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Result: Mikhail Youzhny makes light work of James Ward at Wimbledon

British wildcard James Ward manages to win just five games as he is blown away by Mikhail Youzhny in the first round of Wimbledon.

British wildcard James Ward managed to win just five games as he was blown away by Mikhail Youzhny in the first round of Wimbledon today.

Mikhail Youzhny of Russia plays a forehand during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against James Ward of Great Britain on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 23, © Getty Images

After matching Youzhny in the first four games, Ward then lost four in a row to lose the opener 6-2.

The second set was exactly the same, with Ward getting to 2-2 before fading away and going two sets down.

James Ward in action during round one of Wimbledon on June 23, 2014.© Getty Images

A double-break was good enough for the Russian again in the third, this time clinching the set 6-1.

Youzhny, a quarter-finalist two years ago, will next play Jimmy Wang in the second round.

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