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

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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)

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The latest news from Wimbledon (all local times):

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Three-time Grand Slam semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov has withdrawn from his Wimbledon opening round match against American opponent Steve Johnson after undergoing a medical evaluation of his leg.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

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Wimbledon 2021 runner-up Matteo Berrettini has withdrawn from the grass-court Grand Slam tournament after testing positive for COVID-19.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

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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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