Wimbledon Gallery: Let The Games Begin...
It didn't take long for the good feelings to come at SW19. The former No.1s were out in full force.
Published June 26, 2012 12:00
Sam Stosur had lost first round here the last two years but this time routined Carla Suarez Navarro.
Magdalena Rybarikova provided some resistance but went out to Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets.
Agnieszka Radwanska scored her 39th win of the year, second-most after Angelique Kerber's 41 wins.
No active player had won more titles or more matches at Wimbledon than WTA legend Venus Williams.
But Venus Williams wasn't on her game and Elena Vesnina capitalized, springing a 61 63 surprise.
Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi got the biggest upset of Day 1, beating No.16 seed Flavia Pennetta.
Anastasia Rodionova didn't make it easy but would succumb to World No.1 Maria Sharapova, 62 63.
Kim Clijsters played the first match of her final Wimbledon on Monday, taking on Jelena Jankovic.
Jelena Jankovic had only won one of her eight meetings with Kim Clijsters, and this one stayed true to that.
Kim Clijsters got a 62 64 win over Jelena Jankovic to improve to 8-1 against her fellow former No.1.
Daniela Hantuchova came back from a break down in the second set but fell to Jamie Hampton, 64 76(1).
Heather Watson was 0-2 at Wimbledon beforehand but got on the board this time, beating Iveta Benesova.