The 80th World No., Russian Maria Sharapova, could not finish the starting match at Wimbledon. She lost to Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier, who occupies the 88th line of the WTA rating, with a score of 6/4, 6/7 (4), 0/5.
The match lasted 2 hours and 17 minutes. During this time, the 32-year-old Sharapova never let herself through, made eight double faults and made five breaks, and 33-year-old Parmentier completed two aces, made a mistake three times in serving and implemented six break points. This was the first official meeting of athletes.
In the second round, Wimbledon Parmentier will fight with Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro. During the match, Sharapova took a medical timeout because of problems with her left wrist. Doctors imposed Russian woman teip.