Wimbledon women's round up: Serena Williams crashes out after injury; Barty through after wobbly start

Serena Williams bowed out of the Wimbledon 2021 opening round after facing an injury.

The topsy turvy Wimbledon was full of tears as legend Serena Williams crashed out following an injury. World No.1 Ash Barty also had a shaky start but managed to enter the next round. French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova registered straight sets win.

Tennis legend Serena Williams bowed out of the Wimbledon 2021 opening round after facing an injury. The injury crept its way in as the 39-year-old was playing the very first set. She spent a short session with physio but couldn’t continue with the injury. What followed next huge emotions with tears rolling her eyes and she gave her opponent a walk-over win.

Wimbledon: Venus Williams vs Mihaela Buzarnescu

American Tennis star Venus Williams has defeated her rival Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania in their first match of Wimbledon 2021. Venus claimed the opening set 7-5 but gave the second set away 6-4. She regained her cool to dominate the final set 6-3. It was Venus’ first match on the grass court this year.

Former world no.1 Venus Williams played her last match in Paris and lost 6-3 6-1 to Alexandrova in the 1st round. Thus ending her journey in the French Open.

Venus Williams is now the first player to feature in 90 grand slams in the open era.

Karolina Pliskova vs Zidansek

A dominating performance No.8 seed Karolina Pliskova ensured she won the first round of Wimbledon. Former world number one Karolina Pliskova began her quest for Grand Slam title with a 7-5 6-4 victory over Slovenia’s Tamara Zidansek.

Ash Barty vs Carlo Suarez Navarro

World No.1 Ashleigh Barty was stretched to the limits, but the Australian prevailed over Carla Suarez Navarro in three sets. She survived a second-set surge by the 32-year-old Spaniard to claim a spot in the second round of Wimbledon with a 6-1, 6-7, 6-1 victory on Tuesday. It was top seed Barty’s first meeting with former World No.6 Suarez Navarro, and it came at an emotional time for the Spaniard. The 32-year-old aims to retire at the end of the season, making this her final Wimbledon appearance. Besides, it was Suarez Navarro’s second match since her return from successful treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She made her comeback at Roland Garros but lost a thrilling three-setter to Sloane Stephens in the opening round.




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