Wimbledon women's roundup: Stephens knocks out Kvitova; Iga Swiatek downs Hsieh Su-wei

Belarusian tennis star Aryna Sabalenka is off to a winning start at the 2021 Wimbledon as she beat Romania's Monica Niculescu.

American Sloane Stephens played one of her finest matches against the two Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. She managed to eliminate the Czech 10th seed from All England Club with a 6-3, 6-4 victory.

The 2017 US Open champion came with a 2-1 head-to-head lead against Kvitova. These past records were rarely bothered anyone since all their previous meetings were on a hard court.

Former world number three Stephens arrived in London without playing on a grass court. However, that was not really visible. She broke Kvitova’s serve twice to take the opening set.

Wimbledon: Sofia Kenin defeated Xinyu Wang

World No. 5 Sofia Kenin defeated Xinyu Wang in straight sets on Monday to progress to the second round of the Wimbledon 2021. She defeated Wang with a score of 6-4, 6-2

2020 Australian Open champion Sofia saved the only break point she faced. If she wins one more round, the American will reach the third round at Wimbledon for the first time in her career.

Iga Swiatek downs Hsieh Su-wei

Iga Swiatek won with a 6-4, 6-4 score against Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan. Hsieh stayed firm until 2-2 before she served a double fault and sent Swiatek to advantage again.

Swiatek lost in the opening round in 2019 but has had a history of winning at the All England Club, having won the girls’ title a year earlier. And the aggressive 20-year-old raised her level further to reach that victory with an ace.

Other court matches

Garbine Muguruza, the 2017 winner, needed just under an hour to see off France’s Fiona Ferro 6-0, 6-1.

Belarusian tennis star Aryna Sabalenka is off to a winning start at the 2021 Wimbledon as she beat Romania’s Monica Niculescu. The second seed did not have much difficulty sealing the victory despite a brave fightback from the Romanian in the second set. The scoreline at the end of the match read 6-1, 6-4 in Sabalenka’s favour.

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