LONDON---It was an ideal match for an American tennis fan.
Decent weather. The setting was Wimbledon. And Serena Williams won in convincing fashion, beating Jelena Jankovic of Serbia, 6-3, 6-1, in the first round on Saturday afternoon.
Michelle Obama, welcome to the Olympic Games.
All in all, the first lady's visit to Wimbledon appeared to be a successful one. She sat in Williams' box, along with Dominique Dawes, the gymnast who competed in two Olympics in the '90s, winning gold in 1996. Obama was an excited supporter as Williams won her match in a little more than an hour.
That was about the only suspense ... if Jankovic could last an hour against Williams. Not long ago, Williams/Jankovic would have been a marquee match, not an opener. But Jankovic, a former No. 1, is clinging to a spot in the top 20.