The latest on Wimbledon (all times local).
Serena Williams’ 20th Wimbledon was abruptly ended.
Williams was injured in her first round match against Aliaksandra Snovich, Belarus, and she had to retire in the first set.
Williams fell on the grass after hitting a forehand during the fifth game. After losing the fifth game, Williams winced and started to walk gingerly.
She went back to play, but at 3-all her leg buckled during a rally, and she fell to the court. Williams cried and rose as she crossed to the net to concede.
Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion was back in the hunt for a record-breaking 24th major title. Williams’ most recent victory came in 2017
Williams, now 39, was still a favorite among tournament participants. In 2018, and 2019, she was second, and Wimbledon was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Roger Federer survived Wimbledon’s tough test with an asterisk.
Adrian Mannarino was 33 years old when he played his last game before sustaining a leg injury.
He was in fourth place in the fourth set, and slipped on the grass. He fell, pinching his right knee in pain. He was unable to continue the match in the first round and limped through two more before finally giving up. Score: 6-4.
Federer was reticent about his win.
He said to the crowd, “Not like that,” He could have won the match at end. He was clearly the better player.”
Federer was plagued by an erratic forehand and he almost lost in the first round of a Grand Slam since 2003. In the tiebreaker, Federer made four errors in his forehand that were not intentional. He also shank.
Despite this, Mannarino was the 8-time Wimbledon champion.
Wimbledon will not schedule doubles matches Wednesday due to a backlog of singles matches because of rain.
To make play more efficient, the men’s doubles will be reduced from the first two rounds to best-of-3.
Rain in the tournament’s opening two days has caused 39 singles matches to be postponed.
Rain has caused 18 Wimbledon singles matches to be postponed, including one between No. Alize Cornet and Bianca Andreescu are the 5-seeded players.
No. The match between No. 12 Victoria Azarenka & Kateryna Kokolova was also moved to Wednesday. There were also 10 matches for women and six for men.
21 matches were postponed Monday for the tournament.
No. No. 1 Ash Barty, who was ranked 1, overcame a wobbly stretch in order to reach the second round of Wimbledon.
Barty beat Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-1, 6-7 (1) and 6-1 on grass, her first appearance in two years.
Barty lost the second set when she was just two points away from winning, but she regained control by winning the first 13 and five games of her third set. The Australian scored 13 aces, and converted all five break-point opportunities.
Suarez Navaro was only the second time she had appeared in a tournament since her announcement of her recovery from Hodgkin lymphoma.
Alexander Zverev had 20 unforced errors and only 18 aces as he beat qualifier Tallon Griekspoor in Wimbledon’s first round, 6-3.
Zverev’s result was a huge improvement after losing to a Wimbledon qualifier in 2018 and 2019.
Zverev is fourth in the seedings, but is only 9-5 at All England Club.
Rain disrupted play for the second consecutive day, but matches continued on the courts with retractable roofs.
Sebastian Korda looks great on grass, just as his sister.
The 20-year old American made his Wimbledon debut, and defeated No. 15-seeded Alex de Minaur won 6-3,6-4, 6-7(5), 7-6(5).
Nelly Korda (Korda’s sister), won her first major title and became the first American woman in seven years to achieve No. 1. in the women’s global rankings.
Sebastian Korda ranks 50th in career rankings. He also added momentum to his breakout season by defeating a top 20 player at Grand Slam for the first-time.
De Minaur was 22 years old and from Australia. He just won his first tour-level grass title in Eastbourne.
Venus Williams won the 90th Wimbledon match. She beat the rain.
Williams, 41, defeated Mihaela Buzarnescu 7-5 4-6 6-3. Just moments before the match was over, a light shower caused a halt to play on certain courts at The All England Club.
Williams will be playing at Wimbledon for 23rd consecutive time. Williams has won the grass-court tournament five consecutively, most recently in 2008. The victory is her first since winning a match at the Australian Open.
Williams saved five breakpoints in the first set and pulled ahead. She celebrated her victory with her trademark pirouette and shouted, “Come on!”
Williams was able to overcome eight double-faults, and she also erased 13 break points.
Alison Riske, from the United States, lost in round one at Wimbledon to Tereza Martcova 6-2 4-6, 6-1.
42 unforced errors were committed by the 28th-seeded Riske.
Feliciano Lopez lost to No. 22 Daniel Evans of Britain 7-6 (4) 7-2 6-2 7-5 No. 26 Fabio Fognini defeated Albert Ramos Vinolas 7-6(4), 6-2 and 6-4.
No. 8 Karolina Pliskova defeated Tamara Zidansek 7-5 6-4 and No. 13 Elise Mertens defeated wild card Harriet Dart 6-1, 6-3. No. No. 15 Maria Sakkari, and No. 21 Ons Jabeur won the final, while American qualifier Claire Liu defeated Misaki Doi 2-6 6-3 9-7.
Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Serena Williams are back at Centre Court to highlight Day 2, Wimbledon.
Ashleigh Barty, a top-ranked candidate, also starts her campaign by taking on Carla Suarez Navarro.
After a wet opening day at All England Club, the sky is grey with the possibility of rain later in the afternoon.
After 11 matches were halted due to darkness, it’s now a jam-packed schedule. More than 20 were delayed on Day 1.
Barty on Centre Court: Eight-time champion Federer meets Adrian Mannarino, followed by seven-time champ Williams facing Aliaksandra Snovich.
Williams and Federer both lost in Wimbledon’s finals 2019 — Williams to Simona Halep, Federer to Novak Djokovic.
Williams seeks a 24th Grand Slam title that breaks all records.
Federer hopes to improve his 20 major titles record, which he shares with Rafael Nadal.