She was down love-30 on her serve and trailing 3-1 in the second set after a run of 7 of 8 points for Rus.
Opening the 2018 Wimbledon Championships on Centre Court, men's top seed and defending champion Roger Federer wasted little energy in dispatching Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-3 6-4 in 79 minutes. Now that Im not playing doubles in this event, I have the day off, I think that will help..
Williams' return to Wimbledon was her first match back since being married.
Williams offered extensive comments on the topic after being asked about a Deadspin article published earlier in the week, which reported that she had been tested five times so far this year by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. I expect to go out there.
She is competing in her second grand slam since giving birth, having reached the fourth round of the French Open before withdrawing with a pectoral injury ahead of a match against old rival Maria Sharapova.
"I don't know [if Meghan is coming]", she said after her win over Rus.
Serena Williams has shared inspiring words following her first-round Wimbledon win overnight - her first since becoming a mum previous year. Maybe that's the part I don't like so much: "the inconsistency of the places where they test", Federer said, adding that more funding is needed for doping control. "I'm really happy with my focus as well, point-for-point mentality". "I think it just speaks to who I am as an athlete and who Serena is".
It was at Wimbledon two years ago that Williams last one a grand slam. "I don't go out there expecting to "do well" or 'see what happens.' That's just not me". She progresses to the second round on Wednesday.
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"I didn't play my best but I'll get there". "I didn't serve, actually, 'til I got here, to be honest".
Wozniacki arrives at Wimbledon on the back of victory at the Nature Valley International and opened her campaign with a 6-0 6-3 demolition of Varvara Lepchenko.
"The tougher balance, for me, is to be able to spend time away from my son and be OK with taking, sometimes, time for myself, which is a struggle sometimes, because I really want to spend every second with him", said Azarenka, who faces No. 7 seed Karolina Pliskova next. "Until I read that article I didn't realize it was such a discrepancy with me as well as against the other players that they listed, at least the American players - both male and female".
She took the first set with a well-timed break at 6-5, with Rus serving to take it to a tie-break. "But I am a little bit shocked at how much I nearly want that pressure".
"They know that there is a trophy involved at some point if I do play well, because they get most excited about the trophies".
Magdalena Rybarikova was the first seed to lose on day one, the 19th ranked player beaten 7-5 6-3 by Sorana Cirstea, while 22nd seed Anastasija Sevastova was ousted 6-1 2-6 6-4 by Camila Giorgi.