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Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-06-23

The women's top seed, Dinara Safina (pictured,) battled past Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino in the first round at the All England Club, as Andy Roddick and Juan Martin Del Potro dispatched Frenchmen Jérôme Chardy and Arnaud Clément.

REUTERS - Andy Roddick showed few ill-effects from his ankle injury as he eased past Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3 7-6 4-6 6-3 in the first round at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
 

Roddick, twice a former finalist here, had been an injury doubt after rolling his ankle and retiring from his semi-final at Queen's Club last week, but showed no clear sign of pain in a clinical dismantling of the world number 41 on Centre Court.

 

The American raced into a two-set lead before Chardy pulled one back courtesy of a break in game nine of the third set. The Frenchman struggled with his footing at times in the fourth and Roddick sealed victory when the Chardy netted a forehand.

 

The number six seed will face Russia's Igor Kunitsyn for a place in the third round.

 

Top seed Dinara Safina struggled to find her grasscourt legs before edging past Spain's Lourdes Dominguez Lino 7-5 6-3 in the first round at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
 

The world number one is hoping to break her grand slam duck after failing to get past round three in six previous visits to the All England Club, and after a testing start showed signs she can go deep into the tournament.
 

Dominguez Lino, ranked 72, proved difficult to break down and a late break proved crucial as Safina took the opening set after 55 tight minutes on Court One.
 

Safina, whose brother Marat Safin is also in first-round action later on Tuesday, toiled again in the second, wasting her first chance to seal the match serving at 5-2 before breaking again to progress to a second-round berth against Paraguay's Rossanna De Los Rios.

 

Date created : 2009-06-23

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