Wimbledon sets record with retirements and walkovers

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

Wimbledon experienced seven retirements or walkovers on Wednesday, which is believed to be a record for a single day of Grand Slam play according to the International Tennis Federation.

Players who retired or pulled out included John Isner, Victoria Azarenka, Steve Darcis, Radek Stepanek, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Yaroslava Shvedova and Marin Cilic.

In the Open Era (1968 to present) the most singles retirements and walkovers at a Grand Slam tournament overall  is 17 players (11 men and 6 women) at 2011 U.S. Open. The total number of singles retirements and walkovers at 2013 Wimbledon so far is 10 players.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Argentina's Nicolas Kicker suspended six years for fixing matches

He was ranked as high as No. 78 last year and is No. 100 this week.

Roger Federer stretches winning streak on grass to 17 in Halle

The world No. 1 beat Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4 in the Gerry Weber Open on Tuesday. 

Murray loses three-setter in return at Queen's Club; Djokovic advances

The former world No. 1 came up just short in a match against Nick Kyrgios.