The Latest: Rising star Korda earns 1st Wimbledon victory


Sebastian Korda of the US plays a return to Australia's Alex De Minaur during the men's singles first round match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday June 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Sebastian Korda of the US plays a return to Australia's Alex De Minaur during the men's singles first round match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday June 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)


Venus Williams of the US plays a return to Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu during the women's singles first round match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday June 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)


Alison Riske of the US plays a return to Czech Republic's Tereza Martincova during the women's singles first round match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday June 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)


The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):

2:40 p.m.

Sebastian Korda is looking good on grass, just like his sister.

The 20-year-old American made his Wimbledon debut and upset No. 15-seeded Alex de Minaur 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5).

Korda’s sister, golfer Nelly Korda, won her first major title last week and is the first American in seven years to reach No. 1 in the women’s world rankings.

Sebastian Korda is ranked a career-high 50th, and added momentum to his breakout year by beating a top 20 player at a Grand Slam for the first time.

De Minaur, a 22-year-old Australian, was coming off his first tour-level grass title at Eastbourne.

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1:55 p.m.

Venus Williams has won a match at Wimbledon for the 90th time. She also beat the rain.

The 41-year-old Williams advanced to the second round by defeating Mihaela Buzărnescu 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. The match ended moments before a light shower forced an interruption in play on some courts at the All England Club.

Williams is playing at Wimbledon for the 23rd time. She has won the grass-court tournament five times, most recently in 2008. She is now ranked 111th, and the victory was her first since she won one match at the Australian Open.

Williams saved five break points in the first set as she pulled ahead. When she closed out the victory, she shouted “Come on!” and celebrated with her familiar pirouette.

Williams overcame eight double-faults and erased 13 of the 15 break points she faced.

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1:30 p.m.

Alison Riske of the United States lost in the first round at Wimbledon to Tereza Martincová 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.

The 28th-seeded Riske committed 42 unforced errors.

In men’s play, Feliciano López’s 78th Grand Slam ended when he lost to No. 22 Daniel Evans of Britain, 7-6 (4), 6-2, 7-5. No. 26 Fabio Fognini beat Albert Ramos-Viñolas 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4.

No. 8 Karolina Plíšková eliminated Tamara Zidansek 7-5, 6-4, and No. 13 Elise Mertens beat wild card Harriet Dart 6-1, 6-3. No. 15 Maria Sakkari and No. 21 Ons Jabeur also won, and American qualifier Claire Liu outlasted Misaki Doi 2-6, 6-3, 9-7.

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11 a.m.

Roger Federer and Serena Williams return to Centre Court to highlight Day 2 at Wimbledon.

Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty also gets her campaign started by facing Carla Suarez Navarro.

The sky is gray with rain possible later in the afternoon after a soggy opening day at the All England Club.

It’s a packed schedule after 11 matches were suspended in progress because of darkness and more than 20 others were postponed on Day 1.

After Barty on Centre Court, eight-time champion Federer faces Adrian Mannarino followed by seven-time champ Williams against Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

Williams and Federer lost in their respective Wimbledon finals in 2019 — Williams in straight sets to Simona Halep and Federer to Novak Djokovic in an epic.

Williams is seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.

Federer looks to improve on his 20 major titles, a record shared with Rafael Nadal.

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Sebastian Korda of the US plays a return to Australia’s Alex De Minaur during the men’s singles first round match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday June 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_126880716-6244ddf65b6848f3bb64e5dcaf706da1.jpgSebastian Korda of the US plays a return to Australia’s Alex De Minaur during the men’s singles first round match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday June 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Venus Williams of the US plays a return to Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu during the women’s singles first round match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday June 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_126880716-b94c163590bb4014a3f3921a623c6e6c.jpgVenus Williams of the US plays a return to Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu during the women’s singles first round match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday June 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Alison Riske of the US plays a return to Czech Republic’s Tereza Martincova during the women’s singles first round match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday June 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_126880716-a02dab9a6b434134843f8a95800c5414.jpgAlison Riske of the US plays a return to Czech Republic’s Tereza Martincova during the women’s singles first round match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday June 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)