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article imageWimbledon 2012: 'Big Four' all through, Venus crashes out

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By Kev Hedges
Jun 27, 2012 in Sports
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Wimbledon - The opening two days of Wimbledon tennis championships are behind us and all the top seeds are comfortably through to the second round matches.
In fact the only surprise was to see five-time Wimbledon champ Venus Williams fall at the first hurdle when she was torn apart 6-1 6-3 by Russian Elena Vesnina, ranked world number 79. In the men's first round there were no problems for current holder, Novak Djokovic, who brushed aside Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3 6-3 6-1 and will face American, Ryan Harrison in the second round.
It was even easier for Swiss legend, Roger Federer who barely got out of first gear to see off Albert Ramos 6-1 6-1 6-1. He will now face Italian, Fabio Fognini in round two.
Spanish world number two, Rafael Nadal was made to work a little harder for his victory when he got over an indifferent start to beat Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci 7-6 (7-0) 6-2 6-3.
Great Britain's Andy Murray despatched 10 aces in an inspired performance against Russia's Nikolay Davydenko. The Scot was clinical as he blazed through the balding Russian 6-1 6-1 6-4.
Wednesday is day three of the Championships in the leafy suburbs of outer London, and back on Centre Court at 1pm (0800EDT) play will resume with Roger Federer's second round tie against Fognini, the first game to take place.
There has been no sign of any prolonged rain in the Wimbledon area during the first two days' play and the forecast for the next two days promises more dry weather with only the odd thundery shower passing. Temperatures and humidity are expected to increase on Wednesday and Thursday as the thermometer expects to reach 80F (27c) with 88% humidity by Thursday afternoon.
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