Wimbledon is underway, and with it our daily roundup of all things green and glorious. Prepare your strawberries and cream as we delve into the day's events, from the sublime to the absurd. Your serve.
Monica Puig (presumably no relation to Yasiel) knocked down No. 5 seed Sara Errani, but we all know the real story: Rafael Nadal losing to Steve Darcis in straight sets. It marked Nadal's first-ever first-round loss in a Grand Slam Event.
Other Big Names
Andy Murray opened against a German named B. Becker, but it wasn't Boris, it was Benjamin, who went down 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Roger Federer sent Victor Hanescu packing 6-3, 6-2, 6-0. And Maria Sharapova had little trouble with Kristina Mladenovic, winning 7-6 (7-5), 6-3. And Lleyton Hewitt checked in from 2002 with a surprise 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 win over No. 11 Stan Wawrinka.
Oh, this one looked bad. Victoria Azarenka was up 6-1, 1-0 on Maria Joao Koehler when Azarenka collapsed into a split and lay in agony on the court. She eventually got to her feet and with the help of a mile of athletic tape, continued the match. She would go on to win 6-1, 6-2, but the question of how her knee will fare in coming matches remains unanswered. She has until Wednesday for her next match.
WTF (What The Fault) Photo Of The Day
Grace Jones playing ping-pong in the evian "Live Young" suite. All right, then.
Stat of the Day
With his victory, Andy Murray is now the winningest Grand Slam player in British history, with 107 match wins. (Via @Wimbledon)
Quote of the Day
"S%^t." - Steve Darcis upon seeing he drew Rafael Nadal in the first round. (Via @SI_BTBaseline)
The rest of the big names take the stage on Tuesday. Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer will all play on Centre Court starting at 8 a.m. ET.
- Sports & Recreation
- Rafael Nadal
- Andy Murray
- Steve Darcis
- Victoria Azarenka
- Maria Sharapova
- Roger Federer
- Sara Errani