Wimbledon: Djokovic, Federer win openers, Venus out

Federer rushes out Ramos
Defending champion Novak Djokovic and six-time winner Roger Federer both recorded straight-set wins as they opened their 2012 Wimbledon accounts.

Top seed Djokovic recovered from a slow start to accelerate past Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3 6-3 6-1 and will next play America's Ryan Harrison.

Federer despatched Albert Ramos 6-1 6-1 6-1 to set up a meeting with Italy's Fabio Fognini.
But 2010 runner-up and number six seed Tomas Berdych is out.

The Czech lost 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-4) to Latvia's Ernests Gulbis, ranked 87th in the world.
Djokovic admitted to having butterflies as he opened proceedings on Centre Court.

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams says she has no thoughts of retiring, despite her shock Wimbledon first-round defeat by Elena Vesnina.

The 32-year-old American, who suffers from Sjogren's Syndrome, was beaten 6-1 6-3 by the Russian world number 79.

"There's no way I'm going to sit down and give up," said Williams.
"I don't have time to feel sorry for myself, it doesn't feel good. I'm going to use the time to feel positive. I love this sport."


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