Serena Williams began her tilt at Grand Slam title number 22 by easing past Wimbledon debutante amra Sadikovic on Tuesday afternoon.
Remarkably, given their respective experience, early on it was Williams that looked the more uncomfortable on Centre Court, slipping 15-40 behind in her opening service game. She survived this early scare, reeling off the next 13 points to set her on course for a 6-2, 6-4 victory - her 80th at the famous old venue.
"I never underestimate anyone," Williams said when asked about her unheralded opponent. "I don't think it was tougher than I thought. It was definitely tough."