Another day, another Canadian through to the second round at Wimbledon.
Aleksandra Wozniak of Blainville, Que., defeated Mariya Koryttseva of Ukraine 7-5, 6-4 yesterday. Her win comes a day after Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., upset David Nalbandian of Argentina in the first round of the men’s draw.
American Venus Williams, the defending women’s champion, struggled in the first set before cruising to a 7-6 (5), 6-1 victory over British teenager Naomi Cavaday to begin her bid for a fifth Wimbledon title.
As reigning champion, Williams was up first on “Ladies Day” on Centre Court yesterday as the All England Club enjoyed a second spell of dry, sunny weather on a day that also featured wins by Spain’s Rafael Nadal and American Andy Roddick and former champions Maria Sharapova of Russia and American Lindsay Davenport. Fourth-seeded Russian Nikolay Davydenko was the top name to go out.