FEDERER DOWNS ‘CARTMAN’:The Swiss star with career earnings of nearly US$100m defeated Briton Marcus Willis, who had earned just US$200 this year before this match
Date: Jul 01, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, LONDON
Taiwanese No. 1 Hsieh Su-wei lost her rain-affected first-round women’s singles match at
Wimbledon on Wednesday, while Marcus Willis’ brief flirtation with fame was ended by Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic racked up an Open era record of 30 successive Grand Slam wins.
World No. 69 Hsieh, who has been complaining of fatigue after entering every possible tournament in the past two months in an effort to improve her ranking and earn a spot at next month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, started the day on Court 5 at one-set all with 21st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova after their first-round match was suspended due to rain on Tuesday evening.
However, the Russian broke the Taiwanese early and claimed a 3-1 lead before rain once again forced the players back into the changing rooms at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. [FULL STORY]