Venus and Serena Williams played their first doubles match in two years Thursday and breezed into the second round of Wimbledon by beating Vesna Dolonc of Serbia and Olga Savchuk of Ukraine 6-0, 6-3. The Williams sisters broke their opponents four times and never lost their serve.
Sharapova's old serving problems resurfaced on Thursday, costing her the second set before she recovered to beat Tsvetana Pironkova, 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-0.
Defending champion Petra Kvitova, seeded fourth, advanced to the third round beating Elena Baltacha of Britain 6-0, 6-4. No. 2-seeded Victoria Azarenka defeated Romina Oprandi 6-2, 6-0.Agencies