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PHOTOS: Best moments from week one at Wimbledon

Last updated on: June 28, 2011 09:32 IST

Waiting for the gates to open

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Tennis fans queue outside on Day One of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 20 in London.

Photographs: Getty Images


Image: Fans outside Wimbledon

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Not so 'Peerless'

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Shahar Peer of Israel in action during her first round match against Ksenia Pervak of Russia on day one.

The 22nd seed was sent packing in the opening round after a 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 defeat to unseeded Russian Ksenia Pervak.


Image: Shahar Peer

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Nadal continues to rule

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Rafael Nadal returns a shot during his first round match against Michael Russell of the United States on the opening day of the Championships.

The world number one crushed Luxembourger Gilles Muller 7-6, 7-6, 6-0 to storm into the last 16.


Image: Rafael Nadal

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Venus eager to hit a six

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Venus Williams of the United States returns a shot during her first round match against Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan on day one.

Venus made a strong start in her quest for a sixth Wimbledon title as he swept past Amanmuradova 6-3, 6-1.

The American, seeded only 23rd after spending most of the year out injured, however failed to fire in the fourth-round clash and was hammered 6-2, 6-3 Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova.


Image: Venus Williams

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Fan fare at Wimbledon

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A tennis fan blows bubbles while waiting in a queue to enter the grounds on day two of the Championships.

Image: Fans waiting to get inside the stadium

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Ana's struggles continue

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Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in action during her first round match against Melanie Oudin of the United States on day two.

The 18th seed got off to a confident start as he breezed past Oudin 6-0, 6-1, but was knocked out in the third round by Czech Petra Cetkovska.


Image: Ana Ivanovic

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Pain killer for Raonic

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Milos Raonic of Canada winces in pain after he fell down during his second round match against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg on day three.

The 20-year-old was forced to retire following that incident in the first set.


Image: Milos Raonic

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Mardy goes fishing

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Mardy Fish of the United States at full stretch as he reaches for a shot during his second round match against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan on day three.

Image: Mardy Fish

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No 'joking' with Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning the first set during his second round match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa on day four.

Djokovic has looked unstoppable so far in the tournament. He held off an inspired Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the last 16.


Image: Novak Djokovic

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Wimbledon shines amidst the gloom

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A general view of Court 10 during the doubles first round match between Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram of the United States and Johan Brunstrom of Sweden and Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on day four.

Image: A general view of Court 10

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Sharapova turns party-pooper

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Maria Sharapova of Russia reaches for a shot during her second round match against Laura Robson of Great Britain on day five.

Sharapova turned party-pooper when she overcame Briton Laura Robson and a partisan crowd on Court One to reach the third round.


Image: Maria Sharapova

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Tsonga takes the tumble

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France tumbles during his second round match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on day four.

Tsonga needed six match points to get the better of Dimitrov in a thrilling encounter that was thrice interrupted by rain.


Image: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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Almagro falls to Youzhny

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Nicolas Almagro of Spain returns a shot during his third round match against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia on day six.

The 16th seed went down to Youzhny 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.


Image: Nicolas Almagro

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Serene Serena eyes fifth title

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Serena Williams of the United States falls during her third round match against Maria Kirilenko of Russia on day six.

The defending champion Serena was bundled out in the fourth round 6-3, 7-6 by livewire Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli.


Image: Serena Williams

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Tsonga on song

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates winning his third round match against Fernando Gonzalez of Chile on day six.

He will take on seventh seeded Spaniard David Ferrer for a place in the last eight.


Image: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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Kubler survives scare

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Jason Kubler of Australia in action during his first round boy's match against Mate Delic of Croatia on day six.

Kubler rallied from a horror start to beat Delic 4-6, 6-4, 10-8 in his opening match of the tournament.


Image: Jason Kubler

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When two legends met

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India's cricket star Sachin Tendulkar (right) chats with Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer at Wimbledon on Saturday.

The two sporting legends then showered rich praise on each other.

"Spent an hour with Roger Federer chatting on the balcony of Wimbledon Royal box. What a humble guy! And by the way he knows a lot about cricket!!," Tendulkar said on Twitter.

"Today was a special day, played a good match and had the chance to catch up with the great indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar," Federer said on his Facebook page.


Image: Sachin Tendulkar (right) with Roger Federer

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Oh Carol...

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Top seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reaches for a shot during her third round match against Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia on day six.

The world number one, who is yet to win a Grand Slam, cantered to a 6-3, 6-2 victory, but lost 1-6, 7-6, 7-5 to Dominika Cilbulkova in the next round.


Image: Caroline Wozniacki

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