Stan Wawrinka bowed out of Wimbledon 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 1-6 against Daniil Medvedev on the first day while Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray cruised past their opponents into the second round of the event. Meanwhile, Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams, Johanna Konta registered easy wins on the first day.
Stan Wawrinka was made to take an early exit after 21-year old Daniil Medvedev defeated the fifth seed to win his first major Grand Slam match. Wawrinka came into the event looking to complete his Grand Slam trophy list but suffered an early setback with Medvedev taking the first set. However, the Swiss was not ready to surrender easily and
Following his second set win, the 32-year old looked in distress and received some treatment from the physio on his left knee that had gone under the knife in the past. He was also seen using an ice pack to drown the pain and took to the
On the other hand, Rafael Nadal made a victorious return to the court after his record French Open win defeating Australia's John Milman 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 in his 50th Wimbledon match to advance to the second round of the Grand Slam event.
Defending champion Andy Murray like his Fab Four contemporary overcame Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik in straight sets of 6-1 6-4 6-2 despite his hip injury that was evident as the World No. 1 defeated his opponent limping.
In women's singles category, second seed Simona Halep registered an easy 6-4, 6-1 win over New Zealand's Marina Erakovic while Britain's Johana Konta and Heather Watson sailed into the second rounds. Tenth seed Venus Williams defeated Elise Mertens 7-6, 6-4 in the first round but broke into tears when questioned about the allegations levied on the five-time champion with regards to her involvement in a fatal car crash in a post-match press conference.
Petra Kvitova carried her inspirational return to the sport after a knife attack and defeated Johanna Larsson 6-3, 6-4 to progress to the second round of Wimbledon.