WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams has dropped her 1st singles match in approximately a calendar year, getting defeat by 115th-rated Harmony Tan of France in a third-established tiebreaker at Wimbledon.
Williams was two details from victory but could not complete the position and bowed out with a 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) defeat on Tuesday night time.
They played at Centre Court with the arena’s retractable roof closed following the 1st set.
Williams is a 23-time Grand Slam winner but the 40-calendar year-old American had not competed in singles given that she obtained wounded in the initial established of her initial-spherical match at the All England Club on June 29, 2021.
She has won Wimbledon seven instances. This was only the third first-round exit in 80 occupation Grand Slam appearances for Williams. 1 came at the French Open up in 2012 and one at Wimbledon a year in the past when she experienced to cease enjoying because of an wounded leg.
This was Tan’s Wimbledon debut.