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Shock exit for Venus in Wimbledon Round 1

Five-time champion Venus Williams lost to Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-1, 6-3.

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Updated:June 25, 2012, 7:46 PM IST
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Shock exit for Venus in Wimbledon Round 1
Five-time champion Venus Williams lost to Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-1, 6-3.

Wimbledon: Five-time champion Venus Williams lost in the opening round of Wimbledon for the first time since 1997, falling 6-1, 6-3 to Elena Vesnina of Russia.

Williams lost the first five games and then saved two set points before making it 5-1. But she was broken for the fourth time in the next game as Vesnina clinched the set with a forehand return winner.

Williams put up more of a fight in the second but was broken in the sixth game when she missed a forehand. Vesnina clinched the match with a service winner.

Williams was making her 16th straight appearance at Wimbledon and had not lost in the first round since her debut.

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