Andy Murray roared to victory in his first Wimbledon match, putting the icing on the cake of Britain's most successful first round since 2006.
The 25-year-old, whose girlfriend Kim Sears watched his game, beat former world number three Nikolay Davydenko in straight sets in the first-round game on centre court.
Afterwards, the Scot said: "I just wanted to go out there today, play well, keep my focus, and not worry about the other stuff that goes on off the court around this time of the year... time to let the tennis do the talking."
Murray joins fellow Briton James Ward, who made it through to the second round of Wimbledon for the first time after he beat Spain's Pablo Andujar in five sets.
In the women's tournament, Elena Baltacha recovered from a set down to beat Italy's Karin Knapp and Anne Keothavong made it through to round two after a two sets win over Spain's Laura Pous-Tio. They join Heather Watson who celebrated her first Wimbledon win on Monday night.
The Lawn Tennis Association said it was the best start since 2006, when Britain got seven players through to the second round.
Jamie Baker's match against American Andy Roddick was suspended until tomorrow.
Other Britons were not so lucky. Laura Robson was left "really disappointed" after former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone came from one set down to beat her.
Naomi Broady, 22, also left the grand slam stage after losing to Lourdes Dominguez Lino.
The pair followed fellow Britons Josh Goodall and Oli Golding, who were both knocked out of the tournament yesterday.