June 25, 2012; London, ENGLAND; Venus Williams (USA) reacts during her match against Elena Vesnina (RUS) on day one of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-US PRESSWIRE

Wimbledon 2012: Venus Williams, John Isner Both Knocked Out

Day 1 of the 2012 Wimbledon tournament was rough for Americans, as both Venus Williams and John Isner were among those sent packing.

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Day 1 Review, Day 2 Preview

Thoughts on Monday's Wimbledon action and a preview of Tuesday's matches to watch.


Wimbledon 2012 Scores: Recap Of Day 1 At The Championships

Upsets were the story of the first day at Wimbledon, which wasn't kind to some of the top Americans in the tournament. Both Venus Williams and John Isner were dumped out of the tournament, along with No. 6 seeded man Tomas Berdych. Williams and Berdych were both very much off their games in straight-set defeats, while Isner went down in a tough five-set match against Alejandro Falla.

While those upsets were surprising, the tournament's biggest names weren't tested at all on Day 1 of The Championships. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova all cruised through their matches comfortably in straight sets. Andreas Seppi was the only ranked man other than Isner and Berdych to fall on Monday. Ranked women Flavia Pennetta, Monica Niculescu, Jelena Jankovic and Christina McHale all lost.

American women Sloane Stephens and Jamie Hampton both advanced, while Melanie Oudin was eliminated. In the men's draw, James Blake and Donald Young lost, while Ryan Harrison advanced to the second round.

A full Wimbledon 2012 scoreboard can be found at SI.com.

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Matches To Watch On Day One

The fortnight has begun! Perhaps tennis's two most celebrated weeks kick off Monday morning (ESPN2 coverage starts at 6:30 a.m. ET). Here are 10 matches to track as Wimbledon's first day unfolds.

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