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Wimbledon 2017 Women’s Singles Round 1 Results: Day 1

LONDON, Sporting Alert — Wimbledon 2017 women’s singles round 1 results on Day 1 on Monday, July 3.

Venus Williams, Simona Halep and Petra Kvitova were among the seeded players picking up wins in their openers on the first day of The Championships.

No. 10 seed Williams was emotional after she won her first-round match against Elise Mertens of Belgium in straight sets.

The American who won 7-6(7) 6-4, broke down in tears during her post-match news conference after she was asked about her recent car crash in Florida, which led to the death of a 78-year-old man.

“There are really no words to describe, like, how devastating and…yeah. I’m completely speechless. It’s just – yeah, I mean, I’m just,” Williams said at the press conference prior to falling apart and walked out of the room in tears.

Williams won back-to-back Wimbledon titles in 2007 and 2008, and was the runner-up in 2009.

Meanwhile, second-seeded Simona Halep of Romania breezed into the second round with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Marina Erakovic of New Zealand.

Halep, a French open finalist, is one of the leading candidates to win this year’s tournament in the absence of 2016 champion Serena Williams, who misses out because of her pregnancy.

In other Wimbledon 2017 women’s singles round 1 results on Day 1, the No. 11 seed Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic defeated Sweden’s Johanna Larsson, 6-3 6-4, Ukraine’s fourth seed Elina Svitolina beat Ashleigh Barty of Australia, 7-5 7-6(8), while American No. 17 Madison Keys topped Japan’s Nao Hibino, 6-4 6-2.

Meanwhile, Germany’s Carina Witthoeft beat No. 26 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia, 6-3 5-7 8-6 and No. 31 seed Roberta Vinci (Italy) was beaten 7-6(6) 6-2 by Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic).

The race for the Wimbledon 2017 women’s singles title is wide open with Serena out.

Wimbledon 2017 Women’s Singles Round 1 Results

2-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) 6-4 6-1
4-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) beat Ashleigh Barty (Australia) 7-5 7-6(8)
6-Johanna Konta (Britain) beat Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) 6-2 6-2
8-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 6-3 3-6 9-7
10-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Elise Mertens (Belgium) 7-6(7) 6-4
11-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Johanna Larsson (Sweden) 6-3 6-4
13-Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus) 6-0 1-6 6-3
15-Elena Vesnina (Russia) beat Anna Blinkova (Russia) 6-4 5-7 6-2
17-Madison Keys (U.S.) beat Nao Hibino (Japan) 6-4 6-2
18-Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) beat Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) 6-1 7-6(3)
21-Caroline Garcia (France) beat Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) 6-1 6-1
22-Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) beat Veronica Cepede Royg (Paraguay) 6-3 6-3
25-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 1-6 6-1 6-1
Carina Witthoeft (Germany) beat 26-Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia) 6-3 5-7 8-6
27-Ana Konjuh (Croatia) beat Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 6-1 6-4
Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat 31-Roberta Vinci (Italy) 7-6(6) 6-2
Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat Catherine Bellis (U.S.) 3-6 6-2 6-1
Beatriz Haddad Maia (Brazil) beat Laura Robson (Britain) 6-4 6-2
Jennifer Brady (U.S.) beat Danka Kovinic (Montenegro) 6-3 6-1
Irina Begu (Romania) beat Naomi Broady (Britain) 6-4 6-2
Heather Watson (Britain) beat Maryna Zanevska (Belgium) 6-1 7-6(5)
Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) beat Irina Khromacheva (Russia) 6-3 6-4
Ana Bogdan (Romania) beat Duan Yingying (China) 6-4 6-2
Madison Brengle (U.S.) beat Richel Hogenkamp (Netherlands) 6-3 6-3
Naomi Osaka (Japan) beat Sara Sorribes Tormo (Spain) 6-3 7-6(3)
Maria Sakkari (Greece) beat Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-4
Peng Shuai (China) beat Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic) 6-7(5) 6-0 6-4
Francoise Abanda (Canada) beat Kurumi Nara (Japan) 6-2 6-4
Francesca Schiavone (Italy) beat Mandy Minella (Luxembourg) 6-1 6-1
Camila Giorgi (Italy) beat Alize Cornet (France) 5-7 6-4 6-4
Wang Qiang (China) beat Chang Kai-Chen (Taiwan) 6-3 6-4
Donna Vekic (Croatia) beat Natalia Vikhlyantseva (Russia) 6-7(6) 6-4 6-1

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