Mauresmo breezes into second round

Number one seed Amelia Mauresmo has today won her Wimbledon women’s singles first round match against Jamea Jackson, of the United States, 6-1 6-3.

Number one seed Amelia Mauresmo has today won her Wimbledon women’s singles first round match against Jamea Jackson, of the United States, 6-1 6-3.

The French player came from 30-0 down at the start of the second set to break serve for a fourth time in the match, helped by Jackson's double fault, and promising a quick finish to beat the ominous clouds gathered above Centre Court.

They looked the only threat to her serene progress into the second round as Jackson’s game continued to fall apart but the American suddenly rolled out a love game on serve to keep it at least a little interesting.

Mauresmo, however, even won a challenge on the Hawk-Eye technology with her serve threatened at 15-0 down in the fourth game and was soon back on track.

Jackson fought pluckily to claw it back to 2-3 but even after a first double fault, Mauresmo followed up with a second serve ace and Jackson then had to battle back from 0-40 to save her own next serve.

But Mauresmo kept the pressure on to clinch a 6-1 6-3 victory in just one hour and three minutes.

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