Li Na’s French Open loss to a player ranked 101 places below her means both Australian Open singles champions were ousted in the first round of the next Grand Slam event for the first time in tennis history.
Maria Sharapova overcame a scare to advance to the third round of the Wimbledon tennis tournament while another former champion, Serena Williams, also won. Fourth-seeded Andy Murray got past Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic.
Five-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, winner of the past three titles, reached the tennis tournament’s third round as temperatures soared for the second straight afternoon.
Five-time champion Serena Williams lost three games while advancing to the third round of the Australian Open tennis tournament as temperatures soared above 106 degrees Fahrenheit (41.1 Celsius) for the second straight afternoon.