The surprise eliminations in the first week of Wimbledon


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The surprise eliminations in the first week of Wimbledon

This Saturday the first week of Wimbledon, Grand Slam tournament played on grass that he left some simpressive eliminations, as far as pre-classification is concerned, in the male and female branch.

The most striking was that of the Greek Stefano Tsitsipas (4th), who lost his debut in straight sets to American Frances Tiafoe and prolonged his poor record in the competition (he only surpassed R1 in 2018, when he reached the round of 16). Other tennis players who imitated the Hellenic and lost in the first round were the Spanish Pablo Carreño Busta (13th), against Sam Querrey, the Norwegian Casper Ruud (14th), against the Australian Jordan Thompson, and the Australian Alex De Miñaur (15th), opposite to Sebastian Korda.

For his part, the experienced French Gael Monfils (17th) succumbed to the Spanish Pedro Martínez in his second game, while the Argentine Diego Schwartzman (11th) He was defeated by the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in the third round and, in six starts, he still could not overcome the first week at All England.

Three players in the top 15 seeded players said their goodbyes quickly at Wimbledon: the Canadian Bianca Andreescu (7th) easily fell to the French Alizé Cornet, the experienced American Serena Williams (8th), seven times champion of the tournament, withdrew due to injury against the Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich, and the Swiss Belinda Bencic (11th), against the Slovenian Kaja Juvan.

In the second meeting, the Ukrainian said goodbye Elina Svitolina (5th), semifinalist in 2019, versus the Polish Magda Linette, the American Sofia Kenin (6th), against her compatriot Madison Brengle, the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka (14th), semifinalist in 2011 and 2012, against the Romanian Sorana Cirstea, and the Greek María Sakkari (18th), against the American Shelby Rogers.

Finally, in the third round, the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza (12th), finalist in 2015 and champion in 2017, against the historic Tunisian Ons Jabeur, and the Belgian Elise Mertens (16th), against the American Madison Keys, said goodbye.

In this way, we conclude that six of the 15 best-seeded tennis players were eliminated in the first week in the male branch, while ten did so in the female one.


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