Tenth racket of the world, American Serena Williams, beat Italian Giulia Gatto-Monticone, who occupies the 161st line of the WTA rating, with a score of 6/2, 7/5 at the start of Wimbledon.
The meeting lasted 1 hour 19 minutes. During this time, the 37-year-old Williams completed seven aces, twice made a mistake when serving and sold four break points, and the 31-year-old Gatto-Monticone filed twice, made four double mistakes and made two breaks. Previously, the athletes did not meet each other.
In the second round, Wimbledon Williams will fight with Slovene Kaja Juvan.