Venus Williams, Denis Shapovalov, Maria Sakkari and 13 Other Matches Canceled at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 06/28/2021, 11:49 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 General view of the roof covering court 1 during Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka’s first round match against Romania’s Monica Niculescu REUTERS/Toby Melville


Wimbledon Championships 2021 Day 1 did not go according to plan and has disappointed the fans a little. This year will be the wettest Wimbledon in 15 years, and the opening day will be the wettest since 1991. The organizers were forced to cancel a bunch of matches on Day 1 all thanks to the rain.

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The matches which have been canceled include Dan Evans vs Feliciano Lopez, Venus Williams vs Mihaela Buzarnescu, and Harriet Dart vs Elise Mertens. The rains have spoilt the outside courts, making them wet and unplayable. However, fans did get to watch some good matches, including the men’s singles top seed, Novak Djokovic.

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Wimbledon Championships 2021- Day 1

The matches after a few hours of delay, due to wet courts. However, the play started after a few hours of delay. The list of matches that have been canceled includes Evans vs Lopez, Venus vs Buzarnescu, Shapo vs Kohls, Pliskova vs Zidansek, Sakkari vs Rus, Mertens vs Dart and Korda vs de Minaur.

In the women’s singles category, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus beat Monica Niculescu of Romania. She convincingly won without dropping a set, 6-1, 6-4. The men’s singles category is in play, and the men are not disappointing the fans.

World No. 1, Novak Djokovic is not fooling around

Novak Djokovic played his first-round match against wild card entrant Jack Draper of Great Britain. The World No.1 lost the first set, throwing the Nole fans under great pressure. However, the Serb showed his true colors by coming back in the next three sets, even getting four aces in one game in the fourth set.

Djoker is the favorite to win this year’s Wimbledon Championships, as he is in great form. The Serb has already won two Grand Slam titles this year, and the third one could very well be on the way.

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All eyes will be on the 4:30 GMT matches, as the men and women are ready to battle it out. The fans will be ready with their strawberries and cream, and with the sun out, the rain will hopefully not spoil the party again.

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