Ashleigh Barty, world number one, reached the second round after losing a set. The Australian beat Carla Suarez Navarro with 6:1, 6:7 (1:7), 6:1.
In the second round, Barty will now face the Hungarian Timea Babos or Anna Blinkova from Russia.
Angelique Kerber defeated Nina Stojanovic from Serbia with 6:4, 6:3 and made it into the second round. Kerber showed good serves but needed some time to get into the game. Kerber. Stojanovic, who was less experienced on grass, was quickly ahead with 3:0. But the German fought her way back via her good serve and played her routine against Stojanovic. After 1:24 hours, Kerber, the three-time Grand Slam winner, was the winner of the match and will now face Sara Sorribes from Spain or Ana Konjuh from Croatia.
Another German tennis player, Mona Barthel, did not make it into the second round. She lost against Zhu Lin from China with 7:6 (7:2), 3:6, 3:6.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams provided a surprise outcome. The US-American had to retire from her first-round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich from Belarus at 3:3. Shortly before, Williams slipped on the grass and had to be treated for several minutes. Although she returned to the court, she had to retire in tears a short time later.
Alexander Zverev reached the second round in Wimbledon. in 1:29 hours, Zverev won over Griekspoor with 6:3, 6:4, 6:1. The world number 6, Zverev, will face Tennys Sandgren from the USA or Norbert Gombos from Slovakia in the next round.
Another German who won the first round in London is Oscar Otte, who had his debut in the Wimbledon main draw. Due to the onset of darkness, his match against Arthur Rinderknech from France was postponed from Monday evening to Tuesday. Because of heavy rain, the players had to wait until late evening to be able to play. But then the German won 4:6, 6:3, 6:2, 6:7 (5:7), 13:12 (7:2).
A German player who was not as lucky and failed in round one is Philipp Kohlschreiber, who lost to the Canadian Dennis Shapovalov with 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 4-6.
For Daniel Masur, also from Germany, the Wimbledon adventure is already over following his loss to the South Korean Kwon Soonwoo with 7:6 (7:2), 3:6, 4:6, 4:6.
Roger Federer, long-time world number one, reached the second round of Wimbledon in London benefited from the abandonment of Frenchman Adrian Mannarino with 6:4, 6:7 (3:7), 3:6, 6:2. Federer had previously considerable problems and was trailing 1:2 sets in between. In the fourth set, the Swiss was 4:2 ahead when Mannarino slipped on the grass and had to receive treatment.
Federer will play Richard Gasquet from France or Yuichi Sugita from Japan.
Another player who made it into the second round in London is Russian Daniil Medvedev after winning over Jan-Lennard Struff from Germany. The Russian won with 6:4, 4:6, 7:6 (7:3).