The Latest: Rising star Korda earns 1st Wimbledon victory
Britain Wimbledon Tennis Sebastian Korda of the US plays a return to Australia's Alex De Minaur during the men's singles first round match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday June 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) (Alberto Pezzali)The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):2:40 p.m.Sebastian Korda is looking good on grass, just like his sister. Korda’s sister, golfer Nelly Korda, won her first major title last week and is the first American in seven years to reach No. ___1:55 p.m.Venus Williams has won a match at Wimbledon for the 90th time. She is now ranked 111th, and the victory was her first since she won one match at the Australian Open.wftv.com
Australian Open's hard quarantine 'took a toll' on players
When Tennys Sandgren resumed practicing after his can’t-go-anywhere hard quarantine ended, the American said Tuesday, his hands developed blisters from holding a racket. And, like Azarenka, both Sandgren and Pospisil lost their opening matches. “I wouldn’t say the whole tournament is a joke, but for some players, it’s not feasible. “I needed fresh air or maybe a bigger room or better conditions to play against the best players,” she said. Players in the “regular” quarantine were allowed to leave their rooms for five hours per day during the first two weeks after getting to Australia.