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Shocks and surprises on Day 1 of Wimbledon

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Shocks and surprises on Day 1 of Wimbledon

Shocks and surprises on Day 1 of Wimbledon

Defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic begins with a win before a string of shocks light up Day 1 led by 15-year-old Cori Gauff knocking out Venus Williams

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Shocks and surprises on Day 1 of Wimbledon

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JULY 1, 2019) (AELTC - SEE RESTRICTIONS) 1.

SLOW MOTION MONTAGE OF SCENES AT WIMBLEDON 2.

SLOW MOTION OF NOVAK DJOKOVIC WALKING ONTO COURT FOR THE OPENING MATCH WITH PHILIPP KOHLSCHREIBER 3.

SLOW MOTION OF DJOKOVIC IN ACTION 4.

MATCH POINT, DJOKOVIC WINS 5.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) NOVAK DJOKOVIC SAYING: I've been blessed to be very successful on this court over the years, so every time I step on it, you know, memories come back and a great feeling." 6.

FAST MOTION OF CROWD 7.

SIMONA HALEP WINNING AGAINST ALIAKSANDRA SASNOVICH IN THE FIRST MATCH PLAYED ON THE RENOVATED NUMBER 1 COURT 8.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) SIMONA HALEP SAYING: "Always the first match of the tournament is difficult, and I knew that she was playing great, so I had to just stay positive and to fight until the end." 9.

FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME DEFEATING FELLOW-CANADIAN VASEK POSPISIL 10.

NAOMI OSAKA LOOKING SAD AFTER LOSING TO YULIA PUTINTSEVA 11.

YULIA PUTINTSEVA CELEBRATING 12.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) NAOMI OSAKA SAYING: "I feel like I'm about to cry." 13.

SPECTATOR WEARING SUNGLASSES 14.

SERENA WILLIAMS POSING FOR SELFIE 15.

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS LOSING TO THOMAS FABBIANO 16.

ALEXANDER ZVEREV LOSING TO JIRI VESELY 17.

WIMBLEDON VIEW 18.

SUN 19.

CORI GAUFF AND VENUS WILLIAMS WALKING OUT TO PLAY 20.

MONTAGE FROM THE MATCH INCLUDING GAUFF CELEBRATING WINNING 21.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CORI GAUFF SAYING: "She just told me congratulations and to keep going and good luck.

After the match, I told her that just thank you for everything that she did, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for her." 22.

WIMBLEDON LOGO STORY: Cori Gauff made it an opening day to remember at Wimbledon on Monday (July 1) when the 15-year-old beat five-time champion Venus Williams, 24 years her senior.

Play began in bright sunshine with defending men's champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia beginning his quest for a fifth Wimbledon crown with a 6-3 7-5 6-3 victory over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber on Centre Court.

Simona Halep of Romania shook off an injury early in her opener and won five games in a row in the second set to overcome Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-4 7-5 in the first match on Court One since the installation of a new roof.

Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime celebrated his country's national day with his first Grand Slam main draw victory, beating compatriot Vasek Pospisil 5-7 6-2 6-4 6-3.

The 18-year-old is the first man born in 2000 or later to win a singles match at a major.

Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva produced the first major upseat when sge stunned second seed Naomi Osaka 7-6(4) 6-2 to advance to the second round.

The 24-year-old beat Japan's Osaka in straight sets in Birmingham last month.

Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas, seeded seventh, was dumped out with a 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-7(8) 6-3 defeat by Italian Thomas Fabbiano and sixth Sixth seeded German Alexander Zverev suffered a 4-6 6-3 6-2 7-5 upset loss to Czech qualifier Jiri Vesely.

American qualifier Cori Gauff's dream debut against her idol and compatriot Venus Williams became a winning one as the 15-year-old prevailed 6-4 6-4.

Gauff, who was not born when Williams claimed two of her five Wimbledon titles, became the youngest woman since 1991 to seal a first-round win in the tournament.




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