Former World No 1 Victoria Azarenka returned at Wimbledon with a 3:6, 6:2, 6:1 win over American teenager Catherine Bellis on Monday.
Victoria went down 4-0 in the first set with 18-year-old Bellis acting very confidently.
But the 27-year-old Azarenka broke back to 4-1, and that was beginning of the turnaround.
Victoria finally found her game, which was reflected in the second set. Azarenko was acting confidently, making fewer mistakes and won 6:2.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 3, 2017
In the final set on Monday, she started to get back to her best, losing only five points in the opening four games of the decider. She got broken in the fifth game, but she broke back and then served it out for a spot in the second round.
Azarenka will next face Russian Elena Vesnina on Wednesday. The 15th-seeded Russian reached the Wimbledon semifinals last year.