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2012 Wimbledon: Americans Start Strong On Tuesday

The first day of competition in the 2012 Championships at Wimbledon didn't go so well for a few Americans as both Venus Williams and John Isner were eliminated on Monday. However, Tuesday saw much more success for Americans as several earned passes to the second round with strong play in the first round.

Among those that had very strong Tuesday performances was Florida resident, Serena Williams, who defeated Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in straight sets, losing just six games.

Also winning on Tuesday were Mardy Fish, Jesse Levine, Brian Baker and Christina McHale. The first round wasn't without defeat for Americans though as a few saw their doubles play in the tournament come to an end. Among those that were eliminated from doubles play was Fort Lauderdale-native Sloane Stephens who was paired Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia.

Andy Roddick headlines the remaining Americans that will play on Tuesday.

For more throughout Wimbledon, visit SB Nation's Tennis hub.

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