Snubbed Serena takes out anger on Chakvetadze

London: A seething Serena Williams took out her anger at being exiled from the main showcourts by pulverising hapless Russian Anna Chakvetadze 6-0, 6-1 to reach the third round of Wimbledon on Thursday.

Three-times champion Williams, whose day at the All England Club began by curtsying to Queen Elizabeth on the players` terrace, was clearly not amused by Wimbledon organisers` decision to banish her to the sunken Court 2.

She arrived for her match looking very angry and Chakvetadze was soon on the receiving end of a barrage of brutal groundstrokes.

Chakvetadze raised the loudest cheers from the crowd when she finally ended a losing streak of 11 games but the smile on her face was soon wiped off as Williams bashed down a winner to end the Russian`s torment after 49 fleeting minutes.

Bureau Report

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