Serena Puts On Stunning Display For Mum At Wimbledon

US player Serena Williams’s mother Oracene Price (L) sits in the royal box to watch Serena on Centre Court play against Switzerland’s Amra Sadikovic during their women’s singles first round match on the second day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 28, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE
US player Serena Williams’s mother Oracene Price (L) sits in the royal box to watch Serena on Centre Court play against Switzerland’s Amra Sadikovic during their women’s singles first round match on the second day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 28, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Defending champion Serena Williams reached the Wimbledon second round Tuesday with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic as her mother watched from the front row of the Royal Box.

The 34-year-old world number one, chasing a seventh Wimbledon title and record-equalling 22nd major, took her Grand Slam career record in first rounds to a formidable 63 wins against just one defeat.

She next faces fellow American Christina McHale for a place in the last 32.

“My mom was up there in the Royal Box, so that was nice,” said the American star after giving mother Oracene Price an afternoon to remember on Centre Court.

“I will have to get my dad out here now.”

Williams claimed victory over world number 148 Sadikovic on a second match point courtesy of a successful Hawk-Eye challenge.

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“I never underestimate any opponent. I always expect the best of myself,” added Williams, who won 12 straight points at the start of the match to open a 3-0 lead.

However, not everyone gave her the royal seal of approval.

“It was one of the worst serving efforts I’ve seen from Serena. This is what is giving other players hope,” said US legend John McEnroe, commentating for the BBC.

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