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Anderson eases into second round at Wimbledon
- Updated: June 25, 2013
By Mark Etheridge
Top ranked South African, Kevin Anderson had a comfortable cruise into the second round of the All-England Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Seeded 27th for the year’s second Grand Slam, Anderson beat unseeded Olivier Rochus of Belgium in straight sets, 6-4 6-2 6-1.
The big-serving Anderson who has already had the best year of his professional career, only needed 78 minutes to dispose of Rochus out on Court No10.
He fired down 28 aces compared to none from his opponent and won an impressive 91% of points on his power-packed first service. He hit a total of 68 winners to Rochus’ 14.
Anderson now comes up against 29-year-old Polish player Michal Przysiezny, a player currently placed 126th on the ATP Tour rankings. The two have yet to play each other.
Also on Tuesday, our top-ranked women’s player, Chani Scheepers is in action against 11th seed Roberta Vinci of Italy in first round action.