Ashleigh Barty (WTA-1) has made it through the first round of Wimbledon unscathed. The Australian first seed needed three sets on Tuesday against Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro (WTA-138). In 1 hour and 43 minutes it became 6-1, 6-7 (1/7) and 6-1.
In the second round waits the Russian Anna Blinkova (WTA-89) or the Hungarian Timea Babos (WTA-116).
It was her last Wimbledon for 32-year-old Suarez Navarro. The Spanish ex-number six in the world was told last year that she was suffering from cancer (Hodgkin’s disease), but won that battle and then announced a farewell tour of 2021. On her return to Roland-Garros, she recently lost in the first round to American Sloane Stephens (WTA-73). At Wimbledon she reached the eighth finals three times.