Wimbledon 2009: Opening Matches And Schedule
Novak Djokovic, Fernando Verdasco and Elena Dementieva all advanced to the second round today. The match of Vera Zvonareva vs. Georgie Stoop was postponed.
The 2009 Wimbledon Championships kick off this Monday, June 22, at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, England.
First matches were played today on Day 1. The highlights include the victory of Roger Federer over Yen-hsun Lu of Taipei in the absence of last year's winner injured Rafael Nadal. Second seeded Serena Williams took to the courts today as well, winning over Portuguese Neuza Silva. Maria Sharopova who had a disappointing comeback at this year’s French Open has claimed victory over Ukraine’s Viktoriya Kutuzova. The 24-year-old Swedish tennis sensation Robin Soderling, the runner-up to Roger Federer in this year’s French Open, has calimed victory over Gilles Muller of Luxembourg today.
Still in progress are matches between No. 4 seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Julien Benneteau of France. No. 7 seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain has yet to conclude his match against James Ward of the UK. No. 4 seeded Elena Dementieva of Russia is in the process of battling her compatriot Alla Kudryavtseva. Also, still to play today are No. 7 seeded Vera Zvonareva of Russia.
Canada’s highest-ranked tennis player, No. 23 seeded Aleksandra Wozniak has been eliminated in the first round against Francesca Schiavone of Italy.
You can check the schedule of the tournament here.
To play tomorrow, June 23 (Day 2):
Venus Williams (USA)
Andy Roddick (USA)
Andy Murray (GBR) -- No. 3 seedd
Dinara Safina (RUS) -- No. 1 seeded
Marat Safin (RUS)
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) -- No. 5 seeded
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)