July 2, 2018 / 12:48 PM / 3 months ago

Highlights of Wimbledon day one

(Reuters) - Highlights from day one of the Wimbledon championships on Monday (times GMT):

1400 QUERREY PUTS WIMBLEDON AHEAD OF HONEYMOON

Sam Querrey, who got married to Abby Dixon last month, said he postponed his honeymoon plans to step up his grasscourt preparations for Wimbledon.

“We went home for three days and flew over for Queen’s (Club), if you count that as a honeymoon,” the 30-year-old American told reporters. “I don’t think she (Abby) does.”

“Maybe at the end of the year we will do a honeymoon somewhere close to where we live.”

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1340 FEDERER EASES PAST LAJOVIC

Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer struck 35 winners in a sublime display to beat Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-3 6-4.

The 36-year-old Swiss will face either Lukas Lacko of Slovakia or France’s Benjamin Bonzi in the second round.

1320 STEPHENS KNOCKED OUT

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens fell at the first hurdle when she lost to unseeded Croatian Donna Vekic 6-1 6-3.

Stephens, who finished runner-up at the French Open last month, struggled throughout the opening-round encounter as she recorded 25 unforced errors.

1300 POUILLE PASSES KUDLA TEST

Frenchman Lucas Pouille, seeded 17th, dropped the third set but recovered well to put away American Denis Kudla 6-3 6-3 2-6 6-3 in just over two hours.

1230 CILIC CRUISES INTO ROUND TWO

Last year’s runner-up Marin Cilic continued his fine run on grass this season with a 6-1 6-4 6-4 win over Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan.

The third-seeded Croatian claimed the Queen’s Club crown last month for the second time in his career.

1220 FEDERER FLAUNTS NEW KIT ON CENTRE COURT RETURN

Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer stepped out on to Centre Court for his match against Serbian Dusan Lajovic in a Uniqlo-branded outfit, signalling an end to his long-term association with U.S. apparel and equipment maker Nike.

1215 QUERREY BOOKS SECOND-ROUND SPOT

American Sam Querrey, seeded 11th, fired 15 aces on his way to a 6-2 6-4 6-3 victory over Australian Jordan Thompson.

1210 CIRSTEA STUNS RYBARIKOVA

Romanian Sorana Cirstea outplayed last year’s semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova in a 7-5 6-3 victory to record the first upset of the championships.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Ed Osmond and Clare Fallon

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