WIMBLEDON, England — Reigning champion Andy Murray was an easy opening-round leader Monday during Wimbledon.
In a initial compare on a famed Centre Court during a All England Club, a third-seeded Scot played really purify tennis in holding caring of Belgian David Goffin, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5.
Murray has now won 14 true matches during a AEC, where he prisoner an Olympic bullion award in 2012 before giving Great Britain a initial masculine Wimbledon singles champion in 77 years final year.
Up subsequent for Murray will be Slovenian Blaz Rola.
Sixth-seeded former Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych assimilated Murray in a turn of 64 with a come-from-behind 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 feat over Romanian maestro Victor Hanescu.
In other movement involving seeds, No. 12 Latvian Ernests Gulbis surfaced Estonian Jurgen Zopp 7-6 (9-7), 7-5, 7-6 (12-10), No. 17 Russian Mikhail Youzhny routed Brit James Ward 6-2, 6-2, 6-1, and Aussie Marinko Matosevic served-and-volleyed his approach past No. 18 Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
On a women’s side, former universe No. 1 star Victoria Azarenka rubbed Croat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 7-5 on No. 1 Court. The two-time Australian Open champion usually returned to debate movement final week after being sidelined with a feet damage for 3 months. Monday noted her initial compare win given a fourth turn during a Aussie Open in January.
Next adult for Azarenka will be Serbian Bojana Jovanovski.
Meanwhile, oft-injured former U.S. Open semifinalist Yanina Wickmayer, who has been operative with associate Belgian and former universe No. 1 star Kim Clijsters, forsaken 17th-seeded former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-4 and Russian Maria Kirilenko doused 18th-seeded American Sloane Stephens 6-2, 7-6 (8-6).
Stosur struggles mightily on grass, carrying suffered 6 first-round exits in 12 trips to a All England Club and never modernized over a third turn here.
Stephens saved 5 compare points opposite Kirilenko before play went to a second-set tiebreak, where she had chances to extend a compare with a 6-4 advantage, usually to remove 4 true points. Stephens had reached during slightest a fourth turn during a final 6 Grand Slam events, including a run into a Wimbledon quarterfinals final year.
Stephens is still a plain 31-13 during a majors, though a walking 55-54 everywhere else.
In other movement involving seeds, No. 22 Russian Ekaterina Makarova overcame 43-year-old Japanese Kimiko Date-Krumm 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 and No. 32 Russian Elena Vesnina took caring of Austria’s Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6-0, 6-4.