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Wimbledon Day 1: The Best Shots

Serena, Roger, and more came to play at the All England Club.

The game's best are once again sporting their tennis whites for the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London. It's a long-awaited return for American player Serena Williams, who hasn't competed on the grass court since 2016, after she took time off for the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian. (As a result, she's seeded 25th in the tournament.) Here, the best shots from Williams' victorious first match and others around the All England Club. (Pictured: Serena Williams serves, July 2)

TRUE GRIT OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images TRUE GRIT U.S. player Madison Keys grimaces during her match with Australia's Ajla Tomljanović. Keys won in straight sets. GROUNDS KEEPER GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images GROUNDS KEEPER Switzerland's Roger Federer digs deep to return to Serbia's Dušan Lajović. Federer also triumphed in straight sets.

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THUMPS UP Michael Steele/Getty Images THUMPS UP Gaël Monfils of France indicates he's all right after taking a tumble during his match against Richard Gasquet, also of France. Monfils went on to win the match. MEAN GREEN Clive Mason/Getty Images MEAN GREEN Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands muscles a return to Serena Williams. Rus lost to Williams in straight sets. HUSTLING BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images HUSTLING Britain's Liam Broady runs after a shot from Canada's Milos Raonic. Broady was ultimately unsuccessful against Roanic. THE SPLITS OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images THE SPLITS Venus Williams of the U.S. falls while playing Johanna Larsson of Sweden. But Williams wasn't down for long — she won the match in three sets. HEAD GAMES GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images HEAD GAMES Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka gets frustrated while playing Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov. Wawrinka went on to win the match in four. AIRBORNE Clive Brunskill/Getty Images AIRBORNE Federer serves. ANTICIPATION Clive Mason/Getty Images ANTICIPATION Sloane Stephens of the U.S. eyes a shot while playing Donna Vekić of Croatia. Stephens ultimately lost to Vekić. LET'S SHAKE Clive Brunskill/Getty Images LET'S SHAKE Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (right) defeats Varvara Lepchenko of the U.S. in straight sets. FIST PUMP OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images FIST PUMP Williams celebrates her win. THAT'S A STRETCH Matthew Stockman/Getty Images THAT'S A STRETCH Aleksandra Krunić of Serbia returns against Madison Brengle of the U.S. Brengle won in three sets. VICTORIOUS BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images VICTORIOUS Williams reacts to a winning point.



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