Ten years after his first Wimbledon championship, Roger Federer began his bid for a record eighth title at the All England Club with the same dominance that has defined his grass-court greatness.
Opening the tournament on Centre Court as defending champion, Federer looked right as home Monday as he dismantled Victor Hanescu of Romania 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 in just 68 minutes.
This was a grass-court clinic from Federer, who had 32 winners, seven aces and just six unforced errors. He won 90 percent of the points when he put his first serve in.
It didn't take long for Wimbledon to produce its first upset on the opening day of the tournament.
Puerto Rican teenager Monica Puig had 38 winners and eliminated fifth-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2 Monday in the first match on Court 18 of the grass-court Grand Slam.
The 19-year-old Puig, playing her first grass-court tournament as a pro, outplayed the Italian veteran with her hard-hitting baseline game.
Errani was runner-up at last year's ...