Wimbledon Updates | Dimitrov stops with injury in the 2nd set


Rafael Nadal of Spain practices on Court 5 before his men’s first round singles match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)


The latest news from Wimbledon (all local times):


12:30 p.m.

Three-time Grand Slam semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov has withdrawn from his Wimbledon opening round match against American opponent Steve Johnson after undergoing a medical evaluation of his leg.

Dimitrov, seeded 18, won the first set 6-4 and was leading 5-2 in the second when the 31-year-old Bulgarian stopped playing on the No. 2 court.

Dimitrov reached the All England Club’s last four in 2014.


11:20 a.m.

Wimbledon 2021 runner-up Matteo Berrettini has withdrawn from the grass-court Grand Slam tournament after testing positive for COVID-19.

The All England Club announced Berrettini’s withdrawal and he posted about it on Instagram.

The eighth-seeded Italian was due to face Cristian Garín in the first round on Tuesday.

Berrettini is replaced on the pitch by Elias Ymer, who lost in qualifying.


11 a.m.

Serena Williams makes her singles return on day two at Wimbledon.

Her last singles match was a year ago at the All England Club when she suffered a first-round injury.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion will take on Harmony Tan of France on center court.

First up on center court is top-ranked Iga Swiatek. She will put her 35-game winning streak on the line against Croatian qualifier Jana Fett.

Then it’s Rafael Nadal, 22 times major champion, who will face the Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo.


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