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Serena moves on to third round at Wimbledon

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Serena Williams of the United States shakes hands with Bulgaria’s Viktoriya Tomova after defeating her in their women’s singles match, on the third day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday July 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)


Serena Williams continued her Wimbledon return by moving into the third round with an emphatic 6-1, 6-4 win over Viktoriya Tomova.

The seven-time champion lost just five of 32 points on her first serve as she took a little over an hour to triumph against her 135th-ranked opponent.

Williams was unable to defend her 2016 Wimbledon title last year because she was pregnant.

Despite her ranking having fallen to 181, Williams is seeded 25th this year.

The 36-year-old American next faces German Tatjana Maria or Kristina Mladenovic of France.