Wimbledon glance: Williams sisters back on court on Day 3

Serena Williams of the US plays a return to Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands during the women's singles first round match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

A quick look at Wimbledon:


The Williams sisters – seven-time champion Serena and five-time champion Venus – are both in second-round action against qualifiers. Serena has won 15 Wimbledon matches in a row ahead of facing 135th-ranked Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria at Centre Court, while Venus meets 141st-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania at No. 1 Court. Serena, who won the 2015 and 2016 trophies at the All England Club before sitting out last year while pregnant, has not lost to a player ranked outside the top 100 since 2012. Other past Grand Slam title winners in action include Victoria Azarenka, who plays No. 7 Karolina Pliskova on Centre Court, and Caroline Wozniacki who goes up against Ekaterina Makarova at No. 1 Court. The men’s lineup includes both of last year’s finalists, with defending champion Roger Federer continuing his bid for a record-extending ninth title at the All England Club when he takes on Lukas Lacko at Centre Court. Lacko has never defeated a top-10 player. The 2017 runner-up, Marin Cilic, plays Guido Pella at No. 1 Court. Cilic was also the runner-up to Federer at this year’s Australian Open and owns one Grand Slam title, from the 2014 U.S. Open. Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka, ranked outside the top 200 as he works his way back from surgery on his left knee, plays against 133rd-ranked qualifier Thomas Fabbiano after eliminating No. 6 seed Grigor Dimitrov in the first round. Wawrinka is 12-0 against qualifiers at Grand Slam tournaments.


Cloudy. Chance of rain. High of 77 degrees (25 Celsius).


Sunny. High of 84 degrees (29 Celsius).


Men’s first round: Marcos Baghdatis beat No. 7 Dominic Thiem 6-4, 7-5, 2-0, retired (back injury); Matthew Ebden beat No. 10 David Goffin 6-4, 6-3, 6-4; Matteo Berrettini beat No. 18 Jack Sock 6-7 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5, 6-2; Frances Tiafoe beat No. 30 Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3.

Women’s first round: No. 3 Garbine Muguruza beat Naomi Broady 6-2, 7-5; Belinda Bencic beat No. 6 Caroline Garcia 7-6 (2), 6-3; Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat No 8 Petra Kvitova 6-4, 4-6, 6-0; Vitalia Diatchenko beat No. 24 Maria Sharapova 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-4.


7 – Number of top-10 seeded men and women who were knocked out in the first round, the most at Wimbledon the 50-year professional era.


”Being honest, the life is much better with the sunshine.” – No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal, who beat Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round.

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