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Eighteen singles matches at Wimbledon have been postponed due to the rain, including one between Bianca Andreescu and No.5 seed Alize Cornet.
The game involving No.12s Victoria Azarenka and Kateryna Kozlova was also postponed to Wednesday, as were 10 other women’s and six men’s games.
The tournament had 21 matches postponed Monday.
Ash Barty, number one, overcame a wobbly period to reach the second round at Wimbledon.
Playing on grass for the first time in two years, Barty beat Carla Suárez Navarro 6-1, 6-7 (1), 6-1.
Barty let the second set slip away with two points from the win, but regained control by winning the first 13 points and five games of the third set. The Australian hit 13 aces and converted her five break point chances.
Suárez Navarro was only participating in his second tournament since the announcement of his recovery from Hodgkin lymphoma.
Alexander Zverev had 20 aces and just 18 unforced errors as he swept qualifier Tallon Griekspoor in the first round at Wimbledon, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.
The result was a big improvement for Zverev after losing to a qualifier at Wimbledon in 2018 and 2019.
Zverev is ranked fourth but is just 9-5 at the All England Club.
Rain interrupted play for the second day in a row, but games continued on the two retractable roof courts.
Sebastian Korda looks good on the grass, just like his sister.
The 20-year-old American made his Wimbledon debut and surprised No.15 seed Alex de Minaur, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5).
Korda’s sister, golfer Nelly Korda, won her first major title last week and is the first American in seven years to reach No. 1 in the Women’s World Rankings.
Sebastian Korda is ranked 50th, a career high, and added momentum to his breakout year by beating one of the top 20 players in a Grand Slam for the first time.
De Minaur, a 22-year-old Australian, had just won his first turf title at the circuit level at Eastbourne.
Venus Williams has won a match at Wimbledon for the 90th time. It also beat the rain.
Williams, 41, advanced to the second round beating Mihaela Buzărnescu 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. The match ended moments before a light downpour forced play to be suspended at some All England Club pitches.
Williams is playing at Wimbledon for the 23rd time. She has won the turf tournament five times, most recently in 2008. She is now ranked 111th and this victory was her first since winning a match at the Australian Open.
Williams saved five break points in the first set as she took the lead. When she closed the victory, she shouted “Come on! And celebrated with its familiar pirouette.
Williams overcame eight double faults and cleared 13 of the 15 break points she faced.
Alison Riske of the United States lost in the first round at Wimbledon to Tereza Martincová 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.
Riske, 28th seed, committed 42 unforced errors.
On the men’s side, Feliciano López’s 78th Grand Slam ended when he lost to Briton Daniel Evans, 22nd, 7-6 (4), 6-2, 7-5. No.26 Fabio Fognini beat Albert Ramos-Viñolas 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4.
No.8 Karolina Plíšková knocked out Tamara Zidansek 7-5, 6-4, and No.13 Elise Mertens defeated wild card Harriet Dart 6-1, 6-3. No.15 Maria Sakkari and No.21 Ons Jabeur also won, and US qualifier Claire Liu outlasted Misaki Doi 2-6, 6-3, 9-7.
Roger Federer and Serena Williams return to Center Court to mark Day 2 at Wimbledon.
Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty also begins her campaign against Carla Suarez Navarro.
The skies are gray with possible rain later in the afternoon after a soggy opening day at the All England Club.
It’s a busy schedule after 11 games were put on hold due to darkness and over 20 more were postponed on Day 1.
After Barty on center court, eight-time champion Federer faces Adrian Mannarino, followed by seven-time champion Williams against Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Williams and Federer lost in their respective finals at Wimbledon in 2019 – Williams in straight sets to Simona Halep and Federer to Novak Djokovic in an epic.
Williams is looking for a record 24th Grand Slam title.
Federer is looking to improve on his 20 major titles, a record shared with Rafael Nadal.
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