Djokovic off to winning start, Venus beats Vekic
Written by Morenike Adebayo on June 28, 2016
World number one Novak Djokovic got his campaign for a third successive Wimbledon title off to a winning start with a six-nil, seven-six victory over Britain’s James Ward on Monday. Also on Monday, five-time champion Venus Williams battled past Croatian teenager Donna Vekic seven-six, seven-three.
Meanwhile, World Number two Andy Murray begins his quest for a second Wimbledon title with an all-British clash against wild card Liam Broady on Centre Court today.
Murray will follow women’s top seed and defending champion Serena Williams, who opens up her bid for a record-equaling twenty-second Grand Slam title against Switzerland’s Amra Sadikovic.
British number one Johanna Konta leads the British women’s charge as the sixteenth seed takes on Monica Puig in the first round on Court One.