Venus Williams rolls into second round

Updated: June 20, 2011, 6:26 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WIMBLEDON, England -- Five-time champion Venus Williams, back on her favorite grass surface, swept into the second round of Wimbledon on Monday with a straight-sets win over 97th-ranked Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan.

Williams, who returned to action at Eastbourne last week after an injury layoff of nearly five months, looked right at home at the All England Club as she beat Amanmuradova 6-3, 6-1 on the opening day of the 125th edition of the championships.

Williams kept her opponent ...

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