Angelique Kerber overcomes Irina Falconi in Wimbledon opener

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World No. 1 Angelique Kerber started her campaign with a straight sets win against qualifier Irina Falconi at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships.

Kerber came through in the first round to beat the world number 247 American to a 6-4, 6-4 victory on the Centre Court in London.

Though not at her prime performance, the 29-year-old top ranked German scored her 50th career win on grass in an hour and 27 minutes.

“It was a good match from both of us and it is always good to have a difficult match in the first round. She had nothing to lose; she came from through the qualifiers. “Playing first rounds in grand slams are always tough.” According to Kerber

In the second round, Kerber will be tested as she faces the former Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, who defeated Japanese Misaki Doi in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.

“I remember we played very good matches in the past. I think it will be another tough match. All the matches and all the players are tough to play. So it actually doesn’t matter. I will try to go out there again, finding my rhythm, and enjoying to playing on grass. This is what I love.” Kerber said

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