07/30/2012 09:09 EDT | Updated 09/29/2012 05:12 EDT

No. 1 Azarenka defeats Begu, moves to second round at Olympics

WIMBLEDON, England - Victoria Azarenka moved into the second round in the Olympics on Monday with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 win over Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania.

Azarenka's match at Wimbledon was rescheduled from Sunday because of rain. The world No. 1 from Belarus could end up on court six consecutive days if she reaches the gold medal round in singles.

Azarenka needs to win gold to retain the top ranking.