Defending champion Kerber into Wimbledon second round

London (AFP) –


Defending champion Angelique Kerber reached the Wimbledon second round on Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-3 win over fellow German Tatjana Maria.

Fourth seed Kerber, who defeated Serena Williams to capture her third major, will face lucky loser Lauren Davis of the United States for a place in the last 32.