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Serena Williams defeats Michelle Larcher De Brito in the first round at Wimbledon 2010

 Wimbledon 2010

Wimbledon, London
June 22, 2010 

Defending champion Serena Williams kicked off her Wimbledon 2010 campaign defeating Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal 6-0, 6-4. Serena improved her record in first-round at grand slam tournaments to 43-0 and has never lost in the opening round of a grand slam tournament.

Serena who lost in the quarterfinal at the French Open 2010 to Samantha Stosur was in top form as she hit 15 aces against Brito who is ranked No. 148 in the world. Williams won the first set 6-0 and has not lost a game in the match for 33 minutes. She has won all 27 points on her first serve and has hit 47 winners against six for Larcher de Brito.

Serena will next play Anna Chakvetadze of Russia in the second round. Chakvetadze, ranked No. 118 rallied to beat Andrea Petkovic of Germany 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in her first round match.

Match Statistics

Serena WilliamsMichelle Larcher de Brito
1st Serve %27 of 42 = 64%24 of 52 = 46%
Aces150
Double Faults13
Unforced Errors1516
Winning % on 1st Serve27 of 27 = 100%15 of 24 = 63%
Winning % on 2nd Serve5 of 15 = 33%10 of 28 = 36%
Winners (Including Service)476
Receiving Points Won27 of 55 = 49%10 of 43 = 23%
Break Point Conversions4 of 7 = 57%0 of 0 = 0%
Net Approaches9 of 12 = 75%1 of 5 = 20%
Total Points Won5935
Fastest Serve Speed 119 MPH101 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed 107 MPH91 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed 90 MPH84 MPH

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