Second seed Sabalenka first winner at Wimbledon in two years

Aryna Sabalenka Wimbledon

Aryna Sabalenka Wimbledon

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Garden Tennis and Croquet Membership, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka celebrates successful her first spherical match in opposition to Romania’s Monica Niculescu REUTERS/Toby Melville

Second seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus gained the primary match at Wimbledon in two years on Monday, seeing off Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu in straight units.

Sabalenka gained 6-1, 6-4 underneath the roof of Courtroom One and can face both Danielle Lao of the USA or Britain’s Katie Boulter for a spot within the final 32.

Final 12 months’s Wimbledon was canceled as a result of Covid-19 pandemic whereas play at this 12 months’s occasion was delayed by rain on the skin courts.

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