Venus Williams lost to Elina Svitolina in the first round of Wimbledon 2023 on Monday, July 3, 2023. The match was played on Centre Court and lasted for one hour and 28 minutes. Svitolina won the match 6-4, 6-3.
Williams, who is 43 years old, is a five-time Wimbledon champion. This was her 24th appearance at the tournament. Svitolina, who is 28 years old, is a former world No. 3. She is currently ranked No. 15 in the world.
Williams started the match well, but she slipped and fell in the second game. She injured her right leg and had to receive treatment from a trainer. Despite the injury, Williams continued to fight and was able to level the match at 4-4 in the first set. However, Svitolina broke Williams’ serve in the next game and went on to win the set.
In the second set, Williams struggled with her serve and made several unforced errors. Svitolina took advantage of Williams’ errors and won the set 6-3.
After the match, Williams said that she was proud of herself for fighting through the injury and finishing the match. She also said that she was not sure if she would play Wimbledon again.
“I’m not sure,” Williams said. “I’ll take some time and reflect on it.”
Svitolina said that she was happy with her performance and that she was looking forward to the rest of the tournament.
“I’m really happy with the way I played today,” Svitolina said. “I was focused and I executed my game plan well.”