Nishikori starts Wimbledon with straight sets win

Kei Nishikori (AFP)
Kei Nishikori (AFP)

London - Kei Nishikori, the Japanese ninth seed, cruised through to the second round at Wimbledon in straight sets on Monday.

The 2014 US Open finalist beat Italy's Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 in just 72 minutes at the All England Club.

Nishikori will play either France's Julien Benneteau or Ukrainian qualifier Sergiy Stakhovsky in the last 64.

Wimbledon results on Monday, the first day of the 2017 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeding):

Men

1st rd

Dustin Brown (GER) bt Joao Sousa (POR) 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-4

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) bt Nick Kyrgios (AUS x20) 6-3, 6-4 -- retired

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x12) bt Cameron Norrie (GBR) 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Simone Bolelli (ITA) bt Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Sam Querrey (USA x24) bt Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) 7-6 (7/5), 7-5, 6-2

Women

1st rd

Wang Qiang (CHN) bt Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) 6-3, 6-4

Madison Keys (USA x17) bt Nao Hibino (JPN) 6-4, 6-2

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) bt Irina Khromacheva (RUS) 6-3, 6-4

Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) bt Laura Robson (GBR) 6-4, 6-2

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