In a rare meeting of mothers at the ongoing Grand Slam tournament, seven-time champion, Serena Williams advanced to the next stage of Wimbledon after a win over Russian qualifier, Evgeniya Rodina. Williams who won with a 6-2 6-2 victory.
In the second game of the match, Williams broke in and roared loudly when she saved a break point in the seventh before a double fault from Rodina handed her the first set. The match continued in a similar pattern.
Rodina, whose left thigh and right knee were taped, often moved slowly and could not deal with Williams’ power.
The match was wrapped up by Williams when Rodina, who had come through three qualifying matches to reach the main draw, sent a backhand wide.
The 36 year old will face Italian world number 52, Camila Giorgi next