Somdev Devvarman [ Images ] sailed into the second round of the men's singles at Wimbledon [ Images ] on Tuesday after his German opponent Denis Gremelmayr retired hurt midway through the first round match.
The Indian ace was leading 6-4, 4-2 when Gremelmayr conceded the match.
Somdev next meets 18th seed Mikhail Youzhny of Russia [ Images ], who defeated Argentine Juan Monaco 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in his first round match.
Somdev sent down six aces in the 35-minute first set, during which did not concede a single break chance and converted one of the four he earned.
In the second set too, the Indian had the upperhand after breaking Gremelmayr and going 4-2 up.
The victory was Somdev's first on the hallowed greens of the All-England Club.
It left her doubles title bid in disarray.
She was troubled by the injury and had the knee strapped during her 6-7, 6-2, 3-6 loss to France's [ Images ] Virginie Razzano.
Her doubles participation with Russia's Elena Vesnina now rests on the result of an ultrasound scan.