WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
American teenager Coco Gauff rebounded from a set down to beat Elena-Gabriela Ruse 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the first round at Wimbledon.
The 18-year-old Gauff was the runner-up at the French Open but needed three sets to get past the 54th-ranked Romanian.
The 11th-seeded Gauff got the go-ahead break in the third set at 5-5 on her sixth break point of the game when Ruse double-faulted.
Gauff accumulated 25 break points but converted only four. Ruse was more efficient on break points, converting four of six.
Ruse made more than twice as many unforced errors: 54 to Gauff’s 26.
Gauff reached the fourth round in her previous two appearances at Wimbledon.
Top-ranked Iga Swiatek extended her winning streak to 36 matches — the longest run on the women’s tour since 1997.
Swiatek beat Croatian qualifier Jana Fett 6-0, 6-3 on Centre Court.
After dominating early, Swiatek fell behind 3-1 in the second set before winning the next five games. She saved five break points to avoid going down 4-1.
It was the 21-year-old Polish player’s first match since winning the French Open title earlier this month.
The previous wins in her streak were on either clay or hard courts — this was her first on grass.
Martina Hingis reached 37 wins in a row before losing at the 1997 French Open final.
Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov retired from his first-round match at Wimbledon against American opponent Steve Johnson after having a medical evaluation of his leg.
The 18th-seeded Dimitrov won the first set 6-4 and was trailing 5-2 in the second when the 31-year-old Bulgarian stopped playing on No. 2 Court.
Dimitrov reached the last four at the All England Club in 2014.
Matteo Berrettini, the 2021 Wimbledon runner-up, has pulled out of 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 supposed to play Cristian Garín in the first round on Tuesday.
Berrettini is being replaced in the field by Elias Ymer, who lost in qualifying.
Serena Williams makes her return to singles on Day 2 at Wimbledon.
Her last singles match was a year ago at the All England Club when she was injured in the first round.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion will play Harmony Tan of France on Centre Court.
First up on Centre Court is top-ranked Iga Swiatek. She’ll put her 35-match winning streak on the line against Croatian qualifier Jana Fett.
Then it’s 22-time major champion Rafael Nadal, who will face Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina.
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