MATTIAS KAREN
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June 25, 2013
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Williams, Djokovic sail in Wimbledon openers

LONDON — Back in her comfort zone on Centre Court, Serena Williams delivered an overpowering statement: When her serve is steaming, she’s the woman to beat at Wimbledon. Putting aside her recent comments that led to a couple of apologies and a brief spat with Maria Sharapova, Williams looked every bit the five-time champion. She began her Wimbledon title defense with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mandy Minella of Luxembourg. “For me, it’s the greatest moment for a tennis player, to walk out on Centre Court,” Williams said after her first match at Wimbledon since winning the Olympic gold medal …

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