Welcome back, Wimbledon: Slam returns to rain, fans, upsets
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon has returned after being canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic and some things have not changed at the All England Club. Day 1 featured enthusiastic fans, plenty of rain that postponed several matches and a victory for defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic. There also were two big wins for Americans: Frances Tiafoe eliminated French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Sloane Stephens defeated two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova. Djokovic began his quest for a record-tying 20th Grand Slam title and sixth at Wimbledon by dropping the opening set Monday to a 19-year-old wild-card entry from England. But Djokovic quickly got himself back to his best tennis and won in four sets.