|Wimbledon 2018 on the BBC|
|Center: All England Club, Wimbledon Dates: July 2-15|
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Serena Williams wore good conditions to reach the second round of Wimbledon with a 7-5 6-3 win over Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus.
The seven-hour broadcaster Williams, the 25 seeds after having a baby in September, did not have his own way against the incredible man of the left man.
After winning the first set when Rus put his long manuscript, she had to fight back from breaking down in the second.
Williams is facing a Bulgarian qualifier, Viktoriya Tomova.
The American was 36 years old, looking for another title in a wide open women's draw, which was not happy with her performance in the second Grand Slam competition from her return to the WTA Tour.
She wanted six matching points before she finally went to the victory when a global number of 105 Rus wrapped a wallpaper.
Some things don't change… but others do
Wimbledon doesn't have a new win for the first round but Williams has nothing new for the first round, but when she was playing her first game here since 2016 she said she was still getting bearings on grass.
Now and the adjudicator as "Mrs Williams" and ranked 181 in the world, the rustiness in her game showed when she left the crowd laughing while she tried and failed to take the ball off the ground and on. a rack before served.
In gusty conditions on Court One, where towels of players slipped the chair, fans were made on their hats and served several tosses, Williams made 29 non-ordered error.
"I wasn't very fast with that wind level," she said. "I'm glad I had that wind because I will be able to do a bit better in the future."
"I'm glad to go through that, I didn't play my best but I'll get there."
Where was the catsuit?
When Williams returned to Grand Slam tennis at the French Opening in May, she was wearing a black catsuit to help her deal with blood clots.
This was replaced with Wimbledon with a white sleeved white dress and colored flesh-colored compression tights, but it was clear what she had yet to see than the powerful clothes that led her to the fourth round of Roland Garros before she had to do harm. affect her.
During the animation against Rus, she repeatedly recalled her service arm but managed five and did not show that she was still annoying her.
"I took a lot of time to serve. I started serving when I came here," she said. "My service is coming up a little bit but doing better than I expected."
The grass was not affected by a slip on its game, but its errors on the court kept longer than necessary.
The first series of disastrous, where she was hit when she met the winners of the second tranquil series and when Rus's backhand mistake gave her victory there was no wild celebration there.
"I think I might have been too anxious and too difficult, overflowing it (earlier)," she said.
"But towards the end, I was more calm, sure, making my shots, playing a more serene game."
An important conversation was started;
Williams has grown here despite his low ranking, which contrasts with Victoria Azarenka last year after Belarus returned from maternity leave.
A former global player and twice the world, Australian Open Azarenka, who put Russian beat Ekaterina Alexandrova 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 to the second round of Wimbledon to reach Monday, said that cast Different from herself and Williams leading a healthy debate.
"I think it was an important conversation that started," said the 28-year-old man.
"As a result of this conversation there are many meetings, often when we are discussing the rules and how we can lead the best maternity policy.
"A few days ago we had a big meeting, and I think we are moving very well. I feel our voices are heard, as a player's advice. We do things that will be important to players."
“But my main thing is that it has to be for everyone, and the rules have to be applied to everyone.