Rain disrupts opening day at Wimbledon - Sports News - Fanatics - the world's biggest events

Rain disrupts opening day at Wimbledon

26/06/2007 05:42:16 AM Comments (0)

Play was suspended at Wimbledon just past 5pm on Monday after light rain returned to disrupt the opening day of the championships.

Australian Alicia Molik, ranked 75th, won the first game against 69th-ranked Russian Anastasia Rodionova before break of almost two hours.

Men's champions Roger Federer earlier took advantage of a break in the weather to reach the second round with a straight sets win over Russia's Teimuraz Gabashvili after rain had delayed the opening matches by nearly three hours.

The grasscourt grand slam is expected to be badly disrupted with showers forecast for much of the opening week.

Third seed Andy Roddick also squeezed in his first round match, getting past fellow American Justin Gimelstob.

Brought to you by AAP AAP © 2024 AAP

0 Comments about this article

Post a comment about this article

Please sign in to leave a comment.
Becoming a member is free and easy, sign up here.

« All sports news