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Wimbledon 2021 Highlights: Serena Retires Hurt after Federer Walkover Win

Wimbledon Tennis 2021 Highlights: Serena Williams retired hurt after Roger Federer advanced to the second round as he got a walkover.

News18.com | June 30, 2021, 00:35 IST

Wimbledon Tennis 2021 Highlights: Serena Williams retired hurt in the first set against Aliksandra Sasnovich. Roger Federer advanced to the second round after a walkover win over Adrian Mannarino. Federer had taken the first set 6-4 but Mannarino took the next two 7-6(3), 6-3 to take a two-set lead. However, Federer responded well to take the fourth set 6-2 after which Mannarino gave a walkover. Ash Barty, earlier registered a wobbly win over Carla Suarez Navvaro in her farewell Wimbledon game. Alexander Zverev, on the other hand, got an easy win over Tallon Griekspoor. Venus Williams advanced to the second round by defeating Mihaela Buzarnescu 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Roger Federer may be closing in on his 40th birthday, but ahead of the Wimbledon 2021 season, the Swiss maestro said he still believes he can challenge for a ninth Wimbledon title if he gets on a roll. Meanwhile, seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams returns to Centre Court on Tuesday to begin her latest bid for a record-tying 24th major title. Seeded No. 6, she’ll open against 100th-ranked Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro faces a tough start on her return to Wimbledon following a battle with cancer when she takes on top seed Ash Barty in the first round on Tuesday. Barty is aiming to emulate her fellow Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley by winning the grasscourt major 50 years after her idol achieved the feat and, having shaken off a string of injuries, is in no mood to let the opportunity slip.

Jun 30, 2021 00:35 (IST)

Russia's Daniil Medvedev beat Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in four sets....

Jun 30, 2021 00:32 (IST)

Serena Williams retires hurt in the first round against Aliaksandra Sasnovich!

It was 3-3 in the first set....

Jun 30, 2021 00:24 (IST)

Serena is back on the court and the match continues.

Jun 30, 2021 00:16 (IST)

Oops! Serena Williams in in trouble!

Jun 30, 2021 00:10 (IST)

Serena Williams is at the Centre Court against Aliksandra Sasnovich and she is already up a break in the first set.

Jun 29, 2021 23:35 (IST)

Roger Federer advanced to the second round after he received a walkover from Adrian Mannarino. Federer and Mannarino were equal at 6-4, 6-7(3), 3-6, 6-2 in the match when Mannarino pulled out.

Jun 29, 2021 22:56 (IST)

Roger Federer is responding! He has taken a 3-0 lead in the fourth set as he fights to stay alive at Wimbledon 2021!

Jun 29, 2021 22:49 (IST)

Roger Federer is two sets down in his first round clash at Wimbledon 2021 after he lost the third set 6-3 to Adrian Mannarino. If Federer is to take this one, this will go to five sets.

Jun 29, 2021 22:16 (IST)

Roger Federer loses the second set in the tiebreak against Mannarino after taking the first 6-4. Mannarino took the second set 7-6(3).

Jun 29, 2021 20:44 (IST)

Roger Federer is back at the Centre Court of Wimbledon and with this singles appearances he set the Open Era record for most Gentlemen Singles appearances at Wimbledon.

Jun 29, 2021 20:17 (IST)

World number one Ashleigh Barty overcame a mid-match blip to beat Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 6-7(1) 6-1 on Centre Court and advance to the second round.

Jun 29, 2021 19:55 (IST)

Carla Suarez Navarro bags the second set 7-6(1)against Ash Barty. We need a decider here...

Jun 29, 2021 19:38 (IST)

That's that!

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev of Germany fired 35 winners and sent down 20 aces to ease past Dutch qualifier Tallon Griekspoor 6-3 6-4 6-1 in 89 minutes.

Jun 29, 2021 19:11 (IST)

Alexander Zverev takes the second set as well against Tallon Griekspoor 6-4. He had won the 1st set 6-3. 

Jun 29, 2021 19:09 (IST)

20-year-old American Sebastian Korda made his Wimbledon debut and upset No. 15-seeded Alex de Minaur 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5)!

Meanwhile, here is Nick being himself...

Jun 29, 2021 19:00 (IST)

Ashleigh Barty bags the first set against Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1!

Earlier, in the men's singles, Germany's Alexander Zverev took the first set against Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands 6-3. 

Jun 29, 2021 18:18 (IST)

Venus Williams of the US beats Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Jun 29, 2021 17:45 (IST)

Dan Evans seeded 22, gets the better of Feliciano Lopez 7-6(4) 6-2 7-5!

Meanwhile, Tereza Martinoca beats 28th seed Alison Riske 6-2 4-6 6-1!

Jun 29, 2021 17:28 (IST)

Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu levels the match against Venus Williams of the US, as she takes second set 6-4 after losing the first 5-7.

Jun 29, 2021 17:16 (IST)

Former world number one Karolina Pliskova began her quest for a maiden Grand Slam title with a 7-5 6-4 victory over Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek. The Czech eighth seed was joined in the second round by Ons Jabeur, who beat Rebecca Peterson 6-2 6-1.

Greece's Maria Sakkari, returning to action for the first time since her French Open semi-final defeat, powered past Aranxta Rus of the Netherlands 6-1 6-1 in 49 minutes

Jun 29, 2021 17:06 (IST)
Injured Simona Halep Pulls Out of Tokyo Games After Wimbledon Withdrawal

Simona Halep became the latest tennis player to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics following her withdrawal from Wimbledon.

Jun 29, 2021 17:01 (IST)

Elise Mertens beats Harriet Dart 6-1, 6,3.

Philipp Kohlschreiber fights back to take the second set 6-4 against Denis Shapovalov, who had won the first set by the some margin.

Sebastian Korda leads Alex de Minaur 6-3, 6-4

Dan Evans leads Feliciano Lopez 7-6(4) 6-2. 

Jun 29, 2021 16:38 (IST)

Osn Jabeur, seeded 21, defeats Rebecca Peterson 6-2 6-1!

Jun 29, 2021 16:29 (IST)

Dan Evans wins a marathon first set!

Jun 29, 2021 16:27 (IST)

Karolína Pliskova takes the first set off Tamara Zidansek! The number 8th seed starts brightly. 

Jun 29, 2021 16:26 (IST)
The Best Kind of Monday Vibes: Sania Mirza Prepares for Wimbledon

Sania Mirza started her preparation for Wimbledon 2021 and shared a snap from her training with her followers.

Jun 29, 2021 16:14 (IST)

In the women's singles, Elise Mertens takes the first set against Harriet Dart 6-1, as Tereza Martinoca bags the first set from 28th seed Alison Riske 6-2. Maria Sakkari also gets wraps up the first set against ArantxaRus 6-1. 

Over in men's singles, Denis Shapovalov takes the first set Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4. 

Jun 29, 2021 15:47 (IST)

Federer, Barty, Serena Highlight Wimbledon Day 2

Roger Federer and Serena Williams return to Centre Court to highlight Day 2 at Wimbledon.

Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty also gets her campaign started by facing Carla Suarez Navarro.

The sky is gray with rain possible later in the afternoon after a soggy opening day at the All England Club.

It's a packed schedule after 11 matches were suspended in progress because of darkness and more than 20 others were postponed on Day 1.

After Barty on Centre Court, eight-time champion Federer faces Adrian Mannarino followed by seven-time champ Williams against Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

Williams and Federer lost in their respective Wimbledon finals in 2019 — Williams in straight sets to Simona Halep and Federer to Novak Djokovic in an epic.

Williams is seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.

Federer looks to improve on his 20 major titles, a record shared with Rafael Nadal.

Jun 29, 2021 15:21 (IST)

Order of play (Show Courts)

Centre Court (from 1.30pm)

    Ashleigh Barty (1) vs Carla Suarez Navarro
    Roger Federer (6) vs Adrian Mannarino
    Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs Serena Williams (6)

No 1 Court  (1pm)

    Tallon Griekspoor vs Alexander Zverev (4)
    Angelique Kerber (25) vs Nina Stojanovic
    Jan-Lennard Struff vs Daniil Medvedev (2)

No 2 Court

    Dan Evans (22) vs Feliciano Lopez
    Diego Schwartzman (9) vs Benoit Paire (not before 12.30pm – to finish, Schwartzmann leads 6-3 6-4)
    Francesca Jones vs Coco Gauff (20)
    Lucas Pouille vs Cameron Norrie (29)
    Alize Cornet vs Bianca Andreescu (5)

No 3 Court

    Mihaela Buzarnescu vs Venus Williams
    Clara Tauson vs Barbora Krejcikova (14)
    Fernando Verdasco vs Grigor Dimitrov (18)
    Felix Auger-Aliassime (16) vs Thiago Monteiro

No 12 Court

    Denis Shapovalov (10) vs Phillip Kohlschreiber
    Gael Monfils vs Christopher O’Connell (not before 12.30pm – to finish, 6-4 2-6 6-6)
    Nick Kyrgios vs Ugo Humbert (21)
    Victoria Azarenka (12) vs Kateryna Kozlova
    Belinda Bencic (9) vs Kaja Juvan

No 18 Court

    Elise Mertens (13) vs Harriet Bart
    Fabio Fognini (26) vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas (not before 12.30pm – to finish, Fognini leads 7-6 6-2)
    Kiki Bertens (17) vs Marta Kostyuk
    Marin Cilic (32) vs Salvatore Caruso
    Sam Querrey vs Pablo Carreno Busta (11)

Jun 29, 2021 15:18 (IST)
Roger Federer and Serena Williams Primed for Wimbledon Openers on Super Tuesday

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams returns to Centre Court on Tuesday to begin her latest bid for a record-tying 24th major title.

Wimbledon 2021 Highlights: Serena Retires Hurt after Federer Walkover Win
Wimbledon 2021 Day 2 Live (Reuters)

Jan-Lennard Struff upset Daniil Medvedev in Halle during the build-up to Wimbledon and will look to repeat the upset. Fourth seed Alexander Zverev plays Tallon Griekspoor.

Here’s everything you need to know about Wimbledon:

Who are the top seeds at WIMBLEDON 2021?

Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic (1), Daniil Medvedev (2), Stefanos Tsitsipas (3), Dominic Thiem (4), Alexander Zverev (5), Andrey Rublev (6), Roger Federer (7), Matteo Berrettini (8), Roberto Bautista Agut (9), Diego Schwartzman (10)

Women’s Singles: Ashleigh Barty (1), Aryna Sabalenka (2), Elina Svitolina (3), Sofia Kenin (4), Bianca Andreescu (5), Serena Williams (6), Iga Swiatek (7), Karolina Pliskova (8), Belinda Bencic (9), Petra Kvitova (10)

When does WIMBLEDON 2021 start and what is the schedule?

The qualifiers of Wimbledon started on 22 June with the tournament proper beginning 28 June. The women’s singles final is scheduled to be played on July 10, with the men’s singles final to take place the following day on July 11 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

Where to watch WIMBLEDON 2021 on TV and LIVE STREAMING Online in India?

Wimbledon will be available live on TV on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 2 SD and HD channels, while the tournament can be live-streamed  on Disney+ Hotstar in India.

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