Kvitova, Serena in second round
Defending champion Petra Kvitova reached the Wimbledon second round yesterday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan, but only after surviving an early struggle
The Czech, who became the first woman born in the 1990s to win a major when she beat Maria Sharapova in the 2011 final, fought back from 3-0 and 4-1 down in the first set before seeing off Amanmuradova, who has now lost all her five first round appearances here.
Meanwhile, Serena Williams reached the Wimbledon second round yesterday with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic. The American sixth seed will face either Johanna Larsson of Sweden or Hungarian qualifier Melinda Czink for a place in the last 32.