July is here, and as such, the greatest tennis players on the planet have made their way to Britain to compete at Wimbledon. The eyes of the sporting world will be on the famous tournament and each day; there will be new stories from SW19 for everybody to discuss. Each day, we’ll round up the biggest topics and talking points from Wimbledon. Updated daily.
Federer defeats Nadal in dramatic semi-final (12th July)
Roger Federer turned in a typically impressive performance as he overcame the stern competition of Rafael Nadal. In an intense semi-final affair, the Swiss player won in four sets, 7-6 1-6 6-3 6-4, despite a valiant effort from the Spaniard.
Dominant Djokovic progresses (12th July)
World number one Novak Djokovic defeated Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the first semi-final on day 11. The Serb took the first set in just 36 minutes before the 23rd seed surprisingly levelled things up. However, Djokovic wasn’t to be stopped and won the next two sets to win 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
British duo advance to wheelchair doubles semi-final (12th July)
One British pairing did advance to the next round, however! Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett came out on top with a 6-3 2-6 7-6(4) victory over Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer of France to the semi-finals of the wheelchair doubles.
British pair crash out in quarters (12th July)
British duo Connor Thomson and Jacob Fearnley saw their remarkable run come to an end. They were eliminated in the quarter-finals after losing 6-3 7-5 to Martin Damm and Toby Kodat of the United States.
Serena books her place in another final (11th July)
Serena Williams was in brilliant form as she beat Barbora Strycova 6-1 6-2 to reach her 11th Wimbledon final. The American dominated her opponent from game one and never looked like losing.
Simona v Serena on Saturday (11th July)
Williams will face Romanian Simona Halep in the women’s singles final on Saturday. The seventh seed secured a 6-1 6-3 win over eighth seed Elina Svitolina to book her place in the showpiece event.
British pair crash out at the semis (11th July)
The impressive run of British pairing Evan Hoyt and Eden Silva came to an end in the semi-finals. Ivan Dodig and Latisha Chan proved too much as they overcame their opponents 7-5 7-6(5).
Colombian pair secure final date (11th July)
Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah of Colombia secured their place in the men’s doubles final after an intense affair. They defeated Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus 6-4 6-7(4) 7-6(2) 6-4.
French duo book place in the final (11th July)
French duo Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin booked their place in the men’s doubles final. They came out victorious with a straight-sets win over Filip Polasek and Ivan Dodig.
Dream team eliminated in Mixed Doubles (1oth July)
Andy Murray and Serena Williams’ dream of winning the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles are over as they lost to the first seeds, Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar. Murray and Williams lost the first set 3-6 but rallied to win the second 6-4. However, the lost the final set 2-6 and as such, their tournament is now over.
Another semi-final for Novak (10th July)
Novak Djokovic made relatively quick work of his quarter-final match. He was dominant pretty much from start to finish, claiming a 6-4 6-0 6-2 victory over David Goffin.
No drama for Nadal (10th July)
Rafa Nadal made his way to the semi-final in equally impressive fashion. The Spanish star was too good for Sam Querrey, who he beat 7-5 6-2 6-2.
Federer sets up semi-final with Nadal (10th July)
Roger Federer survived a slight scare to set up another major clash with Rafa Nadal. The Swiss star lost the first set 4-6 to Kei Nishikori but he then found his rhythm and won the next three 6-1 6-4 6-4 to book his place in the semi-finals.
Roberto rides on (10th July)
23rd seed Roberto Bautista Agut hadn’t dropped a single set before his clash with Guido Pella and he looked like he would continue that record as he went 2-0 up in his quarter-final against the Argentinian. However, he did drop the third set, but it didn’t make much difference in the end as he won the fourth to set up a semi-final against Novak Djokovic.
Konta’s catastrophic collapse (9th July)
Johanna Konta’s dream of becoming Wimbledon champion is over for another year. The British number one raced to a 4-1 lead, but then she completely fell apart, winning just three more games in the match. She ultimately fell 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 to Czech Barbora Strycova.
Team SerAndy through to Last 16 (9th July)
The dream team of Andy Murray and Serena Williams made it to the Last 16 of the Mixed Doubles with a straight sets win over Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo. The two former singles winners were in great form, with Williams, in particular, putting in a hugely impressive performance. This duo will take some stopping. They face top seeds Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar in the next round. That game should be a cracker!
No Riske of defeat for Serena (9th July)
Earlier on Day Eight, prior to her Mixed Doubles outing, Serena Williams kept alive her hopes of winning a staggering 24th Grand Slam title with a 6-4 4-6 6-3 win over Alison Riske. Williams was made to work for her win by her American compatriot, but in the end, her class showed, and she made it safely to the semi-final, where she’ll face Strycova.
Simona in the semis (9th July)
Simona Halep booked her place in the semi-finals with a straight sets win over China’s Zhang Shuai. The Romanian won the first set 7-6 via a close tie-break but dominated the second set 6-1 to book her place in the last four.
History made by Svitolina (9th July)
Elina Svitolina became the first Ukrainian woman ever to reach a Grand Slam semi-final. She defeated Karolina Muchova in straight sets 7-5 6-4. Her win sets up a semi-final with the impressive Halep.
Hoyt Ho Silva lining! (9th July)
British duo Evan Hoyt and Eden Silva made it into the quarter-finals of the Mixed Doubles with a 2-1 victory over Joran Vliegen and Saisai Zheng, thus increasing the chances of a British winner at this year’s event.
Jamie Murray out of Mixed Doubles (9th July)
Any hopes of Jamie and Andy Murray facing each other in the Mixed Doubles at some point this year were ended early on Day Eight. Murray and his partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands were tied at one set each with third seeds Mate Pavic and Gabriela Dabrowski as Day Seven ended, but Pavic and Dabrowski led the third set 4-3. The third seeds needed just two games to confirm their 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory.
So long to Salisbury (9th July)
Britain’s Joe Salisbury and American Rajeev Ram looked to pull off quite the comeback in the Men’s Doubles Round of 16, but they couldn’t quite get over the line against Henri Kontinen and John Peers. Salisbury and Ram lost the first two sets but came back to tie the game at 2-2. The final set went to 12-12, and as such, Wimbledon’s first ever final set tie-break was played. Final-set tie-breaks have been introduced at Wimbledon this year to stop reoccurrences of mammoth matches like last year’s semi-final between Kevin Anderson and John Isner which lasted over six and a half hours. Unfortunately for Salisbury and Ram, they lost the historic tie-break 7-2.
Djokovic too good for Ugo Humbert (8th July)
Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic confirmed his place in the quarter-finals with a straight sets win over Frenchman Ugo Humbert. The Serbian star only dropped 14 points on his own serve in a dominant performance.
Nadal through to quarter-final (8th July)
Rafa Nadal eased into the quarter-final with a straight-sets win over Joao Sousa. The Spaniard was dominant, winning all three sets 6-2, to advance to the final eight.
Roger Federer breaks another record (8th July)
Roger Federer confirmed his place in a record-setting 17th Wimbledon quarter-final. He comprehensively defeated Matteo Berrettini in just 74 minutes on Centre Court.
Unseeded Sam Querrey into the quarters (8th July)
Sam Querrey was a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2017, and he’s now just one match away from reaching that stage again. The unseeded American defeated compatriot Tennys Sandgren, also unseeded, 3-1.
Konta's Wimbledon hopes still alive (8th July)
Johanna Konta’s dreams of becoming the first British women’s singles player to win Wimbledon in over 40 years are still alive. Konta reached the quarter-finals by coming back from a set down to knock out two-time champion Petra Kvitova.
Barty beaten by Riske (8th July)
The high seeds continued to crash out of the women’s competition. Top seed, and world number one, Ashleigh Barty lost 3-6 6-2 6-3 to Alison Riske.
Halep ends Gauff’s dream (8th July)
Cori Gauff’s dream of winning Wimbledon aged 15 came to an end after she was beaten 6-3 6-3 by Simona Halep. It was a bridge too far for the youngster, who turned in some outstanding performances in the previous rounds.
Serena secures another win (8th July)
Serena Williams made it through to the quarter-finals with a comfortable win over Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro. She has been in good form throughout the competition.
Jamie Murray level going into Day Eight (8th July)
Britain’s Jamie Murray and his partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands of America, are tied at 1-1 with Mate Pavic and Gabriela Dabrowski in the Mixed Doubles Round of 32. They’ll pick up their game early on Day Eight.
Nishikori through after a slight scare (8th July)
Eighth seed Kei Nishikori will face Roger Federer in the quarter-finals, but not before a little scare. He dropped the second set to Mikhail Kukushkin but went on to claim sets three and four to book his spot in the quarters.
Murray & Williams kick off doubles campaign in style (6th July)
Britain’s Andy Murray and American Serena Williams kicked off their dream team mixed doubles campaign with an expected win as they romped to a 6-4 6-1 win over unseeded duo Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi.
Murray out of Men's doubles (6th July)
Whilst Andy Murray had success in the mixed doubles, his dreams of winning the Men’s doubles is over. Murray and his playing partner, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, won the first set against sixth-seeded Croatian duo Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor, but they lost the next three.
Konta fights back to beat Stephens (6th July)
British number one Johanna Konta fought back from a set down to beat American Sloane Stephens by two sets to one, putting the Brit in the last 16 of another Grand Slam event.
Evans loses marathon game to Sousa (6th July)
British number three Dan Evans and Portugal’s Joao Sousa played out a marathon five-set thriller that lasted just four minutes short of four hours. In the end, the Portuguese star ran out a winner, claiming the final set 6-4.
Barty too good for Harriet Dart (6th July)
Britain’s Harriet Dart did well to reach the third round, but she was n0 match for top seed Ashleigh Barty, who claimed a simple 6-1 6-1 victory.
Federer through again (6th July)
It didn’t take Roger Federer too long to beat France’s Lucas Pouille. Federer won in straight sets in a match that lasted just over two hours.
Nadal too much for Tsonga (6th July)
Anything Roger can do, Nadal can do better! It took the Spaniard just 108 minuted to complete a straight-sets victory over another Frenchman; Jo-Wilfred Tsonga.
Bye Bye Bertens! (6th July)
Fourth seed Kiki Bertens is out after losing in straight sets to the unseeded Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic. The high seeds in the Women’s singles competition have continued to fall.
Simple for Serena (6th July)
Earlier in the day, before her doubles win with Murray, Serena Williams made it to the fourth round at Wimbledon for an incredible 16th time with a 2-0 win over Julia Gorges of Germany.
Petra Kvitova on the march for a third title (6th July)
Petra Kvitova’s quest to claim a third Wimbledon title continues after she beat Magda Linette of Poland in straight sets.
Gauff through to next round (5th July)
15-year old Cori Gauff continued her remarkable Grand Slam debut against Polona Hercog, beating the Slovenian in a thrilling 6-3 6-7 (7-9) 5-6 comeback on her Centre Court debut.
Djokovic finishes strongly to progress (5th July)
Novak Djokovic avoided a possible scare in his third-round clash against Hubert Hurkacz. In a closely-contested affair, he was able to progress with a 7-5 6-7 6-1 6-4 victory.
Anderson adds to high-profile casualties (5th July)
Last year’s finalist Kevin Anderson and this year’s fourth seed was dumped out by Argentine Guido Pella. The South African was on the wrong end 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 scoreline, meaning the seeds continue to fall at the All England Club.
Jamie Murray out of men's doubles (5th July)
Jamie Murray and partner Neal Skupski were knocked out of the men’s doubles on Day Five. The pair lost 2-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek after the match was carried over from day four.
Zhang's remarkable run continues (5th July)
Shuai Zhang continued her remarkable run at the All England Club on Day Five with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Caroline Wozniacki. Zhang, who previously had never won a singles match at Wimbledon before this year’s competition, will now face Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska. in the fourth round.
Watson in mixed doubles (5th July)
Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen against Marcelo Demoliner and Abigail Spears in mixed-doubles. Watson won mixed doubles with Kontinen in 2016.
Raonic races through (5th July)
Milos Raonic wonderful relationship with the All England Club continued on Day Five. The Canadian advanced to the second week at Wimbledon for the fifth time in six years with a dominant 7-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory over American Reilly Opelka.
Halep pushes past Azarenka (5th July)
Seventh seed Simona Halep defeated two-time semi-finalist Victoria Azarenka on Centre Court. The Romanian turned in an impressive performance and won 6-3 6-1 to advance to the fourth round.
Bautista Agut books last 16 spot (5th July)
Roberto Bautista Agut knocked out 10th seed Karen Khachanov with a straight sets win. The Spaniard claimed a 6-3, 7-6, 6-1 victory and will face Frenchman Benoit Paire next, looking to make a Wimbledon quarter-final for the first time.
Pliskova powers through (5th July)
Third seed Karolina Pliskova booked her place in the fourth round on Day Five, overcoming Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in an entertaining three-set encounter.
Murray wins in Wimbledon return (4th July)
Andy Murray and his partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert overcame opponents Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert after initially going one set behind, eventually coming through victorious at 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-0, which will now see the duo take on Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor.
Nadal defeats Kyrgios in style (4th July)
Rafael Nadal stylishly overcame Nick Kyrgios to advance to the third round. The Spaniard ran out victorious 6-3 3-6 7-6 7-6 in a heated encounter to continue his promising start to Wimbledon.
Williams pushes past Juvan (4th July)
Kaja Juvan gave Serena Williams a run for her money, but the American advanced beyond the Slovenian teenager. After going a set down, Williams came away with a 2-6 6-2 6-4 victory.
Federer defeats Jay Clarke (4th July)
Whilst Evans progressed to the third round, fellow Brit Jay Clarke was unable to do the same, losing, unsurprisingly, in straight sets to the great Roger Federer.
Confident Konta through (4th July)
Johanna Konta continued her good form at Wimbledon with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Katerina Siniakova. The 19th seed dominated throughout, eventually winning the match in one hour and 12 minutes.
Emotional Evans wins again (4th July)
Dan Evans claimed an emotional second-round win at the All England Club. The Brit defeated 18th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili in a gruelling encounter, taking the win in straight sets 6-3, 6-2, 7-6. Evans will now take on Joao Sousa in the third round.
Dart wins three-set thriller to set up Barty clash (4th July)
Harriet Dart made it through to the third round with a dramatic win over Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia. The 22-year-old won 7-6, 3-6, 6-1 and will now face world number one Ashleigh Barty.
Kerber knocked out (4th July)
If Jo Konta or Harriet Dart are to win Wimbledon, they won’t have to worry about defeating the defending champion as Angelique Kerber was knocked out by American Lauren Davis. Kerber looked in complete control after winning the first set 6-2, but she then lost the second 2-6 and the third 1-6 to seal her exit from the tournament, with Davis, a lucky loser after being beaten in qualifying, now through to the third round.
Nishikori defeats Norrie (4th July)
Brit Cameron Norrie was soundly beaten by Kei Nishikori. The eighth seed comfortably won 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 in one hour and 48 minutes to advance to the third round.
Former finalist Cilic out (4th July)
Marin Cilic, who made the final back in 2017, suffered a straight sets loss to Joao Sousa. The Portuguese star won 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 and will meet Britain’s Dan Evans for a place in the last 16.
Petra's perfect serving sees her through (4th July)
Sixth seed Petra Kvitova was in fine form on day four as she booked her place in the third round with a straight sets win over Kristina Mladenovic. Kvitova fired in four consecutive aces during the encounter to safely advance 7-5, 6-2.
Bertens beats Townsend (4th July)
Fourth seed Kiki Bertens avoided becoming another high seed to be eliminated with a 2-1 victory over American Taylor Townsend. Bertens lost the first set 3-6 but won a tense tie-breaker in the second set to stay in the tournament before winning the third set 6-2
Shock loss for Edmund (3rd July)
Kyle Edmund suffered a surprising defeat to Spaniard Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday. After winning the first two games 6-4, Verdasco turned it around and won three on the bounce to secure the victory. After winning the third game on a tie break, Verdasco then came away with 6-3 and 6-4 wins to send him through to the next round.
Djokovic eases through to next round (3rd July)
Novak Djokovic won in straight sets against American Denis Kudla on Wednesday. The Serbian won 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2 in his games to seal the victory on the day. It was a relatively simple match for Djokovic, as he got the job done with ease.
Watson's Wimbledon dream over (3rd July)
British number two Heather Watson suffered a second-round defeat to 20th seed Anett Kontaveit. The Estonian edged the first set before cruising to a second set win, taking the encounter 7-5, 6-1.
Gauff beats Rybarikova (3rd July)
15-year-old Coco Gauff continues to impress as she beat Rybarikova in straight sets on Wednesday. The teenager, who overcame Venus Williams in the last round, won 6-3 and 6-3 to progress through again.
Stan suffers second round shock (3rd July)
Swiss star Stan Wawrinka headed out of the tournament on day three after a thrilling five-set match against American Reilly Opelka. The 21-year-old giant took the encounter 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-8 to book his place in the third round.
Former finalist Raonic safely through (3rd July)
A finalist back in 2016 against Andy Murray, Canadian Milos Raonic also booked his spot in the third round with a straight sets win against Dutchman Robin Haase. Raonic, who fired in 32 aces on his way to victory, will now face Stan Wawrinka’s conqueror Reilly Opelka.
Excitement builds following Murray and Williams announcement (3rd July)
One of the main talking points overnight and during day three was the announcement that Andy Murray will play alongside Serena Williams in the mixed doubles. The duo will take on Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi in the first-round. Murray and Williams could take on top seeds Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar in the third round, should both teams advance to that stage.
Azarenka advances (3rd July)
Victoria Azarenka wasted no time on day three to book her place in the third round. The Belarusian smashed 15 winners on her way to a 6-2, 6-0 win over Ajla Tomljanovic, with the match lasting just one hour and two minutes.
Andersen overcomes Tipsaevic obstacle (3rd July)
Kevin Anderson edged past Janko Tipsaevic 4-1 on games on Wednesday. The South African won 6-4, before losing on a tie break in the second game, before winning 6-1 and 6-4 to come away with the victory.
Halep beats fellow Romanian (3rd July)
Romanian clash. Seventh seed Simona Halep beat Mihaela Buzarnescu 2-1 on games to progress to the next round. She won the 1st and 3rd games 6-3 and 6-2 respectively.
Barty breezes through (2nd July)
World number one Ashleigh Barty needed just one hour and 15 minutes to sail past China’s Saisai Zheng 6-4 6-2. The Australian is regarded as one of the strong favourites to take the title at the All England Club and showed her quality on day two.
Ward almost wins (2nd July)
Brit James Ward almost completed a shock over 18th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili. However, after taking the first two sets, Basilashvili fought back brilliantly to take an epic contest 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 8-6. The Georgian will now take on another Brit, Dan Evans, in the second round.
Federer suffers early scare before Centre Court victory (2nd July)
Roger Federer suffered an opening scare against South African Lloyd Harris before breezing through in a four-set win. The Swiss star lost the first set 6-3 before winning the next three 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and 50 minutes.
Confident Konta through (2nd July)
British number one Johanna Konta began her quest for a maiden Wimbledon title with an impressive 7-5, 6-2 win over Ana Bogdan. The 19th seed looked relatively comfortable on Court One and will be full of confidence heading into her second-round match.
Fifth seed Thiem defeated by Querrey (2nd July)
After sixth and seventh seeds Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered shock exits on Monday, fifth seed Dominic Thiem also went out. Despite taking the first set, the Austrian was dumped out by American Sam Querrey 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-0.
Williams secures second-round place (2nd July)
Serena Williams kicked her Wimbledon campaign off in style. The seven-time champion defeated Italian opponent Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6-2 7-5 in a rather speedy encounter, which lasted just one hour and 19 minutes.
Norrie through to second round for first time (2nd July)
Brit Cameron Norrie claimed a first-round win over Denis Istomin to earn a first Wimbledon singles victory. Norrie prevailed 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 and will now face eighth seed Kei Nishikori in the second round.
Nadal calmly advances (2nd July)
Rafael Nadal was in typically confident mood as he made easy work of Japanese competitor Yuichi Sugita. The third seed comprehensively won 6-3 6-1 6-3 to book his place in the second round.
Three-time champion Kerber through (2nd July)
Defending champion Angelique Kerber was also victorious on day two. The German defeated Tatjana Maria 6-4 6-3 in a dominant performance on Centre Court to book her spot in round two.
Dart produces devastating comeback win (2nd July)
British youngster Harriet Dart claimed a maiden Grand Slam singles win with a comeback victory over Christina McHale. The American won the first set, however, Dart produced an impressive comeback, eventually taking the match 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Dart
Clarke advances past Rubin (2nd July)
Young Brit Jay Clarke was able to book his place in the second round with a dramatic victory over Noah Rubin. After falling behind initially, he won on home soil 4-6 7-5 6-4 6-4 to progress past his American counterpart.
Sharapova forced to retire in final set (2nd July)
Maria Sharapova was unable to conclude her first-round clash with Pauline Parmentier as she retired in the final set. The former world number one went behind 4-6 7-6 (7-4) 5-0 before being forced to bring play to a halt because of a forearm injury.
Muguruza makes way (2nd July)
2017 champion Garbine Muguruza suffered a first-round exit at the hands of Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia. The Spaniard, who has failed to go past the last 16 in six of her last seven major appearances, lost 6-4, 6-4 in a surprise result.
Controversial Kyrgios through (2nd July)
Nick Kyrgios defeated fellow Australian Jordan Thompson in a thrilling five-set first round match. The 24-year-old will now take on Rafael Nadal in round two in what looks set to be a must watch encounter.
15-year-old Gauff overcomes Venus Williams (1st July)
In one of the most remarkable stories in Wimbledon history, 15-year-old debutant Cori Gauff defeated her tennis idol and five-time champion Venus Williams. Gauff is the youngest player to feature in the competition during the Open Era, and she stunned the world with an incredible triumph over her American counterpart.
Win for Watson (1st July)
British star Heather Watson saved two set points in the first set before stepping through the gears to defeat 17-year-old American qualifier Caty McNally. Watson came into the tournament in poor form, losing in the first-round at Nottingham, Birmingham and Eastbourne, so this win will have given her some much-needed confidence.
Osaka stunned as Putintseva advances (1st July)
World number two Naomi Osaka suffered a shock elimination in the first round at the hands of Yulia Putintseva. Courtesy of a 7-6(4) 6-2 victory on Centre Court, the Kazakhstan-born player pulled off arguably the biggest win of her career to date.
Edmund eases past Munar (1st July)
Another Brit enjoyed success at Wimbledon today. Kyle Edmund was able to ease his way past Jaume Munar 6-4 6-4 6-4 to book his place in the second round. This is sure to give Edmund a big boost as he aims to enjoy further success on home soil this month.
Andy Murray to pair with Serena Williams? (1st July)
Andy Murray has given a major hint that he will pair up with Serena Williams to play in the mixed doubles. As reported by the BBC, Murray said: “I’m definitely playing (mixed doubles).” He went on to say that he is “90% sure” that he knows who his partner will be. When asked if he will be making a dream team with Williams, he said: “Possibly. I don’t want to say too much just now until things are definitely confirmed.”
Seeded Sabalenka heads for the exit (1st July)
The first shock of 2019 came on day one as 10th seed Aryna Sabalenka was beaten by world number 139 Magdalena Rybarikova. Rybarikova has lost in the first round on nine of her 11 visits to Wimbledon, but she did enough to knock out the Sabalenka.
Scare for Simona Halep (1st July)
Simona Halep came back from 5-2 down to win in straight sets over Aliaksandra Sasnovich but the win may have come at a cost. Halep admitted after the game that she had pain behind her knee and in her ankle, something that she hopes won’t be an issue going forward.
Kevin Anderson beats Murray's partner (1st July)
Fourth seed Kevin Anderson advanced to the second round with a comfortable straight sets win over Andy Murray’s doubles partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
Svitolina safely through (1st July)
Eighth seed Elina Svitolina advanced to the second round with a pretty straightforward win. The Ukrainian won in straight sets, 7-5 6-0 against Australia’s Daria Gavrilova.
Second round for Stan Wawrinka (1st July)
Seeded Swiss star Stan Wawrinka wasted no time beating Belgian qualifier Ruben Bemelmans 6-3 6-2 6-2 to book his place in the second round.
No slip ups for Pliskova (1st July)
Third seed Karolina Pliskova is safely through to the second round after she beat Lin Zhu 6-2 7-6. Pliskova’s Wimbledon record is pretty poor for somebody of her ability so she’ll be glad to get a convincing win under her belt.
First round win for Felix (1st July)
Teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime was seeded 19th, despite having never played Grand Slam match! He came from a set down to beat fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil 5-7 6-2 6-4 6-3. Keep an eye on Auger-Aliassime as he looks destined for greatness in the future.
Nice work for Novak (1st July)
Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic got his tournament off to the perfect start as he defeated Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets 6-3 7-5 6-3.