Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has lost in the first round of her 24th appearance at the All England Club. Williams fell to the ground at Centre Court early on against Elina Svitolina and her right knee was treated twice by a trainer. The 43-year-old American kept playing but could not manage to overcome the 2019 Wimbledon semifinalist in a 6-4, 6-3 defeat at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. Williams was the oldest player in this year’s field and the fourth-oldest to compete in the main draw at Wimbledon.

Sofia Kenin has surprised Coco Gauff by beating her 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in the first round of Wimbledon in a back-and-forth matchup between two American women who both have reached No. 4 in the rankings and been to a Grand Slam final. Kenin was the 2020 Australian Open champion; Gauff was the runner-up at the 2022 French Open. Gauff was seeded No. 7 at the All England Club, while Kenin was ranked 128th this week and needed to make her way through qualifying rounds just to get into Wimbledon’s main draw.