At Wimbledon 2021, only one women’s match has been played so far. Arina Sabalenka, a Belarusian woman, was quickly promoted. On the first day, the tournament was disrupted by the vagaries of the weather.

Łukasz Iwanek

Arina Sabalenka

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There were no turf tournaments last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After two years of waiting, tennis fans did not fully enjoy Wimbledon. The first day of the tournament was blown up by rain and until approximately at 17:00 Poland time the matches were played on two roofed stadiums only.

The women’s first match was played on Court 1 and did not evoke much emotion. Aryna Sabalenka (WTA 4) defeated Monica Niculescu 6:1, 6:4 (WTA 191). In the second set, the Romanian approached 3-4, but the Belarusian retained the advantage of the first half.

In the 76th minute, Sabalenka sent six aces and scored 16 of 22 points on the net. The Belarusian woman used five of the 11 break points. I sent 48 closing strokes with 30 non-forced fouls. Niculescu had eight straight wins and five fouls.

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This was the second meeting of these tennis players. In 2018, in Shenzhen, Sabalenka won by 6:4, 6:4. This is the fourth time the Belarusian player has appeared at Wimbledon, and her match balance is now 2-3. Niculescu successfully qualified and participated in the event for the thirteenth time. In his first 48 major tournaments, the Romanian has made the fourth round twice, at the 2011 US Open and 2015 Wimbledon.

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Before Wimbledon Sabalenka played in two tournaments. In Berlin, she was eliminated in the first game after defeating Madison Keys. At Eastbourne, she sent two competitors to Camila Giorgi in the quarter-finals. The other competitor for the Belarusian woman will be Britain’s Katie Poulter or American Daniel Lau.

ChampionshipsWimbledon (UK)
Grand Slam, grass pitches, total prize money of 35 million pounds
Monday 28th June

Women’s Singles Match Round 1:

Arina Sabalenka (Belarus, 2) beat Monica Niculescu (Romania, Q) 6-1, 6-4

Women’s Championship Program and Results

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