Best seed Angelique Kerber battled once more from a first-set drive to see away the danger of Kirsten Flipkens in the second round of Wimbledon.
The world number one, who has been in sketchy shape this year and was a losing finalist at the All England Club in 2016, triumphed 7-5 6-4 on Thursday.
Flipkens, positioned 88th, will be left to mourn a missed open door in the wake of cushioning her lines when serving for the principal set.
The Belgian, a semi-finalist in 2013, demonstrated some incredible assortment to put her adversary under weight, however demonstrated excessively conflicting, making it impossible to make a maintained test.
Kerber securely arranged her approach to triumph to book a third-round meeting with Shelby Rogers.Kerber was the first to flicker in the match as Flipkens stirred up some capable benchmark hitting with a progression of very much camouflaged drop shots to drive a break in amusement six.
Be that as it may, the underdog’s familiarity deserted her toward the begin of the following diversion and Kerber instantly hit back.
Flipkens’ reaction was quick and determined as she teed up the opportunity to serve for the set at 5-3, one of her deft shots at the net drawing a look of incredulity from Kerber.
In any case, there was a fourth back to back break in store as a sketchy Flipkens benefit amusement finished with a wild twofold blame.
The turnaround was finished when Kerber broke for 6-5 and abstained from committing an indistinguishable error from her rival, bringing out the set with a fourth amusement on the turn.
Flipkens halted the decay with a certain hold to begin the second set, before observing an astounding opening pass her by when Kerber delivered an exact passing shot on break point.
At the point when another break opportunity went asking, Flipkens may have detected it was not to be her day and she was broken herself to trail 3-2 preceding uncovering profound to level it when Kerber served for the match.
Having done as such well to keep her expectations alive, Flipkens was then broken and Kerber at long last took care of business in the following diversion.