Wimbledon 2011 Results: Venus Williams Cruises Past Akgul Amanmuradova

Judged on height alone, the first round Wimbledon 2011 match between 6'1" Venus Williams and 6'3" Akgul Amanmuradova would seem to be a pretty evenly matched one.

But since matches at Wimbledon are decided based on tennis prowess, the five-time champion Williams had a decided advantage from the get-go (once she arrived on court some 10 minutes late, that is). After a somewhat competitive start, Williams cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 first round victory on Court 2 over the No. 97 Uzbek.

The oft-erratic Williams struck only five unforced errors in the 95-minute match, displaying form that should reestablish her place as a perennial contender at the All-England Club.

What will likely grab more headlines than the routine win is Venus' bizarre outfit, which looked like a onesie that might have been worn at Studio 54.  Hopefully this is one of those tournaments where she brings a new outfit for each match, because this one doesn't need to see the light of day ever again.

In addition to Venus, Americans already have a man through to the second round as well. Tenth-seeded Mardy Fish toughed out a tight three-set victory over Spaniard Marcel Granollers, 7-6(3), 7-6(5), 6-4.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for more results from Day 1 of Wimbledon 2011. Get live scores at Wimbledon's official website, and watch matches online for free on ESPN3.

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