Photos from Wimbledon: Day 1

Monday, June 23, 2014 /by

Each day during Wimbledon, we'll bring you exclusive photography from Anita Aguilar, who is covering the tournament for TENNIS.com. Steve Tignor will provide the captions.

The champion returns.

There’s mad, and then there’s sweatband-eating mad. Ryan Harrison lost to Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.

Dimitrov, champion at Queen’s Club, was in full flow again today.

Maria Kirilenko puts all of her 132 pounds into this backhand. She came out a winner over Sloane Stephens.

“Really, Paul, that’s the shot you want me to try?”

Andy Murray said he “hit the ball cleanly” in his win over David Goffin. He finished with 28 winners and 10 errors.

Mohamed Lahyani looked pleased to be selected to open the tournament in the chair on Centre Court.

Some young Italian supporters of Fabio Fognini. Remember kids, you should never confuse athletes with role models.

Yes, Fabio won this match, 9-7 in the fifth set over Alex Kuznetsov...

...And got some love from the crowd when it was finally over.

Victoria Azarenka, after her first win in five months, said she was happy just “to actually hit the ball again.”

Dominic Thiem didn’t hold back with his vaunted one-handed backhand here, but in the end the 20-year-old phenom fell tamely to Luke Saville.

“Seriously, this guy is supposed to be the future of tennis?”

Venus Williams gives her opponent, Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor, a little pre-serve stare down. Venus won in three sets.

Novak Djokovic killed Andrey Golubev with kindness in three quick sets.

"We'll practice how to walk off the court properly later."

“There aren’t any seats left, sir, but there is an opening in that metal door over there.”

Marcos Baghdatis and Dustin Brown after the 115th-ranked Baghdatis’ four-set win in a packed Court 12.

The rain came suddenly at 8:00 P.M. and shut down play for the day.

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