The first day of the Wimbledon Championships is just about in the books and it was a good one. There was a big upset when Venus Williams fell to Elena Vesnina in straight sets, losing 6-1, 6-3 and getting bounced in the opening round. That was the biggest upset of the day, something we generally don't get until at least Day 2.
Outside of that, the usual suspects won their matches. Janko Tipsarevic, the No. 8 seed struggled slightly with David Nalbandian, while Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 seed despite a loss to Rafael Nadal in the finals of the French Open, cruised through his opponent, Juan Carlos Ferrero. Other top seeds such as Rodger Federer and Fernando Verdasco won their matches.
John Isner is, predictably, still locked in a match that has gone to the fifth set against Alejandro Falla, while No. 6 seed Tomas Berdych is on the verge of being bounced out in the first round as Ernests Gulbis took the first and second set tiebreaks.
Michael Russell, who was born in Detroit and is hoping to make a run this year representing the region, got past his opponent, Adrian Menendez-Maceiras. Russell took the first two sets 6-3, 6-1, but was taken to a tiebreak in the third, though he did walk away with a win.
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