Roddick safely through at Wimbledon

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Andy Roddick has advanced to the second round at Wimbledon by beating Jeremy Chardy of France 6-3, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3.

Roddick, seeded sixth, had only nine unforced errors and hit 46 winners, including 20 aces. The American lost just eight points on his first serve.

Roddick, the runner-up to Roger Federer in 2004 and 2005, improved to 29-8 at Wimbledon. He and Federer are in opposite halves of the bracket again this year.

Chardy was the 2005 boys' champion.

Meanwhile top-seeded Dinara Safina has moved into the second round with a straight-set victory over Lourdes Dominguez Lino.

Still seeking her first Grand Slam title, Safina won 7-5, 6-3.

It was the Russian's first match at a major tournament since losing the French Open final this month. Safina is 0-3 in Grand Slam finals.

The younger sister of two-time major champion Marat Safin has never been past the third round at the All England Club.

The 72nd-ranked Dominguez Lino dropped to 0-3 at Wimbledon for her career.