Wimbledon 2013: Day one

Published Jun 25, 2013 11:53pm
Stewards guide spectators into the ground for the first day of 
the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London June 24, 2013.
Stewards guide spectators into the ground for the first day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London June 24, 2013.
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia hits a return to Virginie Razzano of France during their women's singles tennis match.
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia hits a return to Virginie Razzano of France during their women's singles tennis match.
Italy's Flavia Pennetta serves against Britain's Elena Baltacha during their first round match.
Italy's Flavia Pennetta serves against Britain's Elena Baltacha during their first round match.
Sara Errani of Italy returns the ball to Monica Puig of Puerto Rico.
Sara Errani of Italy returns the ball to Monica Puig of Puerto Rico.
Stefan Kendal Gordy, known as Redfoo, of the band LMFAO, watches his girlfriend Victoria Azarenka of Belarus after she defeated Maria Joao Koehler of Portugal.
Stefan Kendal Gordy, known as Redfoo, of the band LMFAO, watches his girlfriend Victoria Azarenka of Belarus after she defeated Maria Joao Koehler of Portugal.
Pippa Middleton, the sister of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, front right, talks to Britain's Princess Michael of Kent, second from right in front, alongside former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, Britain's Prince Michael of Kent, front left, and actress Felicity Kendall as they await for the start of play on Centre Court.
Pippa Middleton, the sister of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, front right, talks to Britain's Princess Michael of Kent, second from right in front, alongside former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, Britain's Prince Michael of Kent, front left, and actress Felicity Kendall as they await for the start of play on Centre Court.
Roger Federer of Switzerland stretches to return the ball to Victor Hanescu of Romania.
Roger Federer of Switzerland stretches to return the ball to Victor Hanescu of Romania.
Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after a point against France's Kristina Mladenovic.
Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after a point against France's Kristina Mladenovic.
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after a point lost against Belgium's Steve Darcis.
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after a point lost against Belgium's Steve Darcis.
Britain's Andy Murray serves against Germany's Benjamin Becker.
Britain's Andy Murray serves against Germany's Benjamin Becker.
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates beating Belgium's David Goffin.
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates beating Belgium's David Goffin.
Belgium's Steve Darcis celebrates beating Spain's Rafael Nadal.
Belgium's Steve Darcis celebrates beating Spain's Rafael Nadal.

Twice former champion Rafa Nadal was knocked out in the first round of Wimbledon by 135th-ranked Belgian Steve Darcis on Monday, the Spaniard losing 7-6(4) 7-6(8) 6-4. Defending champion Roger Federer began his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title with a 69-minute demolition of Victor Hanescu Monday as Victoria Azarenka overcame a horrific fall to also progress. Women's second seed Azarenka, a semi-finalist in 2011 and 2012, moved into second round, beating Portugal's world numbr 106 Maria Joao Koehler 6-1, 6-2. Italian fifth seed Sara Errani became the first major casualty of this year's Wimbledon when she slumped to a 6-3, 6-2 defeat to Puerto Rican teenager Monica Puig.


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