Monday, June 25, 2012

Wimbledon Day 1: Djokovic, Federer and Sharapova move to 2nd round - Venus Williams Goes Home

The Day -1 at Wimbledon saw easy going for most of the players except one set back: the ouster of Venus Williams.

But let us first talk of the easy wins - World no.1 and defending champion Serbian Djokovic beat 
Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 on the Centre Court.

After the men's singles, Roland Garros winner and world no.1 Russian Maria Sharapova defeated Australian Anastasia Rodionova 6-2, 6-3.

On No.1 Court, world no.3 Swiss Roger Federer, who is eyeing the Wimbledon trophy for the seventh times, eased into the second round Albert Ramos of Spain 6-1, 6-1, 6-1.

And now comes the biggest set back of the day. American Venus Williams, though put in some reistance, was not able to tame the Russian Elena Vesnina who beat Williams 6-1, 6-3. Venus was also ousted from the second round of Roland Garros. But ouster from first round must have been very heavy for the American, who her sister Serena claimed was in good form. 

In other matches, 11th ranked Chinese Na Li defeated kazakhistan's Ksenia Pervak 6-3, 6-1 and 18th ranked French Richard Gasquet defeated German Tobias Kamke 6-2, 6-2,6-2.


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