Wimbledon, England, Jun 22 : French Open champion Li Na safely negotiated her opening match at Wimbledon on Tuesday, beating Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia 6-3, 6-3.
The third-seeded Li broke serve four times on her way to a routine win over the No. 72-ranked Kudryavtseva.
Li became the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat Francesca Schiavone in the French Open final this month. She is trying to become the
seventh woman to achieve a French Open-Wimbledon double in the Open era. AP