Virginie Razzano has won for the first time since the death of her fiance, beating Sania Mirza of India 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-3 in the first round at Wimbledon.

Razzano also played at the French Open last month, losing in the first round barely a week after Stephane Vidal died at 32 — nine years after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

She says she is playing because "it's my job and my passion, and I must to continue."

Razzano will face top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki in the next round. Razzano is 0-4 against the Dane, including a loss in the Eastbourne final in 2009.