World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki and twice defending champion Serena Williams both won their opening matches at Wimbledon 2011.
The top-seeded Wozniacki complained about the wind which was changing the course of her shots, but still she straightforwardly won her first match on grass this season 6-2 6-1 against world No.105 Arantxa Parra Santonja. Wozniacki’s number of winners was not much greater than her opponent’s, just 14 to 11, but the greater discrepancy in unforced errors gave Wozniacki the obvious advantage, 4 to 15.
Remember that as a Wimbledon warm-up Wozniacki played, and won, a hard-court tournament?
Serena had a tough test in the first round against world No.61 Aravane Rezai and after a 6-3 3-6 6-1 victory sealed with her 13th ace, Serena, who had been away with injury and illness for almost a year, was overwhelmed with emotions, put her head in a towel and wept. I’d like to mention that Serena hit 9 aces more than her opponent, but when it comes to winners, she had just two more, 24 to 22.
As I’m talking about Serena and Caroline in the same article, I’d like to mention Serena’s recent interview in which she actually praises the current state of women’s tennis.
I think the tour’s doing fine. Great new campaigns going on, so much going on in women’s tennis. There’s so much depth in women’s tennis. It’s good. Everyone’s playing so hard.
Fashion info: Wozniacki is sticking with her weird Adidas by Stella McCartney ruffles, only now in white. Serena is sporting a Fila-like Nike dress with a deep V-neck and a vertical black line as an accent. The name of the dress is Nike Women’s Fall Smash Lawn Dress. (photos via Wimbledon)