Serena Williams wins first Wimbledon match after the birth of her child

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"It was a really nice feeling". "I was really able to enjoy the match out there because I got off to a good start".

Feliciano Lopez toasted appearing in a record 66th consecutive Grand Slam by easing past Federico Delbonis 6-3 6-4 6-2.

Last year's runner-up, Marin Cilic, also advanced easily with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Japanese player Yoshihito Nishioka.

Federer played at 65 successive slams from the 2000 Australian Open, until missing the French Open in 2016.

Roger Federer's 20-year association with Nike was hanging by a shoestring on Monday as the Wimbledon champion walked on to Center Court to open the defense of his title wearing a Uniqlo branded outfit.

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He could not have wished for a better start as he wasted no energy in the hot conditions which are set to continue all week. "If it's the shorter days, now that I'm not playing doubles in this event, if I have the day off, I think that will help". "After his match, Federer said Nike still owns his signature 'RF" mark, but he expects it to be transferred to him "at some point".

"It's good you know my contract or you have no clue and you're just saying something", Federer said with a smirk while wearing a Uniqlo sweatshirt after needing a little more than hour to defeat Lajovic, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4. Those three things I don't take.

Thirteenth-seeded Milos Raonic is also through to the second round after a comfortable 7-5, 6-0, 6-1 victory over British wildcard Liam Broady.

Wozniacki took 59 minutes to complete the victory on Center Court, finishing it off with a service victor.

"I think nobody wants to play him, at least in the first couple of rounds of this tournament".

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The Americans had a strong outing on Day 1.

Monday's other Centre Court matches see Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki face Varvara Lepchenko of the United States while Bulgarian sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov, a semi-finalist in 2014, faces three-time major victor Stan Wawrinka. He joined No. 8 Kevin Anderson and American duo John Isner and Sam Querrey to advance in straight sets. Michael Mmoh also lost his opening round match against unseeded Gilles Muller.

Not that Federer has forgone Nike altogether, when he strolled out onto the Wimbledon grass for his first round clash yesterday he still had the brand's shoes on his feet.

Nadal, twice a Wimbledon champion, moved into the second round with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over Dudi Sela of Israel.

Having defeated Federer eight days earlier to claim the title in Halle, the 16th-seeded Croat had been scheduled for a third-round meeting with the reigning champion at the All England Club.

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