Former world number one Serena Williams of the United States lost to Frenchwoman Harmony Tan and could not reach the second round of the Wimbledon tournament.

Serena lost 5-7, 6-1, 6-7(7-10). The first-round women’s singles match lasted three hours and 14 minutes. The American had five aces and three doubles, the Frenchwoman had 3/3.

It was Williams’ first singles match since the summer of 2021, coming in at No. 1204 in the world rankings. Previously, Serena had won Wimbledon seven times.

Tan, the 115th-ranked WTA player, will play her next match against the 45th-ranked Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo on June 30.

Last updated on 29 Jun 2022 - 11:37

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