Posted July 28, 2012 on
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Serena Williams advanced to the second round at the Olympics on Saturday on the same Wimbledon court where she won her 14th Grand Slam title a few weeks ago.
US First Lady Michelle Obama watched from the front row of Williams' box as the fourth-seeded American beat former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-1 on Centre Court.
Williams is aiming for her first gold medal in Olympic singles; she has won two gold medals in doubles with big sister Venus.
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Serena Williams ousted former world number one Jelena Jankovic to move into the second round of the Olympic tennis singles event at Wimbledon.
Williams, just coming off her fifth Wimbledon title, defeated Jankovic 6-3, 6-1 in a dominating display. She had a first serve percentage rate of 76% and had 20 winners compared to 11 unforced errors.
Serena broke Jankovic's serve to...
Both current Wimbledon title holders Serena Williams and Roger Federer began their quest for one of the few titles which has eluded them in their careers – an Olympic singles gold medal.
For Serena Williams it was an easy task in London on Saturday as she disposed of a once former No. 1, now No. 20 Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-1 on Wimbledon’s Centre Court...