After an easy first set win, Novak Djokovic didn't have it all his own way in the second, as James Ward showed what he is capable of.
Djokovic rushed into a 3-0 lead before the Brit struck back by winning the next three games. Despite his best efforts Ward couldn't clinch the set, as Djokovic went on to win it on a tie-break, 7-6, to take a 2-0 lead.
Great Britain's Kyle Edmund has lost 6-2 7-5 6-4 to Adrian Mannarino of France in the first round at Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic built himself a solid platform for victory by coolly beating James Ward in the first set without dropping a game.
Ward had no answer to the world No.1 who breezily won the opening set on centre court.
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World No.1 Novak Djokovic is on centre court at Wimbledon where he faces James Ward in the opening round as the Serbian looks to add another title to his collection.
Paris Saint-Germain have dismissed head coach Laurent Blanc, the French club have confirmed.
The former France captain spent three years as boss of PSG, winning 11 trophies.
But Blanc was unable to guide PSG into the upper echelons of Europe and has now departed the Parc des Princes.
PSG chairman and chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi said on psg.fr: "As we embark on a new chapter in the development of the club, I would like to thank Laurent Blanc for everything he has achieved over the last three years, both in terms of the playing style and results. I wish him the best for his future challenges."
Nottingham Forest have appointed Frenchman Philippe Montanier as their new head coach, the Championship have confirmed.
Former goalkeeper Montanier has previously been in charge at Rennes and Real Sociedad but this will be his first job in England.
Montanier has signed a two-year deal with the club.
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As this year's Wimbledon tennis championship gets underway, pupils at a school in Wandsworth, have been getting some special coaching from Jamie and Judy Murray.
Judy, who coached both of her champion sons Andy and Jamie early in their careers, actively encouraged the children as they practiced their skills during the masterclass on Court 20 at Wimbledon.
The nine and ten year-olds from St Michaels school were given various tips from the pair, including racket and ball control, and took part in tennis drills and short games.