Britain's boy from nowhere puts Novak, Roger in shade

The Serb registered a 6-0, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 win over James Ward. French Open champion Garbine Muguruza reached the Wimbledon second round on Monday with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 win over Italy's Camila Giorgi.

Novak Djokovic plays a forehand shot during the Men's Singles first round against James Ward in day one of the Wimbledon.   -  Getty Images

Garbine Muguruza, who was runner-up to Serena Williams in 2015, had a tough opening round against Camila Giorgi at the Wimbledon on Monday.   -  Getty Images

Wimbledon heavyweight champions Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer were overshadowed by a new British hero on Monday in the stocky frame of world number 706 and old folks tennis coach Marcus Willis.

World No.1 Djokovic cruised to an easy 6-0, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 victory over Britain's James Ward, comfortably demonstrating why his recent French Open triumph allowed him to pass the $100 million prize money barrier.

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That staggering sum was then put into thrilling perspective courtesy of beefy 25-year-old Willis, nicknamed 'Cartman' after the South Park cartoon character and who had earned just $65 in prize money this year before Monday.

The fairytale continues with an unlikely match-up against seven-time champion Federer and a guaranteed £50,000 ($66,000).

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Willis defeated Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania, ranked 652 places above him, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 out on a raucous Court 17 where fans sung 'walking in a Willis wonderland'.

He is the lowest-ranked qualifier to make the second round of a major since Jared Palmer at number 923 at the 1988 US Open.

Willis was last into the pre-qualifying competition for Wimbledon, where he played three matches and then battled through three more ties to book a place in not only his first Grand Slam event but his first main tour competition.

"It's all surreal, a little bit out of hand," said a shell-shocked Willis.

Top seed Djokovic, who holds all four majors and is bidding for a third successive Wimbledon title, goes on to face France's Adrian Mannarino. A fourth Wimbledon title would make him just the second man since Don Budge in 1938 to win five straight majors.

It would also put him three-quarters of the way to becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to complete the calendar Grand Slam. "The first nine games were flawless," said Djokovic, who raced out into a 6-0, 3-0 lead before Ward, ranked at 177, steadied the ship.

Djokovic has won six of the last eight Grand Slams, taking him to a career tally of 12 -- within two of Rafael Nadal's mark and five behind Federer's record. Federer, whose last major triumph was at Wimbledon in 2012, saw off Argentina's world number 51 Guido Pella, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3), 6-3.

The 34-year-old's 303rd Grand Slam singles victory moved him within three of Martina Navratilova's record. "I'm really excited to play against him (Willis). It's a huge moment for him, his story his unbelievable," said Federer.

Ivanovic crashes

Five-time women's champion Venus Williams battled past Croatian teenager Donna Vekic 7-6 (7/3), 6-4. Williams, 36, is the oldest woman in the main draw and first won Wimbledon in 2000 when Vekic was just four.

The world number eight, playing in a record-equalling 71st Grand Slam, will next play Greek qualifier Maria Sakkari.

French Open champion Garbine Muguruza also made the second round with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 win over Italy's Camila Giorgi. The second seeded Spaniard, who was runner-up to Serena Williams in 2015, goes on to face Slovakian qualifier Jana Cepelova.

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic was knocked out, losing 6-2, 7-5 to Russian qualifier, Ekaterina Alexandrova, the world 223. Ivanovic said she was > suffering a right wrist injury and won't play again until the Rio Olympics.

Nishikori, Raonic advance

Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori started his bid to finally make a strong run at Wimbledon with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Australia's Sam Groth.

Milos Raonic started with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 6-4 victory over Pablo Carreno Busta in front of new coach and All England Club legend John McEnroe.

Raonic will next play Italy's Andreas Seppi.

Cancer survivor Duval weeps on Wimbledon return

Vicky Duval was reduced to tears as she returned to Wimbledon for the first time since getting a clean bill of health following her battle with cancer.

Duval was only a teenager when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma during the 2014 Wimbledon qualifying stages.

After undergoing chemotherapy, the 20-year-old American is healthy again and her appearance in the grass-court Grand Slam on Monday was a major boost to her a comeback, which has also been hampered by a knee injury.

Duval, tipped for the top until the illness struck, is a lowly 572nd in the world rankings as she tries to work her way back to peak form.

And the emotion of returning to Wimbledon proved too much as she sobbed on court after just three games of her 6-0, 7-5 loss to Russia's Daria Kasatkina.

"At about 3-0 in the first set, I just felt really overwhelmed. I wanted to crawl into a ball," Duval said.

"Obviously I'm super happy to be here but inside I was driving myself crazy. It took a set to get me out of it.

"In the second set I pulled a towel over my head in case something was going to happen.

"I was like, 'I don't want anybody to look at me'. It was just a lot of emotions and they were mostly positive but I know what I'm capable of and the fact I'm not there is eating inside of me."

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