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Wimbledon PHOTOS: Berdych rallies past Romania's Hanescu to enter second round

June 24, 2014 11:59 IST

Wimbledon PHOTOS: Berdych rallies past Romania's Hanescu

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Sixth seeded Tomas Berdych, came from a set down to beat Romania's Victor Hanescu, 6-7 (5/7), 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the Wimbledon Championships on Monday.

The Czech served 22 aces in the whole match and had lost the first set in the tie breaker.

But he made a comeback in the game as he won the next three.

He will next face Australia’s Bernard Tomic in the second round.

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Image: Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic celebartes a point during his men's singles first round match against Victor Hanescu of Romania at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on Monday
Photographs: Al Bello/Getty Images

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'Underdog' Venus scrapes past Spaniard

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Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams chalked up her first victory at the tournament for three years, adopting an underdog mentality to help her to dispose of Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

At Wimbledon, Venus Williams remembers Olympics...

Making her 17th appearance at Wimbledon, a competition she missed last year with a back injury, Williams served 11 aces, eventually overpowering her opponent in the third set after a netcord had given the 22-year-old Spaniard the second.


Image: Venus Williams of the United States in action during her Ladies' Singles first round match against Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor of Spain
Photographs: Al Bello/Getty Images

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