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Novak Djokovic overcomes error in second set to win Wimbledon opener

Wimbledon, England — Now, Novak Djokovic makes history almost every time he wins another match. The top-ranked Serb did just that at Wimbledon on Monday.

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Six-time All England club champion Novak Djokovic beat Kwon Soon-woo 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 on Centre Court for his 80th victory in a major on grass. He became the first man or woman to win as many matches in all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments.

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“Playing on grass first as the defending champion is always a unique game,” said Djokovic, who won his 22nd straight tournament at the tournament. “With the exception of this year, Wimbledon has made changes so you can practice before the game and it’s always on untouched grass. It’s really a unique and special feeling in our sport. ”

Djokovic is in the quarterfinals of the French Open for the first time since losing to Rafael Nadal last month.

On Monday, however, not everything went according to his wishes.

With the roof closed due to sporadic rain, Kwon was able to hit the ball with his booming forehand. It all came together in the second set and even continued in the third, but Djokovic stepped up and played as usual in South West London – unbeatable.

Djokovic has won the last three Wimbledon titles and is aiming for his seventh title. That would put him in second place alongside Pete Sampras and William Renshaw. Only Roger Federer has more eights.

Another Grand Slam title would add 21 points to his career. Nadal has 22 and Federer has 20.

Many of Djokovic’s singles Grand Slam titles have been won at the Australian Open, where he has won nine titles. But he has failed to defend his title in Melbourne this year after being deported over Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination deal.

Despite the problem, the Centre Court crowd were delighted to see him again at Wimbledon.

“I feel supported,” said Djokovic, who may be banned from the US and Australian Opens because he has not been vaccinated.

“I think it motivates me more to make the most of this game,” he said.

French Open finalist Caspar Rudd won his first match on Court No. 12. The third-placed Norwegian beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (1), 7-6 (9), 6-2.

Also in the men’s draw are Spain’s No. 5 Carlos Alcaraz, Britain’s No. 9 Cam Norrie, the United States’ No. 20 John Isner, Georgia’s No. 22 Nikoloz Basilashvili, and No. 23 Frances Tiafoe of the United States and No. 30 Tommy Paul of the United States.

Alcalás said he didn’t feel any pressure at Wimbledon because he didn’t think he was the favorite.

“I didn’t feel any pressure because I didn’t think I was the favourite to win this match,” Alcalás said. “Of course, if I play well, I have the level to win games. But there are a lot of experienced players on grass, and more players play better than me on grass.”

“I have no pressure. Just get more experience on grass and enjoy every game.”

The top seed who lost was Poland’s No. 7 Hubert Hurkatz. He was beaten by Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Faukina 7-6 (4), 6-4, 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (10-8).

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Chennai Open LIVE: Eugenie Bouchard defeats Karman Kaur Thandi in straight sets in second round of Chennai Open – Check Highlights

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Chennai Open LIVE: Eugenie Bouchard defeats Karman Kaur Thandi in straight sets in second round of Chennai Open – Check Highlights

Chennai Open LIVE: Former Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard defeated India’s Karman Kaur Thandi in straight sets in the second round of the Chennai Open on Wednesday. After winning the first set, Bouchard saved three sets against the Indians and took a set in the tie-break to win 6-2, 7-6 to advance to the quarter-finals. Follow Chennai Open 2022 live updates on InsideSport.IN

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However, Thandi played well in the second set as she held on to the first two and gave her opponent an uphill battle that nearly broke her. In the sixth game of the set, she finally broke the lead 4-2. With a 5-3 lead on serve, Thandi had a chance to lead the game into the decider, but Bouchard showed her experience here as she saved three sets from a 4-5 deficit against the Indian Got a key break.

Bouchard then managed to equalise and take the game to the tiebreaker, where she easily sealed the victory to beat the Indian and advance to the quarter-finals. The win was Bouchard’s second major draw in the tournament this season.

“I dominated the game, she controlled the second set, I tried to come back and I thought it was not too late at the end,” Bouchard said after the victory over the Indian.

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Serena Williams’ 2022 US Open has all the flair and magic of her champions of past years

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Serena Williams’ 2022 US Open has all the flair and magic of her champions of past years

When Serena Williams took the field at Arthur Ashe Field, magic was in the air in Queens. Wednesday night, which may be their last singles game, is no different. In what looked set to be the final match of her storied, sport-changing career, Williams beat No. 2 seed Anna Kontaveit at the U.S. Open to a record 29,959 spectators in the night match -Feeling safe with all 29,959 viewers cheering for Serena.

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To her credit, Kontaveit never flinched at the gravity of this particular situation — something she says she has never experienced before.

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“That was [Serena’s] moment. I know that very well,” she said after the game.

Kontaveit never acted like a weakling, though he was weak in every way, except on paper. After a 7-4 tiebreaker and a 7-6 win in the first set, the Estonian immediately faced a formidable enemy, quickly won the first three games and won the second set 6:2.

But in the third set, Williams’ Queens Magic rose again for what appeared to be the millionth time of her career. She works miracles. The 40-year-old star, who was 14 years older than Kontavete, came on and won his first match quickly. Then she sternly interrupted Contaveit’s serve.

It was at this point that the killer instinct that Williams had always possessed that propelled her to the forefront of American sports emerged and took her to a 6-2 third-set win.

“It’s an odd combination of hugs and focus,” Williams said of the situation in the second round.

After beating the No. 2 tennis player in the world, the question now is: Can Serena really stand out and win this match? Is she still up to the occasion?

There are many historical precedents to answer this question.

If she wins, it will be Williams’ 24th major, more than any other player in the Open era, and tied with Margaret Court in her career. It would also be her record seventh U.S. Open title, one more than Chris Evert.

As for evidence of Williams playing like that, there is precedent at the U.S. Open…that’s it.

She is now 51-11 against the seed and 18-6 against a higher-seeded player in New York. She is also 24-9 against the top 10 seeds. At the U.S. Open, she defeated the top five seeds 16-4. Back in 1999 – William’s astonishing longevity – Serena won that game as the No. 7 seed over No. 4 Monica Seles, No. 2 Lindsay Davenport and No. 1 Martina Hingis.

This is not 1999. However, 23 years later, Williams has a chance to start a similar game. right in front of her. Big-name stars like Naomi Osaka and Emma Lan Dukanu — who have already proven themselves in the Grand Slams — aren’t holding Williams back at the moment. Her next match will be against unseeded Ajla Tomljanovic on Friday. If she beats Tomljanovic, Williams won’t be seeded in the fourth round either, as last year’s Australian Open runners-up Barbora Krejcikova (23) and ( 14) Laylah Fernandez has already been drawn in their knockout rounds. section.

All of this is reminiscent of what another American tennis star, Jimmy Connors, did in the twilight of his career in 1991. At 39, he reached the semifinals at the U.S. Open, where he was seeded, but lost against No. 4 Jim Currier. But boy, did he bring something to cheer about in Flushing Meadows?

Connors famously said of fan support at this year’s U.S. Open: “Isn’t that what they paid for? That’s what they wanted”.

Of course, Williams wants to repeat Connors’ game, but take it a step further and win everything where she’s already done it six times. Back in 1999 when she won for the first time, she made Arthur Ashe fans cheer. She will try to continue the spell on Friday.

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Washington Citi Open: Venus Williams and Andy Murray compete at the Citi Open in D.C.

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Washington Citi Open: Venus Williams and Andy Murray compete at the Citi Open in D.C.

The Citi Open is one of the most anticipated events in Washington, D.C. this summer. The annual tennis tournament is held in the county’s Rock Creek Park.

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This year’s competition features some notable faces, including former world No. 1 Venus Williams and Andy Murray, both of whom compete on August 1.

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Murray lost to Mikeal Ymer 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 in the first round of the Citi Open. Although it was a tragic loss for Murray, he had a much bigger game than the Citi Open. Since March, Murray has vowed to donate all the prize money for the rest of the year to the United Nations Emergency Fund for Children International.

According to ATP staff, Citi Open chairman Mark Ein “has pledged to honor the prize money donated by the Scots at next week’s ATP 500 tournament in Washington, D.C. Double it.” Over $300,000 has been raised.

Venus Williams’ return to the court is a draw factor, to say the least. It was the seven-time Grand Slam champion’s first singles match in nearly a year.

The former world No. 1 lost to Canadian right-hander Rebecca Marino 4-6 6-1 6-4.

Taylor Fritz is another tennis player that Americans are happy to see. Fritz is the highest-ranked men’s player in the United States, 13th overall.

Fritz overcame his first competitor, Australian tennis player Alexei Bobulin. Fritz won 6-4, 6-3.

Unfortunately, Fritz was exhausted the next day. Fritz lost to British tennis player Dan Evans. Evans led Fritz 3:6, 7:6(6), 4:1 before the Americans retired.

Fritz commented on his performance on social media. “First of all, I’m in great shape. I’m embarrassed about not being able to finish the game. I’ve never stopped a game in my life… I kept feeling like I was going to pass out today, my vision was blurry, the only thing that allowed me to really The thing about being ready to play in this situation … is to play these conditions.”

While fans were concerned about Fritz’s condition, Fritz assured everyone that he felt better after the game was abandoned.

Fritz wasn’t the only player who suffered from exhaustion and fatigue. ESPN reports that current UK No. 1 Emma Raducanu has blisters on her “racquet-wielding right hand.”

Radukanu lost in straight sets to Russian tennis champion Lyudmila Samsonova in the quarterfinals.

In the final, Samsonova defeated Estonian tennis player Kaya Kanepi 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

As Williams said in a post-match interview, “Washington is a great place to play tennis.” The Citi Open hosted many of the greatest tennis players from around the world, including tennis legend Rafael Nadal, who The last time it was given in Citi’s debut year.

The Citi Open runs from July 30 to August 7. Open to everyone, not just tennis fans, this event is a fun event to play in Washington, D.C. this summer. should visit.

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