|Nationality||Player||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5|
|R De Los Ríos||3||2||-||-||-|
- - Venus Willliams had far too much for her opponent, who only ever got into the game when the American's concentration lapsed. For the most part Williams played excellent tennis, although sterner tests will surely await her as she advances.
2-6 - MATCH! Williams recovers her composure, hitting a crisp backhand after patient build-up to move to a 30-15 lead. Her serve at De Los Rios' body gives her two match points, and a powerful forehand winner to the left hand side seals it.
2-5 - De Los Rios succumbs to 15-30 on her serve, before two balls into the net from Williams restore her advantage. When Williams hits the next long, she picks up another game.
1-5 - BREAK! Williams starts well but puts her approach long - 15-15. A couple of errors follow and she faces two break points. In a curious repeat of the first set, she surrenders the break once more.
0-5 - BREAK! Williams hits her return long, but then hits an unplayable return to make it 15-15. Two break points shortly follow, and she takes the game with a backhand down the line.
0-4 - A double fault stifles Williams' progress, but it's the only blot on an otherwise clinical game from last year's finalist.
0-3 - BREAK! Three quarters of an hour into this game, and De Los Rios is very near the end of her tournament. Williams coasts to a second break of serve, and takes to her chair.
0-2 - Williams eases to a 30-15 advantage then keeps De Los Rios playing until she makes a mistake. De Los Rios wins a second point when Williams finds the net, but Williams sees out her service game.
0-1 - BREAK! Normal service is resumed - De Los Rios pressing too hard to live with Williams' power, and in a flash she finds herself 0-40 down. She saves the first, but on the second Venus sets her up on the backhand crosscourt and opens up the line for an easy winner.
3-6 - SET! Williams seems to have got a bit noisier as the set has progressed, but she makes no mistakes on this service game - holding to fifteen and finishing with an ace.
3-5 - The timing seems to have gone from Williams' strokes, and De Los Rios is taking full advantage to go to 40-15. Williams pulls a point back , and then another to reach deuce. De Los Rios recovers and claims the game.
2-5 - BREAK! Williams wallops a forehand down the line and moves to 30-15. But suddenly something goes awry and De Los Rios reels off the next three points, culminating with a confident winner past Williams' backhand to break back.
1-5 - The scoreboard is running away from De Los Rios fast. She concedes the first point with an error, and replicates it on the next. A good rally wins her the next but Venus wins two break points. De Los Rios saves those well, and earns advantage, but goes narrowly long. She keeps herself together, however, and wins her first game of the match.
0-5 - De Los Rios returns the Williams serve more frequently, but she's not much closer to challenging for games. Williams holds to 15.
0-4 - De los Rios struggling here, unable to prevent Williams from moving to 0-30. Williams slips nastily as De Los Rios knocks one into the net. The break is summarily secured, and Williams notches a four game advantage.
0-3 - 117mph serve out wide signals Williams' intent. She moves to 30-0 before knocking a groundstroke long. Normal service resumes as she bludgeons her way to a hold.
0-2 - BREAK! De Los Rios wins the first two points of the game, but Williams is returning her serve. She wins the next two points to take it to 30-30, then earns and converts a break point, overwhelming her opponent with her power.
0-1 - 119mph serve to begin proceedings for Venus, needlessly challenged by De Los Rios. Three more serves follow and the Paraguayan fails to return a single one.
- - The sun has briefly disappeared behind the clouds, but it's a lovely evening for tennis. Venus has won the toss and will serve.
- - De Los Rios also concedes six inches in height to her American opponent. They met once, in the 2008 US Open, and that finished 6-0 6-3 to Williams. Will she fare better this time?
- - Venus Williams is something of a Wimbledon institution, with five titles here in the last decade. De Los Rios, the 34 year-old world number 92, and mother of a 13 year old daughter, should have her work cut out.
- - Good evening and welcome to Eurosport Yahoo!s live online updates from Court One where Venus Williams begins her campaign against Rossana De Los Rios.
|Date of Birth||16/09/1975|
|Date of Birth||17/06/1980|