the London lawns after Martina Navratilova.

The 32-year-old Spaniard, who was All England Club champion in 2008 and 2010, has endured a bittersweet relationship with Wimbledon, failing to get beyond the fourth round since finishing runner-up to Djokovic in 2011.

The former world number three is now ranked 224th due to a prolonged absence through injury.

Nick Kyrgios served his way into the second round at Wimbledon as the 15th-seeded Australian fired 42 aces and saved all five break points he faced to beat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-3. But the good news is that it will come with me at one point.

Instead it was a familiar tale of woe for the 21-year-old 16th seed as he was outplayed in the first round by Russian Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-2.

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