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Venus Williams battled into the Wimbledon second round as the five-time champion beat Croatian teenager Donna Vekic 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 on Monday. Williams is the oldest woman in the main draw of this year's tournament and first won Wimbledon in 2000 when Vekic was just four. World number eight Williams will play Greek qualifier Maria Sakkari for a place in the third round.
By Kylie MacLellan and Anirban Nag LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's decision to leave the European Union sent new shockwaves through financial markets on Monday, with the pound falling despite the country's leaders' attempts to ease political and economic turmoil unleashed by the move. Finance minister George Osborne said the British economy was strong enough to cope with the volatility caused by Thursday's referendum, the biggest blow since World War Two to the European goal of forging greater unity. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said uncertainties over the global economy had heightened and called for a "united, stable EU, and a stable, prosperous Britain".