Wimbledon at a glance - day 1
London (AFP) –
Wimbledon at a glance - day 1:
+ Star is born as 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus
+ Tearful Osaka out
+ Zverev, Tsitsipas crash
+ Djokovic in winning start
+ Auger-Aliassime first player born in 2000s to win Slam match
Cori Gauff (USA) bt Venus Williams (USA) 6-4, 6-4
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) bt Naomi Osaka (JPN x2) 7-6 (7/4), 6-2
Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-3, 7-5, 6-3
Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN x19) bt Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
Jiri Vesely (CZE) bt Alexander Zverev (GER x6) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) bt Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x7) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (8/10), 6-3
Keep calm, says Auger-Aliassime
-- Felix Auger-Aliassime became the first player born in the 2000s to win a Grand Slam match when he defeated fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.
It was also the 18-year-old's first win at a Slam.
"I think people have to relax. Like, I mean, I'm 18. It's not like it's been a long time. I played main draw US Open. Had to withdraw French Open, lost in quallies at the Australian Open. For me it's not a long time."
No style please, we're British
- The members' dressing rooms at the All England Club have been spruced up this year but there is nothing jazzy or out of step with Wimbledon's traditionalist approach.
"Flashy is not our style -- Heaven forbid," said All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis
Women's World Cup offside at Wimbledon
-- Wimbledon will not show the Women's World Cup semi-final between England and the United States on Tuesday on its giant screen.
"No. We're being consistent. We show the tennis. People can watch the football on their mobile devices," said Lewis.
Putintseva small but feisty
-- Yulia Putintseva is just 5ft 3ins but is one of the tour's feistier players and she needed all her battling skills to shock world number two Naomi Osaka in the first round.
"My dad did judo, my mom did rowing, it was Soviet Union back then. My brother also used to play hockey. My whole family was also doing skiing. I think this fighting spirit that we all naturally have."
Who's saying what
"Can I leave? I feel like I'm about to cry."
-- Naomi Osaka after her loss to Yulia Putintseva
"I'm not going to tell you my secrets."
-- Putintseva who now has a 3-0 record against the Japanese
"It's the first time I have ever cried after winning a match."
-- Cori Gauff after beating Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4
"Maybe I don't deserve a break."
-- Stefanos Tsitsipas after his defeat to Thomas Fabbiano
"It really wasn't that deep."
-- Madison Keys insisting there is no great symbolism in her decision to wear black nail varnish to offset Wimbledon's all-white rule.
"Sometimes I thought I hit a great shot, but she still was there, she was still able to make it. I don't know if she's that good or the court is that slow."
-- Karolina Pliskova on the perceived sluggishness of the All England Club courts after beating Zhu Lin
"For the moment, it's kind of a mess. This is all I can tell you."
-- Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez on the political strife within the ATP Players Council which has been decimated by a series of resignations.
"There have been tears for the last two weeks. It is happy tears and I wish I could take all these fans with me, because they gave me something special."
-- Former Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis who will retire after Wimbledon.
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