Angelique Kerber cruises
World number one Angelique Kerber kicked off her bid to return to the Wimbledon final with a 6- 4, 6-4 win over Irina Falconi. With defending champion Serena Williams sidelined, the race to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish is the most wide open in a generation. Kerber, is among the favourites. The German has failed to maintain that form this season and her poor run culminated in an embarrassing French Open first round loss to Ekaterina Makarova last month. But top seeded Kerber showed glimpses of her best form as she saw off American qualifier Falconi in 87 minutes on Centre Court.