Sharapova, Kvitova beaten in Wimbledon of upsets

  • Sharapova, Kvitova beaten in Wimbledon of upsets

Sharapova, Kvitova beaten in Wimbledon of upsets

The ball is round, every day is a new day, and yes, everyone can beat everyone.

Last year Wimbledon marked Kvitova's third tournament back after she was attacked in her home and needed surgery on her left, playing hand to save her career. Osaka could only get 59 percent of her first serves in on the day, but when she did, it was lethal, winning 83 percent of points during the 78-minute encounter.

Her second delivery is far less unsafe and Boulter's gameplan was clearly to go after it. Osaka won 83 per cent of points behind her first serve but only 38 per cent behind her second. This year, she leads the WTA Tour in match victories with 38. She withdrew from Eastbourne the week before Wimbledon, where she was doing well, to rest up in the interest of being fresh for what is considered to be the most prestigious and, more importantly, her favourite Grand Slam.

Ashleigh Barty, the 17th seed, made it to the second round for the first time in her career, beating Stefanie Voegele 7-5 6-3.

Australia's Nick Kyrgios, who famously stunned Nadal at the tournament in 2014, marked his 50th match at the majors with a 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 win over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. But it's a mob of love, so I liked it. In recent times, no one knows this better than Belinda Bencic. "I've made a lot of progress in the last few months". She got through it landing a solid crosscourt victor that kept her ahead of the score.

Barty's game is suited for grass courts and is one of the contenders for the title.

"That's just a matter of training, getting through the soreness in the first week or so". It was the first time the former 2004 champion lost in the opening round since 2015 when she last played there. I played a great match against Karolina [Pliskova, in the third round].

Daniel wanted to watch Monday's roller-coaster match when Japan blew a 2-0 lead against Belgium in the round of 16 in Russian Federation, losing 3-2 with Nacer Chadli scoring a heartbreaking victor in the fourth minute of injury time. Stephens possesses footwork gifted by the tennis gods, which is as effective as it is elegant and helps her to switch between defence and offence without much notice. "Every day, you have to come and show your good tennis if you want a good result".

LONDON-These are not the sorts of matches Maria Sharapova is supposed to lose, letting lead after lead slip away Tuesday against a qualifier ranked 132nd - and in the first round of Wimbledon, no less.

Sharapova, back at SW19 after a two-year absence, served 10 double faults in her match against her fellow Russian, including the final point of the match. Only here, a compatriot got the better of her.

Her best results have been a quarterfinal appearance at the French Open last month, aided by Williams withdrawing from their scheduled fourth-round match with a pectoral injury, and a surprising upset of Halep at last year's US Open, Sharapova's first appearance at a Slam in almost two years.

As Sasnovich observed, everyone can beat everyone and none of these upsets is an absolute shocker considering the winners who came through and the surface they are playing on - something that doesn't forgive a moment's loss of concentration. "I think it's all of the seeded players".

On this evidence she will soon find herself inside the top 100 and qualifying for the Slams in her own right without the need of a wildcard.