Wimbledon is attracting the attention
Yellow-ball fans’ eyes are on the grass courts of Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam of tennis, where the sporting dialogue will be exciting between men’s and women’s game stars.
Tunisian star Anas Jabeur, ranked second in the world, began the Wimbledon Open Tennis Championships with an easy victory over Swedish rival Miram Bjorklund by two clean sets of 6-1 and 6-3 to reach the second round.
Tunisia needed only 54 minutes to skip its rival, and will meet in the next round with Canada’s Rebecca Marina or Poland’s Cartarzina Kaya.
Jabeur reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last year, her best result in the Grand Slams, along with reaching the same role at the 2020 Australian Open.
“Today I had the highest ranking of my career and losing only four runs in today’s match means I made a great start in the tournament,” she said after the victory.
“It’s great to get back to the main stadium. grass courts fit my style of play especially in fallen balls “.
“Now I want to go beyond the quarter-finals,” she concluded.
Kontaveit to the second round
In turn, Estonian Annette Kontaveit succeeded in overtaking American Bernarda Berra by two unanswered groups to reach the second round.
Kontaveit had difficulty starting the meeting after her American rival shone before sealing the first set with seven runs for five.
World number three returned to take control of the phases of the second set decisive six runs for one run.
Raducano reaching into the second round
On the other hand, British Open champion Emma Raducano beat Belgium’s Alison van Ouetvanck 6-4, 6-4.
Raducano, 19, who was at risk of missing the tournament due to injury, suffered an early rhythm imposition in the match, but returned in both sets to seal her victory.
“It’s a very special feeling to be back at Wimbledon. I felt supported the moment I walked out on the court. I want to say thank you to everyone who was here supporting, during difficult times as well. It’s worth it to play and win.
Raducano faces France’s Caroline García, who also beat Britain’s Boriko Miyazaki 4-6, 6-1 and 7-6 (10/4).