Serena Williams' inspiring words after Wimbledon first-round singles matches win

Wimbledon- WTA Draw Serena Williams could face Svitolina in third round

Both Williams and Rodger Federer won their first-round Wimbledon matches overnight, with the new mum taking out her round in just two sets.

Now that she's "Mrs. Williams", per the Wimbledon chair umpire, now that she's a mother, now that she is back on tour, Serena Williams is ready to rediscover her full complement of shots and full ability to dominate. Now that Im not playing doubles in this event, I have the day off, I think that will help.”.

Sloane Stephens of the United States sits in her chair after losing a set to Donna Vekic of Croatia during the Womens Singles first round match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday.

Day 1 at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament featured some mild surprises, such as U.S. Open champion and French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens third first-round exit in the past five majors, and losses by No. 5 Elina Svitolina and No. 6 Grigor Dimitrov (to three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka).

While there was nothing to suggest Williams had, like certain other champions, abused the TUE system to gain an advantage, the acerbic attitude she displayed to a reasonable question was unsettling, particularly as the only other time she'd been asked it, during a French TV interview in 2016, she walked out. I expect to go out there.

Having been forced to withdraw from Roland Garros before her scheduled match against Maria Sharapova, it was an encouraging start to her Wimbledon campaign.

She added: "I haven't played a tremendous amount of tennis since I had the baby".

Williams's sister Serena is set to make her return to Wimbledon later on Monday after missing last year's tournament due to her pregnancy.

According to the USADA database, Williams has been tested five times in 2018, not including the failed attempt on June 14, while statistics released by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) show she was tested between one and three times in-competition and out-of-competition in all of 2017.

"I really don't like being away from her. As long as he's here, I'm going to try to be here". So I'm just not used to that yet. I don't go out there expecting to do well, see what happens. She will play either Viktoriya Tomova or Tereza Smitkova on Wednesday.

"I am very happy to win, it was a tough match", Vekic said.

Williams came back from a set down to win 6-7 (3/7) 6-2 6-1.

On this evidence she will be feared by the top seeds, with second seed Caroline Wozniacki her likely quarter-final opponent. Pliskova ousted Harriet Dart earlier Monday. It also is not unusual for athletes who have taken long breaks to be subject to additional testing because of natural physiological changes that might have occurred during the time off.

She said: "It was not the best, but I won". I do know Wimbledon tends to kind of beat to their own drum.

In the women's event, there were wins for Czech seventh seed Karolína Pliskova who defeated Britain's Harriet Dart 7-6 (7/2), 2-6, 6-1 and 10th seeded American Madison Keys, a 6-4, 6-2 victor over Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia. And then, a five-game run and 25 minutes later, Williams had completed the 7-5, 6-3 result.

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