Wimbledon 2012 Results: Winners and Losers Among Wimbledon's Top Stars

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Wimbledon 2012 Results: Winners and Losers Among Wimbledon's Top Stars
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Day 1 of Wimbledon 2012 was headlined by the elimination of one of the game’s household names and the advancement of several others. Here are the big-name winners and losers from Monday’s action.

 

Venus Williams

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Venus Williams’ pursuit of her sixth Wimbledon title didn’t last long. She was defeated 6-1, 6-3 by Elena Vesnina in the first round. It was the first time that Williams had failed to win a single match in the tournament.

According to ESPN, she said after the loss:

I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I'm not going to give up on it. There's no way I'm going to just sit down and give up just because I have a hard time the first five or six tournaments back. That's just not me. At the Olympics, you'll see me here. I'm planning on it.

 

Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic reaffirmed why he’s still the No. 1-ranked player in the world, making quick work of Juan Carlos Ferrero. He sliced and diced the Spaniard 6-3, 6-3, 6-1, coasting to a second-round berth. Following a disappointing loss in the French Open, Djokovic’s title defense couldn’t have started much smoother.

 

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Roger Federer

Roger Federer looks more than capable of winning his seventh Wimbledon title after absolutely smoking Albert Ramos. Federer blew by the challenger 6-1, 6-1, 6-1. Given his recent history of being susceptible to upsets, the dominant display shows that he isn’t looking ahead to a meeting with Rafael Nadal.

 

Maria Sharapova

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Maria Sharapova is attempting to become the first women’s tennis player since 2002 to win the Wimbledon coming off of a French Open victory. History isn’t on Sharapova’s side, but she didn’t stumble at all in Round 1. She convincingly beat Anastasia Rodionova in two sets, 6-2, 6-3.

 

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