Juan Martin Del Potro

Angelique Kerber, Milos Raonic win first-round matches at Wimbledon

Angelique Kerber, Milos Raonic win first-round matches at Wimbledon

Last year's runners-up were up first on the main showcourts at Wimbledon on Tuesday, and both came through in straight sets.

Angelique Kerber, playing in the spot on Centre Court normally reserved for the defending women's champion, beat Irina Falconi of the United States 6-4, 6-4. On No. 1 Court, Milos Raonic defeated Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 7-6 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (4).

“A lot of memories came back when I walk on the Centre Court,” Kerber said. “Playing there again, it's one of the best courts to play. It's traditional, so it was really great to being back.”

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who own a combined 10 titles at the All England Club, didn't even need three...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
77°