Americans Frances Tiafoe and Sloane Stephens began Day 1 at Wimbledon with upsets Monday. Tiafoe upstaged males No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Stephens ousted ladies No. 10 Petra Kvitova.
Tiafoe earned the first upset of the day with a straight-sets win over Tsitsipas in 2 hours, 2 minutes. Tiafoe has by no means superior previous the quarterfinal of a Grand Slam; he subsequently faces Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena or Canadian Vasek Pospisil within the second spherical. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Czech Jiri Vesely had been among the many different males’ gamers to advance by early first-round matches Monday.
Stephens holds one Grand Slam title, defeated Kvitova in simply 77 minutes. The 73rd-ranked American beat the Czech 6-3, 6-4. Kvitova is a two-time Wimbledon champion. No. 6 Sofia Kenin, Madison Keys, Danielle Collins, and Lauren Davis had been among the many different American ladies to advance early Monday.
The ultimate slate of openers airs from 6 to 11:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday on ESPN and from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday on ESPN2. The ladies’ singles ultimate is set for July 10, and the boy’s ultimate will be held on July 11.
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