HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Wimbledon day one

Reuters · 07/01 10:20
HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Wimbledon day one

- Highlights of the first day at the Wimbledon tennis championships on Monday (times GMT)

1950 BELLUCCI TAKES LEAD BEFORE PLAY SUSPENDED

Italian qualifier Mattia Bellucci took a 6-4 3-6 6-3 lead over 14th seed Ben Shelton of the United States before the match on court 18 was suspended due to darkness.

1940 ANDREEVA KNOCKED OUT

Czech Brenda Fruhvirtova stunned Roland Garros semi-finalist and 24th seed Mirra Andreeva of Russia with a 1-6 6-3 6-2 win.

1936 SINNER ADVANCES IN FOUR SETS

Italian Jannik Sinner, the world one and top seed, overcame a third-set wobble to beat Germany's Yannick Hanfmann 6-3 6-4 3-6 6-3.

1915 PAUL EDGES MARTINEZ, ANDREESCU THROUGH

American Tommy Paul, the 12th seed, overcame Spain's Pedro Martinez 6-2 6-1 4-6 6-3.

Former U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu claimed a 6-4 6-2 win over Romanian Jaqueline Cristian.

1858 GAUFF, NAVARRO CRUISE INTO SECOND ROUND

World two Coco Gauff advanced to the second round with a convincing 6-1 6-2 win over compatriot Caroline Dolehide.

Fellow American Emma Navarro, the 19th seed, had trouble overcoming China's Wang Qiang 6-0 6-2.

1824 SONEGO KNOCKS OUT NAVONE

Italy's Lorenzo Sonego beat Argentinian 31st seed Mariano Navone 6-4 7-6(2) 6-4 to reach the second round.

1737 BUBLIK BOUNCES BACK TO BEAT MENSIK

Kazakh 23rd seed Alexander Bublik fought back from two sets down to defeat Jakub Mensik 4-6 6-7(2) 6-4 6-4 6-2.

1724 RADUCANU REACHES SECOND ROUND

British wildcard and former U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu beat lucky loser Renata Zarazua 7-6(0) 6-3 to reach the second round, where she will face Belgium's Elise Mertens.

1656 HUMBERT DEFEATS SHEVCHENKO

French 16th seed Ugo Humbert beat Kazakhstan's Alexander Shevchenko 6-1 4-6 7-6(2) 6-7(3) 6-1.

1640 OSAKA BEATS PARRY

Four-times Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka, playing in Wimbledon for the first time since 2019, beat Diane Parry 6-1 1-6 6-4.

1638 SUN SHOCKS ZHENG

Qualifier Lulu Sun, playing in Wimbledon's main draw for the first time, has stunned Chinese eighth seed and Australian Open finalist Zheng Qinwen 4-6 6-2 6-4.

1609 KEYS BEATS TREVISAN

Last year's quarter-finalist Madison Keys beat Martina Trevisan 6-4 7-6(4) to reach the second round, where the American 12th seed will face China's Yafan Wang.

1544 AZARENKA WITHDRAWS DUE TO INJURY

Belarusian 16th seed Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn due to shoulder injury ahead of her first-round match against Sloane Stephens. Azarenka has been replaced in the draw by lucky loser Elsa Jacquemot.

1459 ALCARAZ DEFEATS LAJAL

Defending champion and Spanish third seed Carlos Alcaraz beat Estonian qualifier Mark Lajal 7-6(3) 7-5 6-2 to reach the second round.

1426 PAOLINI BEATS SORRIBES TORMO

French Open finalist Jasmine Paolini beat Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo 7-5 6-3 to reach the second round, where the Italian seventh seed will face Germany's Greet Minnen.

1408 MEDVEDEV MARCHES PAST KOVACEVIC

Last year's semi-finalist and Russian fifth seed Daniil Medvedev beat American Aleksandar Kovacevic 6-3 6-4 6-2.

1354 NAKASHIMA SHOCKS BAEZ

American Brando Nakashima stunned Argentinian 18th seed Sebastian Baez, beating him 6-2 6-3 6-4 in the first round.

1340 ZHANG BEATS JANVIER

Chinese 32nd seed Zhang Zhizhen defeated Frenchman Maxime Janvier 7-6(4) 6-3 6-2 to reach Wimbledon's second round for the first time. Zhang will play Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff .

1329 KASATKINA DEFEATS ZHANG

Former quarter-finalist and Russian 14th seed Daria Kasatkina breezed past Zhang Shuai 6-3 6-0.

1323 TIAFOE BEATS ARNALDI

American 29th seed Frances Tiafoe reached the second round, beating Italy's Matteo Arnaldi 6-7(5) 2-6 6-1 6-3 6-3.

1309 KOSTYUK CRUISES PAST SRAMKOVA

Ukrainian 18th seed Marta Kostyuk beat Slovakia's Rebecca Sramkova 6-3 6-2 to reach the second round.

1223 RUUD BEATS BOLT

Norwegian eighth seed Casper Ruud eased past Australian qualifier Alex Bolt 7-6(2) 6-4 6-4.

1210 SHAPOVALOV DEFEATS JARRY

Canadian former semi-finalist Denis Shapovalov beat Chilean 19th seed Nicolas Jarry 6-1 7-5 6-4.

1206 SABALENKA PULLS OUT DUE TO INJURY

Third seed Aryna Sabalenka pulled out shortly before her opening match against Emina Bektas due to a shoulder injury.

1200 DIMITROV BEATS LAJOVIC

Former semi-finalist and Bulgarian 10th seed Grigor Dimitrov beat Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 6-3 6-4 7-5 to reach the second round.

1143 YASTREMSKA DEFEATS PODOROSKA

Australian Open semi-finalist and Ukrainian 28th seed Dayana Yastremska beat Argentina's Nadia Podoroska 6-1 7-6(1) to reach the Wimbledon's second round for the first time since 2019.

1140 PAVLYUCHENKOVA BEATS TOWNSEND

Former quarter-finalist and 25th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated Taylor Townsend 7-6(4) 6-1 in the first round.

1116 SAKKARI BREEZES PAST KESSLER

Greek seed Maria Sakkari served five aces as she brushed aside American qualifier McCartney Kessler 6-3 6-1 to reach the second round.

WHO IS IN THE ROYAL BOX?

Famous faces in the royal box on Monday included former England soccer captain David Beckham, wildlife broadcaster David Attenborough and broadcaster Alexander Armstrong.

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(Reporting by Shifa Jahan, Chiranjit Ojha and Janina Nuno Rios, Editing by Ed Osmond and Alison Williams)

((Shifa.Jahan@thomsonreuters.com;))