Kerber won her 83rd match on grass in her career in just over an hour in what was her 51st consecutive Grand Slam main draw participation.
After fending off a rally by Kristina Mladenovic of France, 2018 winner Angelique Kerber of Germany won 6-0, 7-5 to go to Wimbledon’s second round. The 15th seed Kerber won her 83rd match on grass in her career in just over an hour in what was her 51st consecutive Grand Slam main draw participation. Only Serena Williams and Venus Williams have more victories on grass among active players than Kerber. “Wimbledon is really a special place, especially for me where I won this tournament once, playing [semifinals] so many times as well,” Kerber said in her post-match press conference. “Coming back here, seeing the crowd, seeing family, faces, it feels so good to be back here.”
Magda Linette of Poland, who won 6-1, 6-4 over Mexican qualifier Fernanda Contreras Gomez, will be Kerber’s next opponent. In her career, Linette has managed three Top 10 victories at Grand Slams, but Kerber most recently defeated Linette en way to the Strasbourg victory last month.
Kerber and Linette are scheduled to face each other on Wednesday, June 29 in the second round of the 2022 Championships. The timing of the match has not been decided yet. The Championships is scheduled to begin on June 27 and go on until July 10. There were a number of exciting matches in the first round as the likes of Swiatek, Badosa, Williams, Gauff, Krejcikova and others were in action.
128 players enter The Championships’ main draw every year, both for the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Singles categories. These players go through a series of elimination matches before only one victor remains. Overall, there are seven rounds in the main draw of Wimbledon. These are the first round, second round, third round, fourth round, quarter-final, semi-final and final.
|First round||June 27-28|
|Second round||June 29-30|
|Third round||July 1-2|
|Fourth round||July 3-4|
|Semi-final||July 7 (Ladies’), July 8 (Gentlemen’s)|
|Final||July 9 (Ladies’), July 10 (Gentlemen’s)|
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