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2012 London Olympics: Serena Williams Wins Her First Round Match In Straight Sets

Earlier in July, Serena Williams appeared at Wimbledon and won her fifth singles title. She was back at Wimbledon again on Saturday, this time competing in the Olympics with a different goal in mind: winning a gold medal.

She is one step closer after she advanced to the second round after beating Serbia's Jelena Jankovic in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.

Williams was dominant in the match winning 56 total points with eight aces in comparison to Jankovic's one. Serena also had 20 total winner's to her opponents 11, six of those coming on her forehand and three on her backhand.

Stick with this StoryStream for all your news and updates on the Florida athletes in the 2012 Olympic Games. For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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