Wimbledon Stan Wawrinka beats Victor Estrella Burgos

There was no shock win for Victor Estrella Burgos at Wimbledon, as French Open champion Stan Wawrinka won in straight sets.

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Stan Wawrinka beats Victor Estrella Burgos

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Stan Wawrinka sauntered into the third round of Wimbledon by beating Victor Estrella Burgos in straight sets on No.1 Court.

The French Open champion was not at his best against the world number 48 from the Dominican Republic, but the gulf in class was still apparent as the former took just an hour and 31 minutes to win 6-3 6-4 7-5.

There were as many as 28 unforced errors and six double faults from the fourth seed, but a break in each set was enough to account for veteran Estrella Burgos as temperatures soared late in the day at the All England Club.

Wawrinka, who also beat Joao Sousa in straight sets in his opening match, will face Fernando Verdasco in the third round as he attempts to follow up his triumph at Roland Garros by claiming his first Wimbledon title.

Estrella Burgos made history when he became the oldest first-time ATP title-winner at the Ecuador Open in February, but he never looked like claiming a famous victory over Wawrinka.

The first seven games went with serve, but Wawrinka got his nose in front when Estrella Burgos was made to pay for two double faults as the favourite leaned back and broke with a booming forehand return down the line to lead 5-3.

Wawrinka appeared to be playing within himself to conserve energy, but had no trouble wrapping up the first set with a powerful smash.

The Swiss was not at his best in the second set, either, but raised his game at 4-4 when he sent a sublime backhand winner down the line then went on to break and served out the set to love.

It took Wawrinka only 54 minutes to move within a set of advancing to the third round, with Estrella Burgos not lacking in endeavour but failing to conjure up the quality to pose the Swiss any real problems.

It was a similar story in what proved to be the final set, with Wawrinka prepared to bide his time before seizing the opportunity to claim a break in the 11th game.

Estrella Burgos had no answer as Wawrinka launched himself into a cross-court forehand winner to take a 6-5 lead. He was made to work as Estrella Burgos had two break points in the final game, but both went begging as the classy Swiss got the job done.

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