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Wozniacki sets up Broady tie as Watson cruises through

ESPN staff
June 24, 2014
Caroline Wozniacki returned on Tuesday to win four straight games and advance into the second round © Getty Images

Caroline Wozniacki set up a second round clash with Brit Naomi Broady after she defeated Shahar Peer 6-3 6-0.

Wozniacki led 6-3 2-0 overnight after play was suspended on Monday due to rain, but the 16th seed returned and won four straight games to advance.

Sharapova too strong for Murray

Sharapova took time to settle © Getty Images
  • Maria Sharapova lost just a single game as she powered past Britain's Samantha Murray in her opening match at Wimbledon.

    The 2004 champion needed just 58 minutes to overcome the British wildcard on Court One.

    Sharapova struggled slightly to find her rhythm on serve in the opening games but looked full of confidence as she accelerated past Murray to set up a second round clash with Timea Bacsinszky.

Wildcard Broady pulled off a stunning comeback from a set down against Timea Babos to secure a maiden Wimbledon victory on day one.

Heather Watson breezed through to the second round with a regulation 6-3 6-2 victory over Ajla Tomljanovic.

The British No.1 served out her final game to love as she powered past her Croatian to set up a second-round meeting with Urszula Radwanska or No.9 seed Angelique Kerber.

Agnieszka Radwanska, the 2012 finalist, is through to round two following her 6-2 6-1 victory against Andreea Mitu, while last year's runner up Sabine Lisicki made a winning return to Centre Court.

Lisicki lost the 2013 final to Marion Bartoli but opened day two on the show court with the champion having retired after last year's victory.

Bartoli conducted the coin toss for Lisicki's first round match with Julia Glushko and the German advanced with a 6-2 6-1 win.

"It was such a huge honour to play out there in the first match. I was very thankful for that and for the support of fans," Lisicki told the BBC.

"It was a very special moment at the start; it was great to see Marion Bartoli out there and to have the chance to pay tribute to Elena Baltacha as well.

"When I stepped out on to court, I was quite nervous but the crowd helped me settled down. This is such a special place; it gives me confidence and I always enjoy playing here."

No.13 seed Eugenie Bouchard is safely through to the second stage following her 7-5 7-5 win against Daniela Hantuchova.

Jelena Jankovic's Wimbledon record will not get any better after the eighth seed exited with a 6-3 6-2 loss to Kaia Kanepi. Former world No.1 Jankovic has never made it past the fourth round in south west London.

Elsewhere, 20th seed Andrea Petkovic is safely through following a 6-1 6-4 triumph against Katarzyna Piter, while number 25 seed Alize Cornet had to come from a set down to beat Anna Schmiedlova 4-6 6-4 6-2.

There were no problems for ninth seed Angelique Kerber as she won through 6-2 6-4 against Urszula Radwanska, while Madison Keys is in the second round after she beat Monica Puig in straight sets.

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Jelena Jankovic has never made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon © PA Photos
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