LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Andy Roddick of USA celebrtaes match point during his first round match against Rajeev Ram of USA on Day One of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 21, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Wimbledon, Day 1: Federer And Djokovic Survive; Roddick, Venus, And Oudin Win

The biggest tournament in tennis is upon us once more. Wimbledon got underway in England today, and already has proved massively exciting in the first day alone. We saw the best player in the world have to rally from two-sets down to win his first round match in five sets, as well as several other big names battling through danger with varying success.

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Wimbledon: French Open Champion No. 5 Francesca Schiavone Loses In First Round

No. 5 Francesca Schiavone was upset in the first round of Wimbledon by Vera Dushevina, by the score of 6-7(0), 7-5, 6-1.

Schiavone has not won a match since winning the French Open, also losing her first round match last week in Eastbourne.

After Schiavone totally unexpected run to the French Open title, this sort of let down had to be expected, even with her fairly decent grass court results.

Schiavone becomes the first reigning French Open champion to lose in the first round of Wimbledon since Justine Henin-Hardenne in 2005.


Wimbledon: Roger Federer Survives, Completes Impressive Comeback

With a shutout in the final frame, top-seed Roger Federer completed an enormous comeback from the brink of a massive upset, beating unseeded Alejandro Falla 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(1), 6-0.

Federer said in his post-match interview with the BBC that he “thought [Falla] played incredible,” and that it was a match he “should have lost.”

And with his quick finish in the fifth set, Federer is done in time to see the end the World Cup match between Chile and his native Switzerland.

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