Wawrinka advances to 2nd round at Wimbledon

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Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland plays a return to Joao Sousa of Portugal during their first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland plays a return to Joao Sousa of Portugal during their first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON (AP) Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka advanced to the second round of Wimbledon with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal on Tuesday.

Wawrinka, who served 18 aces, lost in the first round at the French Open in his first Grand Slam since winning his inaugural major at Melbourne in January.

The Swiss player had had lost five times in the first round at Wimbledon, including the past two years.