Serena Williams abandons Rust making Wimbledon Second Round. The rearmost Serena Williams played at Wimbledon, two years prior she was not engaged, and had to put up with the gusty wind that was prevalent in the centre court and also the resolute summons of Angelique Kerber, who had paralleled Steffi Graf’s haul of seven titles.
When she returned on Monday, this time in the first round on No 1 Court, it was still windy equaling Williams performance as she was a mother now and grappling to beat world no 105 Arantxa Rus, a tall Dutch left-hander who echoes Maria Sharapova in semblance and even in the killer instinct that Maria Sharapova showed off in the court. Nonetheless Rus engendered Williams many issues prior to a superior player of her era ground out a 7-5, 6-3 victory in one and half hour that might have perceived as a long time to the 36-year-old winner if not the 27-year-old loser.
Williams, who had a shoulder sagged at Roland Garros to an extent where she could not play any further beyond the fourth‑round match against Sharapova said that she wasn’t in her ultimate form but she is having a lucrative practice. Her arm was in a much better condition. Her serve required improvement but overall she is on the right track.
Williams serve could not be utilized to its full potential in the problematic situations but she commanded five aces and 21 unreturned serves from 72.
Serena Williams abandons Rust making Wimbledon Second Round. While there were times when Serena looked wooden she bounced back. In 18 visits she has never lost in the first round.