After taking a year off, the world’s top tennis players returned to the All England Club in London to participate in Wimbledon 2021. Today, on Saturday (3.7), the first week of the only grass-court Grand Slam comes to an end, as games resume on Monday. The first week of Wimbledon saw some breathtaking tennis along with several upsets in both the women’s and men’s draws. So much has happened. As the 2021 tournament heads into its traditional rest day on middle Sunday for one last time, here’s a look back at some of the first week’s big moments.
In the women’s draw, 10th seed and two-time champion Petra Kvitova was knocked out in the opening round by Sloane Stephens. Other players to not make it past the first round were the fifth seed Bianca Andreescu, ninth seed Belinda, and Kiki Bertens. Fourth seed Sofia Kenin, who has struggled to find her best form this year, was sent packing in the second round by compatriot Madison Brengle. Also eliminated in the second set were third seed Elina Svitolina, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, and Maria Sakkari, who had reached the French Open final last month. Finally, it was 11th seed and 2017 Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza who exited the tournament after a defeat against Ons Jabeur in the third round.