Day 1 Wimbledon 2021 has passed and it is inevitable to mention that the results and games were very good, high quality, and interesting.
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus is the first winner in two years as she defeated Romania’s Monica Niculescu in straight sets in the first-round match. Aryna defeated her opponent 6-1, 6-4 at Court-One.
“Of course in the beginning I was really nervous to open the Wimbledon and also be first playing on the first court. I was nervous a little bit because I haven’t played at the stadiums at Wimbledon. But, yeah, really happy that I won that match. The atmosphere there was unbelievable. Yeah, I was enjoying it, she said. ”
Djokovic escaped an upset
Novak Djokovic, a tennis legend, defeated Britain’s Jack Draper in four sets in the first round. He proved his greatness and overcame his opponent 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.
“I think I probably had one of the best serving performances that I can recall on any surface. I think I matched, someone told me, the record I had whether it was earlier this year or last year in Australia, also 25 aces in four sets,” said Djokovic.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, the Greek tennis star, was eliminated in the first round after the defeat by the American Frances Tiafoe. “The transition from clay to grass, in my opinion, is probably the most difficult one, if not the biggest challenge in our sport. I just wasn’t able to adapt,” were his words after the match.
Spain’s Pedro Martinez defeated Italy’s Stefano Travaglia 6-3,2-6,6-4,6-4 in their first-round and showed fighting and strength on the field. Denis Kudla defeated the 30th seed Alejandro Davidovic Fokina from Spain. The score was 5-7, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3.
Tennis player Sofia Kenin defeated her opponent Xinyu Wang 6-4, 6-2 and thus advanced to the second round. Unfortunately, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was eliminated from the first round. Petra lost the game by American Sloane Stephens, 6-3, 6-4.
Iga Swiatek started her campaign in a promising way
Polish Iga Swiatek has started this season promisingly. She showed her skills in the game and won a 6-4 6-4 win over Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei.
“It was great. I love that whole tradition, the whole atmosphere that we had on the court. Coming back at the same court that I played as a junior, brings back so many memories. I was pretty excited to play there. I just feel like my coach prepared me really well. We used like the best tactics possible for Su-Wei. I wanted to play powerful, really strong, not let her use her touch and all that tricky balls with weird spin,” Iga said.
English talented tennis player, Andy Murray defeated No. 24-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. And finally, former champion Garbine Muguruza defeated Frenchwoman Fiona Ferro 6-0, 6-1 in the first round on Monday.