London, June 24 (ANI): Five time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams took the first step towards her sixth title, but not without revealing that she still gets nervous.
"I still get nervous before a Grand Slam. But it's just how you deal with it," The Sun quoted Williams, as saying.
The defending women's champion, 29, eased to a 6-3 6-2 win over Swiss newcomer Stefanie Voegele.
"I'm pretty happy with how I started my defence of the title and I really enjoyed being out there," she said.
"Wimbledon has been a place of great success and pure joy for me," she added. (ANI)