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Serena Williams inspired by Michelle Obama

Serena inspired by Michelle Obama
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Serena Williams reveals that she was inspired by the watching Michelle Obama as she wins her opening singles match of the Olympic Games.

Serena Williams has revealed that she was inspired by the watching Michelle Obama as she won her opening singles match of the Olympic Games.

The American brushed aside Serbian Jelena Jankovic 6-3 6-1 on Centre Court with the First Lady in the crowd.

"It was great seeing Michelle there," Williams told reporters. "It just made me want to play better and I felt even better.

"We're here for our country and to play well. I loved her dress, which is always nice. She is always looking good."

Williams, who won a fourth Wimbledon title at the All England Club last month, will now face Poland's Ursula Radwanska in the second round.


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Result
Karlovic
Nishikori
3 66 7 7 67
6 7  5 5 7 
Result
Andreescu
Sevastova
3 6 2
6 3 6
Result
Brengle
Pliskova
6 1 0
4 6 6
Result
Giorgi
Swiatek
6 6
2 0
Result
Kuzmova
Svitolina
4 1
6 6
Result
Wang
Krunic
6 6
2 3
Result
Coric
Fucsovics
6 6 6
4 3 4
Result
Ivashka
Carreno Busta
2 3 67
6 6 7 
Result
Kohlschreiber
Sousa
5 6 64 7 4
7 4 7  5 6
Result
Wawrinka
Raonic
7  66 611 65
64 7  7  7 
Result
Bacsinszky
Vikhlyantseva
6 7
2 5
Result
Mertens
Gasparyan
6 7
1 5
Result
Potapova
Keys
3 4
6 6
Result
Siegemund
Hsieh
3 4
6 6
Result
Osaka
Zidansek
6 6
2 4
Result
Chung
Herbert
2 6 2 4
6 1 6 6
Result
Donskoy
Krajinovic
4 68 62
6 7  7 
Result
Fognini
Mayer
7  6 7 
63 3 65
Result
Goffin
Copil
5 7 6 6
7 5 2 4
Result
Harrison
Medvedev
3 3 3
6 6 6
Result
Pouille
Marterer
7  7  5 6
68 68 7 4
Result
Halep
Kenin
6 65 6
3 7  4
Result
Zhang
Pliskova
6 7
3 5
Result
Cornet
Williams
3 6 0
6 4 6
Result
Daniel
Shapovalov
3 62 3
6 7  6
5am
Bolt
Simon
6.30am
Suarez Navarro
Yastremska
Result
Popyrin
Thiem
7 6 2
5 4 0

(ret.)
8am
Zverev
Chardy
8am
Bouchard
Williams
9.30am
Djokovic
Tsonga
9.30am
Konta
Muguruza

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