Madison Keys wins opening match at Wimbledon | Inquirer Sports

Madison Keys wins opening match at Wimbledon

/ 08:24 PM July 03, 2017

Madison Keys - Wimbledon - 3 July 2017

Madison Keys of the United States returns to Japan’s Nao Hibino during their Women’s Singles Match on the opening day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 3, 2017. (Photo by ALASTAIR GRANT / AP)

LONDON — Madison Keys won her opening match on Monday at Wimbledon, beating Nao Hibino of Japan 6-4, 6-2.

The 17th-seeded American reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club in 2015 and the fourth round last year.


Meanwhile, Nick Kyrgios has retired from his first-round match at Wimbledon after losing the first two sets.


The 20th-seeded Australian was trailing Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-3, 6-4 when he called for a trainer to work on his left hip. He then decided to stop the match.

Kyrgios also retired with an injury from his first-round match at Queen’s, a Wimbledon warm-up tournament.

Despite warm temperatures with sun peeking through the clouds, Kyrgios was wearing white tights under his shorts.

Defending champion Andy Murray will be up first on Centre Court at about 1 p.m. (8 p.m. PHT) against Alexander Bublik.

First up on No. 1 Court will be Venus Williams, a five-time champion who faces Elise Mertens.

This is Williams’ first match since she was involved in a car accident in Florida on June. The American is being sued by the estate of a man who died about two weeks after the crash that police say Williams caused.


Other major title winners on the Day 1 schedule include Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Petra Kvitova.

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge has offered praise to Wimbledon‘s ball boys and ball girls, saying their professionalism made a huge difference to the players.

The former Kate Middleton made her first visit to the tournament in her capacity as patron of the All England Club. The duchess told two ball girls and a boy that their work “makes the game happen.”

After praising their dedication, she also added, “You look so smart.”

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Kate will take her place in the royal box to watch Andy Murray on Centre Court on Monday.

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