2013 Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2013 Scores: Most Surprising Results from Day 1

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24:  Steve Darcis of Belgium celebrates match point during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Jesse ReedCorrespondent IJune 24, 2013

The first day of action at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships featured many a predictable result, but there were some shocking scores that nobody saw coming. 

Among those who coasted through Round 1 were Roger Federer and Victoria AzarenkaMaria Sharapova and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also made it past their first-round opponents, but it wasn't as easy. 

Other top players didn't fare as well, losing in surprising fashion to lesser opponents. 

Here's a look at how all the top players fared on Day 1 at the All England Club in London.

 

Day 1 Singles Results

Match Score
Men's Draw  
Roger Federer (3) defeats Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-2, 6-0
Steve Darcis defeats Rafael Nadal (5) 7-6, 7-6, 6-4
Marin Cilic (10) defeats Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6) defeats David Goffin 7-6, 6-4, 6-3
Jerzy Janowicz (24) defeats Kyle Edmund 6-2, 6-2, 6-4
Viktor Troicki defeats Janko Tipsarevic (14) 6-3, 6-4, 7-6
Jurgen Melzer defeats Fabio Fognini (30) 6-7, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2
Mikhail Youzhny (20) defeats Robin Haase 6-4, 7-5, 7-5
Benoit Paire (25) defeats Adrian Unger 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Juan Monaco (22) defeats Bastian Knittel 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
John Isner (18) defeats Evgeny Donskoy 6-1, 7-6, 7-6
   
Women's Draw  
Maria Sharapova (3) defeats Kristina Mladenovic 7-6, 6-3
Victoria Azarenka (2) defeats Maria Joao Koehler 6-1, 6-2
Ana Ivanovic (12) defeats Virginie Razzano 7-6, 6-0
Jelena Jankovic (16) defeats Johanna Konta 6-2, 7-5
Monica Puig defeats Sara Errani (5) 6-3, 6-2
Eva Birnerova defeats Varvara Lepchenko (26)  6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Carla Suarez Navarro (19) defeats Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-2, 6-2
Alize Cornet (29) defeats Vania King 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Lucie Safarova (27) defeats Lauren Davis 6-4, 6-0

For a full list of results, visit Wimbledon.com

 

Most Surprising Results From Day 1

Monica Puig Defeats Sara Errani (5)

Those who follow the sport of tennis closely may not have been too shocked to see Errani lose in Round 1 of this year's Wimbledon, but it's always a surprise when a top-ranked player is ousted so soon.

Errani lost in the first round last year, and she's never gotten out of the third round at the All England Club in her six Wimbledon appearances.

Puig dominated her match against Errani. She scored four aces, hit 38 winners to Errani's 13 and had Errani running wild throughout the match. 

The Puerto Rican teenager has not yet won a single event on the WTA Tour. This was her first Wimbledon, and thus far she's made the most of it. 

 

Steve Darcis Defeats Rafael Nadal (5)

In the most surprising match of the day—nay, the year—Nadal lost to an unheralded veteran who had only won two matches before this one in 2013. 

Darcis—the No. 135-ranked player in the world—looked like Pete Sampras on the grass court at the All England Club on Monday.

The Belgium-born player outplayed Nadal in every facet of the game and punished the King of Clay with powerful serves and a brilliant display of shotmaking from everywhere on the court. He landed 13 aces, blasted 53 winners and won three break points in his improbable victory.

For Nadal, this loss will certainly be a huge disappointment after his stellar return. As ESPN Stats & Info noted, it was Nadal's first career Round 1 loss in a Grand Slam:

For Darcis, his adventure is just getting started. He'll take on Lukasz Kubot in Round 2 to fight for a chance to move on in the brutal bottom half of the men's draw at Wimbledon.

 

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