Emma Raducanu obtained her Wimbledon 2022 marketing campaign off to the best begin with a straight units victory in her first spherical conflict.
On her first match on Centre Court docket, Raducanu obtained the higher of Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck, successful 6-4 6-4.
The US Open champion, who got here into this match having picked up a pressure to her aspect in Nottingham earlier in June.
However there was no signal of damage troubles for Raducanu, who battled properly in opposition to an opponent who induced her some issues.
The pendulum swung backwards and forwards in each units with Raducanu and Van Uytvanck attaining breaks of serve.
Nonetheless, the 19-year-old confirmed her class when it mattered to guide her place within the second spherical, the place she’ll face France’s Caroline Garcia, who obtained the higher of Brit Yuriko Miyazaki. The Japan-born 26-year-old fell to a struggling an agonising 4-6 6-1 7-6 (10-4) defeat.
Cameron Norrie additionally obtained off to a successful begin in his first spherical conflict, the British males’s no.1 beating veteran Pablo Andujar 6-0 7-6 6-3 in a rain-affected conflict on Court docket Two.
Up subsequent for Norrie is one other Spaniard within the type of Jaume Munar.
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There was no such luck for Jodie Burrage, who fell to a 6-2 6-3 defeat to Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko.
Nonetheless, Burrage warmed the hearts of the Wimbledon crowd after giving some Percy Pigs to a ball boy, who fell ailing through the match.
Elsewhere, Andy Murray is at present in motion on Centre, the two-time Wimbledon champion taking over Australian James Duckworth.
Brits Heather Watson, Ryan Peniston and Jay Clarke are scheduled to play on Monday too.
Reigning champion Novak Djokovic was made to work laborious for his place within the second spherical as he required 4 units to get previous South Korea’s Kwon Quickly-woo.
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