Sabalenka first winner at Wimbledon in two years

Second seed Sabalenka first winner at Wimbledon in two years

Sabalenka won 6-1, 6-4 under the roof of Court One

Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka celebrates her match win against Romania's Monica Niculescu during their women's singles first round match of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. Credit: AFP Photo

Second seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus won the first match at Wimbledon in two years on Monday, seeing off Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu in straight sets.

Sabalenka won 6-1, 6-4 under the roof of Court One and will face either Danielle Lao of the United States or Britain's Katie Boulter for a place in the last 32.

Last year's Wimbledon was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic while play at this year's event was delayed by rain on the outside courts.

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