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Serena Williams Wins First Wimbledon Match as a Mom

Since giving birth, Serena Williams played her first match in Wimbledon, beating Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands 7-5 6-3 in her quest for an eighth Wimbledon title.

Williams, who gave birth to her daughter in September, won the last of her crowns at SW19 in 2016, which was also the last time she competed in south London.

The 25th seed had to battle from a break down in the second set but went on to win five games in a row to set up a second-round encounter against either Tereza Smitkova or Viktoriya Tomova.

“I am happy to get through that,” Williams later said.

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