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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: James Blake of the USA plays a forehand in his second round match against Marc Gicquel of France during day four of the Brisbane International 2010 at Queensland Tennis Centre on January 6, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
James Blake of the U.S. ended a five-match Wimbledon losing streak by beating 93rd-ranked Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round Tuesday. The 33-year-old Blake, a former top-five player currently ranked 87th, reached the second round at the All England Club for the first time since 2008. He lost his opening matches at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament each of the past four years. Blake's best Wimbledon showings were reaching the third round in 2006 and 2007.
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