Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic wins his 20th Grand Slam title; beats Matteo Berrettini 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3

With his win in the Championship, the World No. 1 clinched his third Grand Slam title of the year. Meanwhile, Australia's Ashleigh Barty emerged as champion in the women's singles event.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 12 July 2021 12:22 am

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The final list of winners are as follows:

Men's Singles - Novak Djokovic

Women's Singles - Ashleigh Barty

Men's Doubles - Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic

Women's Doubles - Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens

Mixed Doubles - Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk

12:18 AM IST: Wrapping up with this!

12:12 AM IST: Skupski-Krawczyk are mixed doubles' champion

The Brit-American pair of Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk have defeated the all-British pair of Joe Salisbury and Harriet Dart 6-2, 7-6 (1) to lift the coveted trophy in the finals of the mixed-doubles event. 

After Novak Djokovic claimed the men's singles title, it is now time for the final match of the tournament - Mixed Doubles' finals between Joe Salisbury-Harriet Dart and Neal Skupski-Desirae Krawczyk. 

10:05 PM IST: DJOKOVIC WINS WIMBLEDON 2021

The World No. 1 equals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's record of 20 Grand Slam titles as he defeats Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the final showdown in London.

9:25 PM IST: NOVAK WINS THE THIRD SET!

8:35 PM IST: DJOKOVIC WINS THE SECOND SET!

7:51 PM IST: BERRETTINI TAKES THE FIRST SET!

The Italian took the momentum that he got in the final half of the 1st set to the tie-breaker and wrapped goes 1-0 up in the finale with a brilliant ace.

7:43 PM IST: It's tie-breaker in 1st set

The Italian has certainly found his rhythm at the crucial time as his late blitz in the first set has taken the opener of the grand finale to a tie-breaker.

7:04 PM IST: Nervous start for Berrettini

Matteo Berrettini is undoubtedly feeling the pressure of the occasion, having failed to capitalize on Djokovic's early mistakes. Djokovic has broken Berrettini's serve and is already 4-1 up in the first set.

6:30 PM IST: Both the players are on the court

6:10 PM IST: Huge day for Italy in London tonight

With Metteo Berrettini taking on Novak Djokovic and the Azzurri battling it out in EURO 2020 finals, it's going to be a historic day for Italy in the field of sports.

6:08 PM IST: Joachim Gerard creates history

Welcome to Day 13 (final day) of Wimbledon 2021 Live Blog

11:58 PM IST: Hsieh-Mertens are the women's doubles champions

8:55 PM IST: The ultimate moment of glory

8:35 PM IST: ASHLEIGH BARTY IS THE CHAMPION!

The World No. 1 produced a brilliant performance at Centre Court on Saturday to clinch the Wimbledon 2021 title. Ashleigh Barty defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 in the grand finale.

7:55 PM IST: Pliskova wins 2nd set tie-breaker

Karolina Pliskova has taken the championship match into a deciding set after winning the second set 7-6 (4). The Czech tennis player turned around the match with a fantastic sequence of play as eventually a double-fault from Barty handed Pliskova 7-4 win in the tie-breaker. The match goes into the deciding set at centre court.

7:48 PM IST: 2nd set goes to tie-brekaer

Karolina Pliskova has certainly made her way back into the match with a much better show in the second set. Although Barty had an opportunity to serve for the title, Pliskova broke her in the final game to take the game into a tie-breaker. Can Barty hold her nerve and seal the win or will Pliskova take the match into a decider.

7:10 PM IST: Alcott wins Quad Wheelchair title in London

7:06 PM IST: Barty wins the first set

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty has been at her absolute best in the match so far as she takes the first set comfortably by 6-3. Pliskova has been struggling in the finale and has not been able to replicate her form that she has shown throughout the tournament. Can Barty win the game in straight sets or will Pliskova make her way back into the match? We are all set for second set.

6:38 PM IST: 127th women's singles final at Wimbledon begins

The grand finale between first-seeded Ashleigh Barty and 8th seeded Karolina Pliskova begins at centre court. Barty starts the proceedings by winning the first game of the match on her serve.

Welcome to Day 12 of Wimbledon 2021 Live Blog

10:07 PM IST: Karolina Pliskova makes it to her first Wimbledon final

Pliskova will see World No. 1 Ash Barty in the Wimbledon Women's Singles final on July 10. Notably, she came from one set down beating Aryna Sabalenka 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Also Read: Wimbledon: Barty 'incredibly proud' as she sinks Kerber to reach women's final

08:46 PM IST- Sabalenka wins first set 7-5

Sabalenka has clinched the first set of the second semifinal, beating Pliskova 7-5

 

07:35 PM IST- Barty wins second set in a tie-breaker to enter Wimbledon final

Ashleigh Barty has entered the final after defeating Kerber 6-3, 7-6(7-3). She will meet the winner of the Karolina Pliskova vs Aryna Sabalenka match lined up next.

06:47 PM IST-Barty takes first set 6-3

Ashleigh Barty has been clincal in the first set of this crunch game, takes the set 6-3. She has looked the better play on the court so far not only breaking her opponent but even saving three break points.

06:04 PM IST- Meanwhile, its Salisbury/Ram 4-3 Mektic/Pavic in the first set of the men's doubles semifinal at Court 1

Welcome to Day 10 of Wimbledon 2021 Live Blog

It's the women's singles semi-final day with action set commence in just over 10 minutes now!

While Ashleigh Barty will face Angelique Kerber in the first of the two semifinal from 6 pm (IST), the match between Karolina Pliskova and Aryna Sabalenka is lined up next at the Centre Court!

12:50 AM IST: Berrettini completes semis line-up

10:45 PM IST: Huge upset at Centre Court

24-year-old Polish tennis player Hubert Hurkacz produced a sensational result at Centre Court on Wednesday as he knocked out 8-time Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer in straight sets. The 14th seeded player defeated Federer 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-0 to go through his first-ever Grand Slam semis. 

10:15 PM IST: Federer loses 2nd set

Hubert Hurkacz is on his way of producing the biggest upset of the tournament as he is just one step away from going all the way to semi-finals of the Championship. After winning the first set 6-3, Hurkacz won the second set in tie-breaker. 

9:23 PM IST: Federer drops the first set

14th seeded Hubert Hurkacz stunned 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer as the Polish player won the first comfortably by 6-3. 

9:10 PM IST: Shapovalov enters the semis with a hard-fought win

9:00 PM IST: Djokovic beats Fucsovics 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

8:05 PM IST: Djokovic and Khachanov one set away from semis

Djokovic is on the way of securing his semi-finals berth as he is currently leading the match 6-3, 6-4. In the other match, Khachanov has fought valiantly after losing the first set to win the next two sets. He leads 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

7:05 PM IST: Khachanov fights back

After losing the first set, 25th seeded Karen Khachanov has bounced back against Denis Shapovalov to win the second set 6-3. It's one set a piece for both the players and we are all set for a mouth-watering third set. 

6:53 PM IST: Shapovalov and Djokovic starts on front foot

Denis Shapovalov and Novak Djokovic have started their respective quarter-final matches on front foot as they take the first sets quite comfortably. While Shapovalov won 6-4 against Khachanov, Djokovic went on to clinch the first set 6-3 against Fucsovics.

4:35 PM IST: Men's singles quarter-finals today

Karen Khachanov (25) vs Denis Shapovalov (10) - 5:30 PM IST

Novak Djokovic (1) vs Marton Fucsovics - 6:00 PM IST

Matteo Berrettini (7) vs Felix Auger Aliassime (16) - 7:30 PM IST

Roger Federer (6) vs Hubert Hurkacz (14) - 8:00 PM IST

Welcome to Day 9 of Wimbledon 2021 Live Blog

10:30 PM IST: Barty completes the semi-finals line-up

9:10 PM IST: Kerber cruises into final 4

8:30 PM IST: Sabalenka is through to semis

2nd seeded Aryna Sabalenka has cruised into the final four of Wimbledon 2021 after registering a convincing straight-set win (6-4, 6-3) against opponent Ons Jabeur. The Belarusian tennis player has notably reached her first-ever Grand Slam semi-final.

7:10 PM IST: Hurkacz sets up a quarter-final meeting with Federer

7:05 PM IST: Pliscova is through to semis

6:05 PM IST: Few important matches ongoing

As of now, some really crucial matches are going in Wimbledon 2021. They are as follows:

- Daniil Medvedev (2) vs Hubert Hurkacz [Round of 16]

- Karlolina Pliskova (8) vs Viktorija Golubic [Quarter-final]

- Sania/Bopanna vs Klepac/Rojer (14) [Round of 16]

6:00 PM IST: It's time for women's singles quarter-finals

Welcome to Day 8 of Wimbledon 2021 Live Blog

12:45 AM IST: Roger Federer cruises to quarters

At the age of 39 years and 337 days, Roger Federer has now become the oldest player ever to reach the quarter finals of Wimbledon Championships in the open era. The World No. 8 won the match 7-5, 6-4, 6-2. In the quarters, Federer will now face the winners of match between Medvedev and Hurkacz. 

12:13 AM IST: Federer wins the 2nd set

The Swiss Tennis ace produced a flawless performance in the second set to go 2-0 up against Lorenzo Sonego. Federer leads 7-5, 6-4 as the third set begins at Centre Court.

11:35 PM IST: Medvedev-Hurcacz match suspended due to rain

While the match at Centre Court resumed under roof, the same was not the case in the other Round of 16 match between Daniil Medvedev and Hubert Hurkacz taking place at Court 2. When the rain stopped play, Medvedev was leading the match 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 3-4. 

11:30 PM IST: Federer wins 1st set after rain delay

Roger Federer clinched the first set under the roof at Centre Court after a slight stoppage due to rain affected Lorenzo Sonego's concentration as Federer won the set 7-5. 

10:05 PM IST: Kerber end Coco's dream run

8:25 PM IST: Biggest upset of Round of 16

Hungary's Marton Fucsovics has pulled off one of the upsets of the tournament as he knocked out 5th seeded Andey Rublev 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 to set up a quarter-final meeting with Novak Djokovic. The 29-year-old has notably become only the 3rd Hungarian man to reach the quarter-finals at The Championships

8:20 PM IST: Djokovic in the final 8 

7:30 PM IST: What a win for Ashleigh Barty!

6:37 PM IST: Djokovic in full flow

The World No. 1 was at his absolute best in the first set of Round of 16 clash against 17th seeded Cristian Garin. Djokovic won the set 6-2 in 23 minutes only. 

5:48 PM IST: Berrettini cruises to quarter-finals

7th seeded Matteo Berrettini has become the first men's player to qualify for quarter-finals in London. The Italian defeated Ilya Ivashka in straight sets to secure a comfortable 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 win. He becomes only the 5th Italian player to qualify for last 8 in Wimbledon.

5:45 PM IST: What a match-up!

4:25 PM IST: Check out Monday's schedule

Welcome to Day 7 of Wimbledon 2021 Live Blog

BREAKING NEWS: Wimbledon 2021 to have full-capacity crowd

Things are indeed coming back to normal as Wimbledon confirmed that the Centre Court will have 100% capacity crowd for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the Grand Slam. In addition, the Court No. 1 will also have full-capacity crowd for the quarter-finals. With this announcement, it will become the first sporting event in the UK to have a packed crowd in an outdoor stadium.

10:30 PM IST: Federer through to Round 4 

6th seeded Roger Federer has defeated home-boy Cameron 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in third round of Wimbledon 2021. The Swiss praised the youngster for playing a brilliant game as the duo produced a thrilling game of tennis at Centre Court on Saturday. "This one's special," Federer said after the match.

10:10 PM IST: French Open 2021 winner continues her dream run

9:45 PM IST: Cameron Norrie fights back 

Cameron Norrie takes the third set 7-5 and has set the Centre Court on fire. We are set for a thrilling fourth set now and the atmosphere is absolutely electric inside the stadium.

9:25 PM IST: Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Wimbledon 2021

The Aussie tennis star has pulled out of the Grand Slam after suffering an abdominal injury in the Round 3 clash against Felix Auger Aliassime. After winning the first set, Kyrgios found it difficult to play with the injury in second set and decided to pull out with the score being 2-6, 6-1. 

"I did my abdomen at the end of the first set. I haven't played at this level of tennis for a while and my main weapon. I need that to be firing on all cylinders," said Kyrgios.

Also Read: Wimbledon 2021: When and where to watch, live streaming, seedings and more

9:05 PM IST: Federer on course of an emphatic win

Roger Federer wins the first two sets against home-boy Cameron Norrie to take a healthy lead in Round 3 match. The Swiss legend is up 6-4 6-4 with 1-1 in the third set.

8:20 PM IST: Coco Gauff through to Round 4; beats Juvan 6-3 6-3

7:15 PM IST: Berrettini and Sonego win in straight sets

7th seeded Mateo Berretini defeated Aljaz Bedene 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 while 23rd seeded Lorenzo Sonego beat James Duckworth 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to qualify for next round.

6:40 PM IST: Kerber overcomes a tricky challenge

After losing the first set, 25th seeded Angelique Kerber fought her way back into Round 3 match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Saturday. The German eventually sealed the victory 2-6, 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the next round.

6:15 PM IST: Action resumes as Raducanu wins first set

4:25 PM IST: Rain stops play in London

As the action on Day 6 began, it has started raining once again with all the ongoing matches suspended as of now. While Mateo Berrettini was 3-3 with Aljaz Bedene in first set, Aliaksandra Sasnovich was 5-1 up against Angelique Kerber. Let's see when the action resumes!

3:35 PM IST: What is in store for fans on Saturday?

Welcome to Day 6 of Wimbledon 2021 Live Blog

11:45 PM IST: Nick Kyrgios through to next round

Australia's Nick Kyrgios has also progressed to the third round of Wimbledon 2021 after registering a comprehensive 7-6 (7), 6-4, 6-4 win over Italy's Gianluca Mager on Thursday. The 26-year-old continued his scintillating serve record as he smashed 29 aces in the match.

11:38 PM IST: Roger Federer is back at his best

After surviving a major scare in the first round, 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer produced a classy performance on Thursday. The 39-year-old defeated Richard Gasquet in straight sets to clinch a 7-6, 6-1, 6-4 win to advance to the third round of the tournament. 

10:50 PM IST: 2018 champions wins an epic match

25th seeded Angelique Kerber has defeated Sara Sorribes Tormo in a three-set thriller on court 2. The 2018 champion won the match 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 which lasted 3 hours and 18 minutes. 

 

9:30 PM IST: Coco advances to next round

8:40 PM IST: Monfils eliminated from Wimbledon 2021

Pedro Martinez's dream run on Wimbledon debut continues as he defeated 13th seeded Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5) in one of the matches of day on court 14. 

7:50 PM IST: Impressive wins for Barty and Berrettini 

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty has defeated Anna Blinkova 6-4, 6-3 to progress to third round. Meanwhile, 7th seeded Matteo Berrettini is also through to next round after securing a convincing 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(4) win against Botic Van De Zandschulp.

7:15 PM IST: Another major upset as Svitolina gets knocked out

5:50 PM IST: Alexander Zverev wins in straight sets

4th seeded Alexander Zverev continues his brilliant start in London as he defeats Tennys Sandgren 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 to qualify for the third round. The German smashed 13 aces in the match to secure a convincing win. He is certainly looking one of the strong contenders to challenge for the title this year.

5:10 PM IST: French Open 2021 champion through to 3rd round

5:03 PM IST: Mirza cruises to second round of women's doubles

India's tennis star Sania Mirza, along with her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands, have won their first round match of women's doubles against the 6th seeded pair of Desirae Krawczyk and Alexa Guarachi. The Indo-American pair won the match by 7-6, 6-3 as Sania sealed the victory with a brilliant ace.

3:50 PM IST: Check out the schedule for Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of Wimbledon 2021 Live Blog

11:00 PM IST: Summary of key results on Wednesday so far

- Novak Djokovic (1) beats Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

- Nick Kyrgios beats Ugo Humbert (21) 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 9-7

- Felix Auger-Aliassime (16) beats Thiago Monteiro 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

- Dan Evans (22) beats Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

- Alize Cornet beats Bianca Andreescu (5) 6-2, 6-1

- Matteo Berrettini (7) beats Guido Pella 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

- Elina Svitolina (3) beats Alson Van Uytvanck 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

- Gael Monfils (13) beats Christopher O’Connell 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4

- Mikael Ymer beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 6-7(4), 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

10:55 PM IST: 22nd seeded Evans through to Round 3

Britain's Dan Evans was at his absolute best on Wednesday as he defeated Serbia's Dusan Lajovic in straight sets. The 31-year-old won the match 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the third round.

10:40 PM IST: Sabalenka avoids a major upset

2nd seeded Aryna Sabalenka fought her way back against Britain's Katie Boulter in the second round of Wimbledon 2021 to advance to next round. After dropping the first set, the Belarusian tennis star won the subsequent two sets to win the match 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

9:55 PM IST: Shapovalov gets a walk-over

10th seeded Canadian Denis Shapovalov gets a walk-over in Round 2 as Spain's Pablo Andujar withdraws his name from Wimbledon 2021 due to a rib injury. Andujar had defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert in a 5-set thriller in first round but had sustained an injury in the process. Notably, Shapovalov will now face the winner of Oscar Otte vs Andy Murray in the third round of the Grand Slam.

8:35 PM IST: Nick Kyrgios wins the marathon contest

Australia's Nick Kyrgios have secured an emphatic five-set win over 21st seeded Ugo Humbert. After the match was suspended last night due to 11 PM curfew in London, the players completed the last set where Kyrgios came out on top.

WATCH: Kyrgios produces 4 back-to-back brilliant serves to win a game in 43 seconds

8:30 PM IST: Djokovic enters third Round of Wimbledon 2021

The World No. 1 defeats Kevin Anderson in straight sets to complete a comfortable 6-3 6-3 6-3 win. Novak Djokovic has notably defeated Anderson for the 4th time in Wimbledon, after doing the same in 2011, 2015 and 2018.

7:40 PM IST: 3rd seeded Elina Svitolina through to second round

6:15 PM IST: Repeat of 2018 Wimbledon Finals

The big match on Day 3 of Wimbledon has kicked off at Centre Court. It is the repeat of 2018 finale as Novak Djokovic goes up again Kevin Anderson. The Serbian had won the match in straight sets: 6–2, 6–2, 7–6(7–3) that year. Can he produce a similar performance today?

5:50 PM IST: Terrific performance by Kei Nishikori

5:15 PM IST: Another upset in first round

4:35 PM IST: 2018 Wimbledon Champion starts off with a win

3-time Grand Slam winner and former World No. 1 women's player Angelique Kerber has kicked off her campaign with an emphatic victory. The 33-year-old defeated Nina Stojanovic 6-4, 6-3 to progress to the second round. "To come back here in this magic place, it's always so great. I have so many great memories here," said Kerber after the match.

3:25 PM IST: Djokovic and Murray will be in action today

Welcome to Day 3 of Wimbledon 2021 Live Blog

11:25 PM IST: Federer enters 2nd round as Mannarino retires after injury

Roger Federer has advanced to the 2nd round of Wimbledon 2021 after surviving a major scare on Tuesday. After winning the first set, his opponent Adrian Mannarino bounced back and won the next two sets. However, a knee injury to Mannarino in fourth set forced him to retire as Federer won the match 6-4, 6-7, 3-6, 6-2, 0-0 (Retired) via walkover.

11:00 PM IST: Can Mannrino pull off the big upset?

Adrian Mannarino has won the third set of the match and needs one more set win to complete the big upset. The 33-year-old wins the set 6-3.

10:25 PM IST: Roger Federer drops the 2nd set

After winning the first set by 6-4, Roger Federer failed to capitalize as Adrian Mannarino fought his way back into the match by winning the subsequent set in tie-breaker.

9:50 PM IST: Zverev wants England vs Germany match to go to penalties

After Germany's Alexander Zverev completed a fantastic first round win against Tallon Griekspoor (6-1, 6-4, 6-1), he was asked by the presenter about the prediction for tonight's EURO 2020 Round of 16 clash between Germany and England. Zverev came up with a brilliant response as he said, "I just hope it goes to penalties...and then we will see."

9:45 PM IST: Federer begins his Wimbledon 2021 campaign

7:15 PM IST: Legend for a reason 

41-year-old Venus Williams defeated Mihaela Buzărnescu 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in a thrilling game of tennis on Tuesday. The American produced 10 aces in the match and won her first Wimbledon single's match since 2018 on her 90th appearance.

4:45 PM IST: Impressive win for 21st seeded Ons Jabeur

3:45 PM IST: Action begins in London

The second day of Wimbledon 2021 has started with some big names in action. In women's singles, Venus Williams is playing against Mihaela Buzarnescu on court 3. 2021 French Open semi-finalist Maria Sakkari is also in action as she is facing Arantxa Rus on court 15. Talking about men's singles, 10th seeded Denis Shapovalov is locking horns with Philipp Kohlschreiber on court 12 while 15th seeded Alex de Minaur is battling out against Sebastian Korda on court 17.

3:30 PM IST: Check out the order of play for Day 2

3:10 PM IST: The 34-year-old reflects on his comeback from surgery

After defeating 24th seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili in first round on Monday, Murray said, "It has been extremely tough, even in the last few months. It was not the most serious of injuries but it was frustrating not to be able to get on the court. I have had so little momentum over the last few years but kept on going to the gym and trying to get back to do it again."

3:05 PM IST: Andy Murray began his campaign with a fantastic victory

Welcome back to Day 2 of Wimbledon 2021 Live Blog. 

10:50 PM IST: Andy Murray returns with a warm round of applause

Home-boy Andy Murray has finally made his return to Wimbledon in men's singles event after a long gap of four years. The 34-year-old is taking on 24th-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili in first round match in centre court.

10:15 PM IST: Two-time Wimbledon champion suffers a shocking defeat

10:10 PM IST: Stefanos Tsitsipas eliminated in first round

Frances Tiafoe produced the first big upset of this year as he produced a stunning victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets. The 23-year-old won the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to secure one of the biggest wins of his career.

8:20 PM IST: Djokovic seals the victory

The World No. 1 is through to the second round after completing an emphatic win against Jack Draper on Monday. After losing the first set, Djokovic bounced back and won the match by 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. However, he was full of praise for his 19-year-old opponent for his impressive display.

After the match, Djokovic said, "He (Draper) definitely deserves a round of applause. A youngster, I think, only 19 ... Walking on to the Wimbledon Centre Court for the first time, I think he has done extremely well. He carried himself very maturely on the court, he behaved well, he backed himself."

7:50 PM IST: World No. 1 back in full flow

After a slow start to the match, Serbia's Novak Djokovic is back to his best after he won the third set comfortably by 6-2. The 34-year-old has taken the momentum with him into the 4th set and is certainly cruising towards a victory.

7:15 PM IST: What a shocking start for Djokovic

The reigning champion has surprisingly lost the first set to home-boy Jack Draper. The 19-year-old played some beautiful tennis to complete a 6-4 win in the opening set. Djokovic has however bounced back with a better show in the second set, winning it 6-1.

7:00 PM IST: Sabalenka off to a winning start

Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka has kicked off her tournament in style after she defeated Romania's Monica Niculescu in straight sets 6-1, 6-4 completing an emphatic victory on Monday.

6:10 PM IST: Djokovic returns to Centre Court

5:45 PM IST: Wimbledon 2021 begins

2nd seeded Aryna Sabalenka is set to lock horns with Romania's Monica Niculescu in the first match of Day 1 on Court 1.

5:00 PM IST: Fans are making their way inside the stadium

4:20 PM IST: Rain delays start of Wimbledon 2021

The weather in England continues to play a spoilsport as the matches on Day 1 of the championship has been delayed due to rain. The forecast for the next hour is not that great either and the fans will have to wait for some more time before the Grand Slam finally gets underway.

3:00 PM IST: Check out the complete schedule for Day 1 

2:30 PM IST: Djokovic eyeing to create history

After winning Australian Open and French Open this year, Serbia's Novak Djokovic has become the only man to have won the first two grand slam tournaments of a calendar year over the last 25 years, doing it in 2016 and 2021. He can create history by completing the hattrick at Wimbledon 2021. Notably, the last man to win the first three grand slams of a calendar year was Rod Laver during his Grand Slam in 1969. Additionally, he can also become only the first men's player to win Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same year since Rafael Nadal achieved the feat in 2010.

2:25 PM IST: Konta forced to pull out of the tournament

Women's tennis player Johanna Konta (World No. 31) has been forced to withdraw her name from Wimbledon 2021 after coming in close contact with a coronavirus positive case ahead of the tournament. As per riles, Konta will have to undergo a 10-day self isolation and hence she has been replaced by China's Wang Yafan (World No. 123). Yafan will face Czech tennis player Katerina Siniakova (World No. 64).

2:15 PM IST: We are all set for Wimbledon 2021

We are just 75 minutes away from the action and we just can't wait. Wimbledon have also announced that gates have been opened as we get set for the biggest Grand Slam of the year.