Big name players on both the men’s and women’s draw were upset in the first the first round at Wimbledon.
Former Champion Venus Williams was beaten in straight sets by 15-year old Coco Gauff.
“I don’t really know how to feel, this is the first time I’ve cried after a match, after winning,” Gauff told the BBC. World No. 313 added: “I never thought this would happen. I’m living my dream right now, not many people get to say that.” The world No. 313 added: “I never thought this would happen. I’m living my dream right now, not many people get to say that.
Defending US Open and Australian Open champion and second seed Naomi Osaka fell to Yulia Putintseva, 7-6 (4), 6-2. This defeat coming after her disappointing French Open left Osaka in tears as she clearly struggles to handles the pressures that come with being a top player.
On the men’s side, Stefanos Tsitsipas‘ big hopes for a Wimbledon title came crashing down as he fell to Thomas Fabbiano 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (8), 6-3.
Sixth seed Sascha Zverev had never lost in the first round at Wimbledon before Monday, but he still described his 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 loss to Czech qualifier Jiri Vesely as “typical”. “One or two things don’t go my way, and everything kind of a little bit falls apart,” Zverev said. “It was kind of a typical Grand Slam match for me.”
“I’m not very high on confidence right now. When I get to the important moments, I had, what, five, six break points in the fourth set alone? Can’t take any of those. I had a 0/40, a 15/40. I’m down one break point myself and he takes it immediately, where I miss an easy volley,” Zverev said, describing match point in the fourth set. “I didn’t lose this match on tennis. It’s just my confidence is below zero right now.”
French Open finalist Dominic Thiem was upset by big serving Sam Querrey. The American won 6-7(6), 7-6(1), 6-3, 6-0 in two hours and 29 minutes