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Laura Robson crashes out of Wimbledon in first round

Robson has been struggling with a wrist injury. Credit: Reuters

The fallout from her wrist injury absence haunted Laura Robson at Wimbledon, inconsistencies in technique forcing a straight-sets 6-4 6-4 defeat to Evgeniya Rodina in the first round.

Service action shortcomings and overall rustiness put Robson on the back foot throughout, and the former British number one slipped out of SW19 despite boasting a far more powerful ground game than her Russian opponent.

Admittedly undercooked and eventually overwhelmed, the currently-unranked wildcard entry was unable to pull off victory in just the second match of her long-awaited comeback.

Rafael Nadal breezes into second round at Wimbledon

Nadal made light work of Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci. Credit: PA

Rafael Nadal breezed into the second round at Wimbledon with a comfortable 6-4 6-2 6-4 victory over Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci.

The Spaniard was shocked in the first round back in 2013, but made light work of world number 42 Belluci, and could face Andy Murray in this year's fourth round.


Classy Roger Federer safely through in straight sets

Federer coasted into round two. Credit: PA

Roger Federer produced some magical tennis to sweep aside Bosnian Damir Dzumhur 6-1 6-3 6-3 in the sweltering heat on centre court.

The seven-times Wimbledon champion took only one hour and eight minutes to progress into the second round, and remains on course for his 18th Grand Slam.

Andy Murray's match against Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin is next up on the showpiece court.

Roy Hodgson watches Roger Federer on centre court

England manager Roy Hodgson watches Roger Federer on centre court. Credit: BBC

England manager Roy Hodgson was spotted in the stands on centre court today, where Roger Federer is one set up against Bosnian Damir Dzumhur.

Britian's Andy Murray plays his first round match against Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin once Federer's match has finished.

Rafael Nadal gets Wimbledon campaign underway

Nadal hasn't reached the fourth round since 2011. Credit: PA

Rafael Nadal got his Wimbledon campaign underway against Brazilian Thomaz Belluci in London's sweltering heat this afternoon.

The 2008 and 2010 winner hasn't advanced past the fourth round since 2011, but started brightly today with a 6-4 victory in the first set.

Nadal currently leads Belluci 2-0 with an early break in the second set, and could meet British number one Andy Murray in the fourth round this year.

Reigning champ Petra Kvitova eases through in style

Kvitova eased past Kiki Bertens in 35 minutes. Credit: PA

Reigning champion Petra Kvitova began the defence of her Wimbledon title in emphatic style as she thrashed Holland's Kiki Bertens in straight sets.

Kvitova lost just one point on her serve during the contest, which came with a double fault in the final game, as she beat Bertens 6-1 6-0 in 35 minutes.

It was the Czech's first competitive match on grass this season but she showed few signs of rust on Centre Court and will face either Japan's Kurumi Nara or Poland's Magda Linette in round two.


British youngster Edmund dumped out in straight sets

Kyle Edmund's wait to break into the world's top 100 goes on after the young Briton slipped out of Wimbledon, with Alexandr Dolgopolov victorious 7-6 (7/4) 6-1 6-2.

Kyle Edmund struggled to impose himself at Wimbledon. Credit: Edmund

Britain's world number 101 Edmund was just unable to edge his ranking to double-figures after reaching the second round at the French Open.

The 20-year-old would certainly have achieved that big goal by reaching the second round at SW19, but was unable to overcome his Ukrainian opponent.

Dolgopolov dumped Rafael Nadal out of this year's Queen's Club, and continued that fine form by easing past Edmund without issue.

Edmund's third first-round defeat in a row at Wimbledon leaves him still waiting for that maiden senior victory at London's grand slam tournament.

Andy Murray begins Wimbledon campaign on Centre Court

Andy Murray begins his battle today for a second Wimbledon title amid soaring heatwave temperatures.

Andy Murray Credit: PA Wire

The world number three will be on Centre Court to play world number 58 Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan.

He arrives in SW19 in what many - including himself - have described as the best form of his life.

Bookmakers have made him the second favourite to go all the way after he conquered a fourth title at Queen's last week in impressive fashion.

Following his wedding to long-time girlfriend Kim Sears in April, Murray, 28, has declared that "marriage works".

Fans gripped by Murray mania will be giving their support inside the All England Club or watching on from the big screen on Murray Mound and TV sets in homes and workplaces up and down the country.

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