Radwanska too strong for Kozlova

Agnieszka Radwanska was able to move safely into the Wimbledon second round as she dispatched Kateryna Kozlova on a rainy day three at SW19. 

With most of the players stuck in the locker room waiting for the rain to subside, Radwanska was one of the lucky ones able to complete her first-round match under the protection of the Centre Court roof on Wednesday.

The third-seeded Pole didn't waste any time either, seizing control of the match from the very first game to wrap up a routine 6-2, 6-1 victory in just over an hour.

Radwanska raced to a 4-0 lead courtesy of two breaks, and despite giving one of those breaks back, she soon wrapped up the first set with her third break of the match.

Two more breaks of serve in the second set put her well and truly on top and after taking a little bit of time to get over the line, failing to convert her first two match points at 5-1, she made no mistake with the third, as Kozlova sent her final forehand into the net.

"A one-hour match is always good, especially because the weather [means] we may play every day, so I am happy with that," she said. "It's like an indoor tournament sometimes. You have to get used to that, it's a little bit different, but without the sun and wind it's a different game and I am happy to win."

In other women’s singles matches that were completed, Germany’s Andrea Petkovic, the 32nd seed, wrapped up a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory over Japan’s Nao Hibino, while unseeded Russian Evgeniya Rodina beat Lesia Tsurenko 6-3, 7-5.

Swiss seventh seed Belinda Bencic cruised past Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova 6-2, 6-3 and Ana Konjuh of Croatia beat Italy’s Karin Knapp 6-3, 6-3.

Two-time Wimbledon winner and Czech 10th seed, Petra Kvitova, had few issues defeating Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-0, 6-4 while American Julia Boserup needed one hour and 38 minutes to beat Tatjana Maria of Germany 6-4, 0-6, 6-2.

British 16th seed Johanna Konta got past Monica Puig of Puerto Rico in straight sets, winning 6-1, 7-5 and Russian 21st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova downed Hsieh Su-Wei of Chinese Taipei 7-5, 1-6, 6-1 in a match lasting one hour and 48 minutes.

And in the last completed match of the day, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada beat Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-4.

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