Wimbledon Gallery: 125th Edition Kick-Off
A very special edition of The Championships kicked off amid mixed weather in Wimbledon.
Published June 21, 2011 12:00
The 125th edition of The Championships kicked off on Monday afternoon with mixed forecasts...
Kimiko Date-Krumm and Katie O'Brien were the first players to play on the brand new Court 3.
Kimiko Date-Krumm emerged with a win, her first at Wimbledon since reaching the 1996 semis.
Venus Williams followed soon after with a commanding 63 61 triumph over Akgul Amanmuradova.
Vera Zvonareva was tested but made it past young American prospect Alison Riske, 60 36 63.
Christina McHale scored one of the first upsets of the week over No.28 seed Ekaterina Makarova.
Late in the afternoon the rain began coming down, forcing all but Centre Court off the court.
Francesca Schiavone and Jelena Dokic continued their battle under the roof of Centre Court.
Jelena Dokic fought back from 3-1 down to even the third set at 3-all, but it would turn again...
Francesca Schiavone won the last three games of the match for a 64 16 63 win over Jelena Dokic.