AP PHOTOS: The 1st week at the Wimbledon tennis tournament

  • A rainbow arches in the sky as seen from the courts on day four of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Thursday, June 30, 2022.

    A rainbow arches in the sky as seen from the courts on day four of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Thursday, June 30, 2022. Associated Press

  • A member of the ground staff moves some flowers ahead of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Sunday, June 26, 2022.

    A member of the ground staff moves some flowers ahead of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Sunday, June 26, 2022. Associated Press

  • Poland's Iga Swiatek returns to Croatia's Jana Fett in a first round women's singles match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

    Poland's Iga Swiatek returns to Croatia's Jana Fett in a first round women's singles match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Associated Press

  • A member of ground staff shakes water off the covers during a rain delay on day one of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Monday, June 27, 2022.

    A member of ground staff shakes water off the covers during a rain delay on day one of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Monday, June 27, 2022. Associated Press

  • Britain's Emma Raducanu celebrates beating Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck to win a women's first round singles match on day one of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Monday, June 27, 2022.

    Britain's Emma Raducanu celebrates beating Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck to win a women's first round singles match on day one of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Monday, June 27, 2022. Associated Press

  • Australia's Nick Kyrgios returns the ball during the singles tennis match against Britain's Paul Jubb on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

    Australia's Nick Kyrgios returns the ball during the singles tennis match against Britain's Paul Jubb on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Associated Press

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal jumps up as he serves to Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo in a first round men's singles match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

    Spain's Rafael Nadal jumps up as he serves to Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo in a first round men's singles match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Associated Press

  • Crowds flock on the Hill outside court one on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

    Crowds flock on the Hill outside court one on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Associated Press

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis during their singles tennis match on day three of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis during their singles tennis match on day three of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Associated Press

  • France's Harmony Tan celebrates after beating Serena Williams of the US in a first round women's singles match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

    France's Harmony Tan celebrates after beating Serena Williams of the US in a first round women's singles match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Associated Press

  • Coco Gauff of the US serves to Romania's Elena-Gabriela Ruse during their singles tennis match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

    Coco Gauff of the US serves to Romania's Elena-Gabriela Ruse during their singles tennis match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Associated Press

  • Poland's Iga Swiatek sporting a Ukrainian colors ribbon on her hat waits to receive serve from Croatia's Jana Fett in a first round women's singles match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

    Poland's Iga Swiatek sporting a Ukrainian colors ribbon on her hat waits to receive serve from Croatia's Jana Fett in a first round women's singles match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Associated Press

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal returns to Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo in a first round men's singles match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

    Spain's Rafael Nadal returns to Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo in a first round men's singles match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Associated Press

  • Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic, left, returns the ball to Romania's Simona Halep in a singles tennis match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

    Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic, left, returns the ball to Romania's Simona Halep in a singles tennis match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Associated Press

  • Britain's Andy Murray waves after losing a singles tennis match against John Isner of the US on day three of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

    Britain's Andy Murray waves after losing a singles tennis match against John Isner of the US on day three of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Associated Press

  • Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Italy's Jasmine Paolini during their singles tennis match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

    Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Italy's Jasmine Paolini during their singles tennis match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Associated Press

  • Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas returns to Switzerland's Alexander Ritschard during their singles tennis match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

    Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas returns to Switzerland's Alexander Ritschard during their singles tennis match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Associated Press

  • Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko serves to Germany's Jule Niemeier in a third round women's singles match on day five of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Friday, July 1, 2022.

    Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko serves to Germany's Jule Niemeier in a third round women's singles match on day five of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Friday, July 1, 2022. Associated Press

  • Tereza Martincova of the Czech Republic prepares to serve to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in a singles tennis match on day three of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

    Tereza Martincova of the Czech Republic prepares to serve to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in a singles tennis match on day three of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Associated Press

  • Taylor Fritz of the US stretches to return to Britain's Alastair Gray in a second round men's single match on day four of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Thursday, June 30, 2022.

    Taylor Fritz of the US stretches to return to Britain's Alastair Gray in a second round men's single match on day four of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Thursday, June 30, 2022. Associated Press

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis in a second round men's singles match on day four of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Thursday, June 30, 2022.

    Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis in a second round men's singles match on day four of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Thursday, June 30, 2022. Associated Press

  • Coco Gauff of the US falls as she tries to make a return to Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu in a second round women's singles match on day four of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Thursday, June 30, 2022.

    Coco Gauff of the US falls as she tries to make a return to Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu in a second round women's singles match on day four of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Thursday, June 30, 2022. Associated Press

  • Spain's Carlos Alcaraz returns the ball to Germany's Oscar Otte in a men's singles match on day five of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Friday, July 1, 2022.

    Spain's Carlos Alcaraz returns the ball to Germany's Oscar Otte in a men's singles match on day five of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Friday, July 1, 2022. Associated Press

  • Italy's Jannik Sinner plays John Isner of the US during their men's singles third round match on day five of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Friday, July 1, 2022.

    Italy's Jannik Sinner plays John Isner of the US during their men's singles third round match on day five of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Friday, July 1, 2022. Associated Press

  • France's Caroline Garcia celebrates defeating Britain's Emma Raducanu in a singles tennis match on day three of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

    France's Caroline Garcia celebrates defeating Britain's Emma Raducanu in a singles tennis match on day three of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Associated Press

  • Rain covers are placed on the courts on day one of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Monday, June 27, 2022.

    Rain covers are placed on the courts on day one of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Monday, June 27, 2022. Associated Press

  • Romania's Simona Halep gestures as she play Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens in a second round women's single match on day four of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Thursday, June 30, 2022.

    Romania's Simona Halep gestures as she play Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens in a second round women's single match on day four of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Thursday, June 30, 2022. Associated Press

  • Serena Williams of the US waves as she leaves the court after losing to France's Harmony Tan in a first round women's singles match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

    Serena Williams of the US waves as she leaves the court after losing to France's Harmony Tan in a first round women's singles match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Associated Press

 
 
Posted7/2/2022 7:00 AM

WIMBLEDON, England -- There were players who weren't allowed to enter Wimbledon this year because of the ban on Russians and Belarusians, a trio of top men who tested positive for COVID-19, and one of the biggest stars of tennis, Serena Williams, made a quick exit with a first-round loss.

Britain's two most recent Grand Slam champions, Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu, also were defeated early.

 

Novak Djokovic's bid for a fourth consecutive trophy at the All England Club is still alive and well, as is Rafael Nadal's pursuit of a calendar-year Grand Slam and Iga Swiatek's 37-match winning streak.

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