Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic progressed to the second round at Wimbledon after their opponents retired early in their matches, leaving the Centre Court crowd disappointed on Tuesday.
Seven-time champion Federer led 6-3 3-0 when Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov withdrew with an ankle injury, while Djokovic’s opponent, Martin Klizan, pulled out at 6-3 2-0 down after 40 minutes of play.
Last year’s runner-up, Milos Raonic, cruised through to the second round with a 7-6(5) 6-2 7-6(4) win over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff.
The sixth seed struck 20 aces and fired the fastest serve of this year’s tournament at 141 mph to seal the victory on Court One.
Women’s top seed Angelique Kerber, who opened Centre Court proceedings in the absence of title holder Serena Williams, looked far from her best but claimed a 6-4 6-4 win over American qualifier Irina Falconi.
On Court One, third seed Karolina Pliskova needed just over an hour to record a 6-1 6-4 win over Russian Evgeniya Rodina.
Highlights from day two of the Wimbledon championships on Tuesday:
2140 KUZNETSOVA THROUGH
Seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova claimed a 6-3 6-2 win over Tunisian Ons Jabeur in the first round. Kuznetsova, a three-time quarter-finalist, will meet fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova in the next round.
2115 THIEM ADVANCES
Eighth seed Dominic Thiem beat Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-4 6-4 6-3 in an hour and 55 minutes in play on Court One. He will meet Gilles Simon of France in the second round.
2112 DIMITROV EASES PAST SCHWARTZMAN IN ROUND TWO
Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov moved to the second round with a 7-6(4) 6-2 6-2 win over Diego Schwartzman of Argentina.
2110 WOZNIACKI SURVIVES BABOS SCARE
Fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki dropped a set but came through to beat Hungarian Timea Babos 6-4 4-6 6-1 in the first round.
2040 FRANCE’S MLADENOVIC OUSTS COMPATRIOT PARMENTIER
World number 14 Kristina Mladenovic beat fellow Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier 6-1 6-3 in just over an hour.
The 12th seed recorded 11 aces on her way to the victory and will meet American Alison Riske in the next round.
1930 ALEXANDER ZVEREV JOINS BROTHER MISCHA IN ROUND TWO
Tenth-seeded German Alexander Zverev booked a spot in the second round with a 6-4 7-6(3) 6-3 win over Evgeny Donskoy of Russia. The 20-year-old’s older brother Mischa also reached round two by beating Australian Bernard Tomic in straight sets.
The Zverevs became the first pair of seeded brothers to reach the second round in the singles at Wimbledon since Gene and Sandy Mayer in 1982.
1900 PLISKOVA RACES THROUGH TO ROUND TWO
Third seed Karolina Pliskova beat Russian Evgeniya Rodina 6-1 6-4 to reach the second round.
The Czech world number three will be hoping to improve her record at the championships after losing in round two on her last four appearances.
1850 DOLGOPOLOV RETIRES, FEDERER MARCHES ON
Seven-time champion Roger Federer has reached the second round after his opponent Alexandr Dolgopolov pulled out 6-3 3-0 down in the second set.
Dolgopolov needed treatment to his right ankle after losing the opening set.
1835 RADWANSKA MOVES TO ROUND TWO
Agnieszka Radwanska overcame a tough first set before wrapping up her match in style, claiming a 7-6(3) 6-0 victory over Jelena Jankovic.
1805 GAVRILOVA SUFFERS EARLY EXIT
Australian Daria Gavrilova, the 20th seed, lost to Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 6-4 2-6 10-8 in a battle that lasted for two hours and 35 minutes on Court 14.
1800 RAMOS-VINOLAS CRUISES THROUGH TO SECOND ROUND
World number 22 Albert Ramos-Vinolas beat Australian Jordan Thomson 6-4 6-4 7-6(4) to progress to the second round for the third consecutive year.
1740 DJOKOVIC THROUGH TO SECOND ROUND AFTER KLIZAN RETIRES
Three-times champion Novak Djokovic reached the second round after his opponent Martin Klizan of Slovakia retired with a sore calf.
The Serbian second seed was leading 6-3 2-0 after 40 minutes of play when Klizan was forced to withdraw.
1730 RAONIC ADVANCES
Sixth seed Milos Raonic won his first round clash 7-6(5) 6-2 7-6(4) over German Jan-Lennard Struff. The big-serving Canadian hit an impressive tally of 55 winners, including 20 aces during the match.
1710 MUGURUZA OFF TO WINNING START
Spaniard Garbine Muguruza launched her campaign with a convincing 6-2 6-4 win over Ekaterina Alexandrova in just over an hour.The 2015 finalist put on a fine performance, claiming nine of 11 points at the net.
1650 DEL POTRO BATTLES PAST KOKKINAKIS
Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro rallied to see off Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-3 3-6 7-6(2) 6-4 in just over three hours on Court Two.
1640 KERBER THROUGH TO SECOND ROUND
Top seed Angelique Kerber recorded a 6-4 6-4 victory over American qualifier American Irina Falconi after an hour and 27 minutes of play on Centre Court. It was far from a straightforward victory for the world number one, whose serve was broken twice by Falconi during the match.
1635 FERRER OUSTS GASQUET
Spaniard David Ferrer beat 22nd seed Richard Gasquet of France 6-3 6-4 5-7 6-2 to maintain his record of always winning his first round matches at Wimbledon. The 35-year-old Ferrer, twice a quarter-finalist, is making his 14th appearance at this year’s championships.
1615 PAVYLUCHENKOVA KNOCKED OUT
Australian Arina Rodionova claimed a shock victory on her Wimbledon debut, beating 16th seed Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3-6 7-6(8) 9-7 on Court 17. World number 166 Rodionova has reached the second round of a grand slam for the first time in her career.
1550 EDMUND WINS ALL-BRITISH CLASH
Briton Kyle Edmund recorded his first ever Wimbledon victory with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-1 scoreline over compatriot Alexander Ward. Edmund has now registered at least one match win at all four grand slam events.
1515 VANDEWEGHE ADVANCES
American Coco Vandeweghe has reached the second round with a 7-5 6-2 win over Mona Barthel of Germany. The 24th-seeded Vandeweghe, who has teamed up with former men’s champion Pat Cash, recorded an impressive tally of 30 winners to seal the victory.
1505 MISCHA THROUGH TO SECOND ROUND
German Mischa Zverev has progressed to the second round with a 6-4 6-3 6-4 win over Australian Bernard Tomic. Zverev dominated the encounter, hitting 18 aces as he sealed the victory without facing a single break point.
Men’s Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday
Adrian Mannarino (France) beat 19-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 5-7 6-1 6-1 4-3 (F. Lopez retired)
Dudi Sela (Israel) beat Marcel Granollers (Spain) 4-6 6-3 1-6 6-2 6-1
Frances Tiafoe (U.S.) beat Robin Haase (Netherlands) 6-3 3-6 7-6(5) 7-5
11-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Jeremy Chardy (France) 6-3 3-6 7-6(4) 6-4
23-John Isner (U.S.) beat Taylor Fritz (U.S.) 6-4 7-6(3) 6-3
8-Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat Vasek Pospisil (Canada) 6-4 6-4 6-3
13-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) 7-6(4) 6-2 6-2
Jared Donaldson (U.S.) beat Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia) 5-0 (Tipsarevic retired)
Ryan Harrison (U.S.) beat Borna Coric (Croatia) 7-6(4) 6-4 7-6(6)
Sebastian Ofner (Austria) beat Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) 6-2 6-3 6-2
Dusan Lajovic (Serbia) beat Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) 6-4 6-4 6-4
17-Jack Sock (U.S.) beat Christian Garin (Chile) 6-3 4-6 7-6(4) 6-3
10-Alexander Zverev (Germany) beat Evgeny Donskoy (Russia) 6-4 7-6(3) 6-3
Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) beat James Ward (Britain) 6-4 6-4 6-3
Yuichi Sugita (Japan) beat Brydan Klein (Britain) 7-6(5) 6-3 6-0
Andrey Rublev (Russia) beat Stefano Travaglia (Italy) 6-7(3) 6-3 7-5 1-6 7-5
Gilles Simon (France) beat Nicolas Jarry (Chile) 7-6(4) 6-3 6-3
2-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Martin Klizan (Slovakia) 6-3 2-0 (Klizan retired)
25-Albert Ramos (Spain) beat Jordan Thompson (Australia) 6-4 6-4 7-6(4)
6-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) 7-6(5) 6-2 7-6(4)
15-Gael Monfils (France) beat Daniel Brands (Germany) 6-3 7-5 6-4
29-Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) beat Thanasi Kokkinakis (Australia) 6-3 3-6 7-6(2) 6-4
Radu Albot (Moldova) beat Facundo Bagnis (Argentina) 4-6 6-4 7-6(9) 7-6(3)
Steve Darcis (Belgium) beat Ricardas Berankis (Lithuania) 4-6 6-3 2-6 6-4 6-3
David Ferrer (Spain) beat 22-Richard Gasquet (France) 6-3 6-4 5-7 6-2
Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) beat Taro Daniel (Japan) 4-6 6-4 7-6(4) 6-2
Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) beat Nicolas Mahut (France) 6-2 7-5 6-4
Kyle Edmund (Britain) beat Alexander Ward (Britain) 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-1
Adam Pavlasek (Czech Republic) beat Ernesto Escobedo (U.S.) 6-7(7) 6-1 6-3 6-1
Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) beat Victor Estrella (Dominican Republic) 6-1 6-1 6-2
27-Mischa Zverev (Germany) beat Bernard Tomic (Australia) 6-4 6-3 6-4
3-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) 6-3 3-0 (Dolgopolov retired)
Wimbledon Women’s Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday
7-Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beat Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) 6-3 6-2
Kristina Kucova (Slovakia) beat Bianca Andreescu (Canada) 6-4 6-3
Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) 6-3 6-1
32-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Oceane Dodin (France) 6-2 6-2
Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) beat Sara Errani (Italy) 6-1 6-4
Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) beat Julia Goerges (Germany) 6-7(5) 7-6(8) 6-4
5-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Timea Babos (Hungary) 6-4 4-6 6-1
19-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 6-1 3-6 6-0
12-Kristina Mladenovic (France) beat Pauline Parmentier (France) 6-1 6-3
Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) beat Lara Arruabarrena Vecino (Spain) 6-2 6-4
Shelby Rogers (U.S.) beat Julia Boserup (U.S.) 6-3 4-6 6-3
Alison Riske (U.S.) beat Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 6-2 7-5
29-Daria Kasatkina (Russia) beat Zheng Saisai (China) 6-2 6-4
Christina McHale (U.S.) beat Katie Boulter (Britain) 3-6 7-5 6-3
3-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Evgeniya Rodina (Russia) 6-1 6-4
Denisa Allertova (Czech Republic) beat Risa Ozaki (Japan) 7-6(5) 2-6 6-3
9-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 7-6(3) 6-0
Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) beat Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukraine) 6-2 7-5
Polona Hercog (Slovenia) beat Annika Beck (Germany) 6-2 6-1
Petra Martic (Croatia) beat 20-Daria Gavrilova (Australia) 6-4 2-6 10-8
Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland) beat 30-Zhang Shuai (China) 6-3 6-7(2) 6-1
Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) beat Han Xinyun (China) 6-3 6-4
Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) beat 28-Lauren Davis (U.S.) 6-4 7-5
14-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat Ekaterina Alexandrova (Russia) 6-2 6-4
Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) beat Misaki Doi (Japan) 6-4 6-3
1-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Irina Falconi (U.S.) 6-4 6-4
Arina Rodionova (Australia) beat 16-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) 3-6 7-6(6) 9-7
Sorana Cirstea (Romania) beat 23-Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 7-6(4) 7-5
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) beat Magda Linette (Poland) 1-6 6-2 6-3
24-CoCo Vandeweghe (U.S.) beat Mona Barthel (Germany) 7-5 6-2
Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) beat Monica Niculescu (Romania) 6-4 6-1
Tatjana Maria (Germany) beat Anastasia Potapova (Russia) 6-3 2-2 (Potapova retired)