Wimbledon 2021: Ashleigh Barty, Venus Williams, Karolina Pliskova win on second day

Last update on. From the section TennisAshleigh Barty and Carla Suarez Navarro (left), had a warm chat at the netWimbledon 2021 at the BBC Dates: All England Club: 28 June-11 Jul Coverage: Live on BBC TV, Radio and Online with extensive coverage on BBC iPlayer and Red Button, Connected TVs, and mobile app. You can find more details hereTo reach the second round of Wimbledon, Ashleigh Barty, world number one, defeated a spirited Carla Suarez Navarro.Australia's Barty returned from a thigh problem and won 6-1 6-7 (1-7-1) 6-1As she left Centre Court, Suarez Navarro from Spain, who was playing in her second match after recovering from cancer, received a standing ovation.Venus Williams, five-time champion, beat Mihaela Bulzarnescu in her 90th Grand Slam appearance.Barty, the top seed, served for the match at 5-4. In the second set, Suarez Navarro, 32, was more energetic and played a perfect tiebreak to force a decisive.The 25-year old dialled in for the third set, before the players exchanged warm words at each other.Barty said, "To be in a position to share the court alongside Carla was amazing." She will next play Anna Blinkova and Timea Babos."She is a true champion, and she will be greatly missed."Suarez Navarro, a former world number six, was being watched by her mother. She was wearing a replica kit of her daughter and could be seen saving moments on her phone.As she served, she received a standing ovation from the crowd. She won the match at 5-0 in the third set.Barty giddy as SuarezNavarro walked off the court, in her last appearance at Wimbledon.Sam Smith, former British number one, stated that "in some ways the tennis wasn't important today for Carla.""She's been through some extremely difficult medical treatment, and she was sparring here alongside the best player of the world."Pliskova and Venus advanceVenus Williams will be making her 23rd appearance at Wimbledon's singles drawAmerican Williams defeated Romanian Buzarnescu 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.Williams led 5-1 at the end of the third set. She lost two match points, before turning around and celebrating in her box as the third set was won.Williams is now ranked 111th worldwide and was playing in her 10th match.In 1997, she made her debut at Wimbledon and was awarded her first Grand Slam singles title in the SW19 grass courts.In the second round, she will face Ons Jabeur, Tunisia's 21st-seeded player.Jabeur, who earlier this month won her first WTA singles title at Birmingham, beat Rebecca Peterson 6-2, 6-1 in just 62 minutes.Karolina Pliskova, former world number one, overcame a first set scare to defeat Tamara Zidansek from Slovenia and advanced.After trailing 5-2 in the first set, the Czech recovered to beat the French Open semi finalist 7-5 6-4.After Anastasia Potapova of Russia beat the Croat 6-1 6-4, she will next face Donna Vekic.Vera Zvonareva was the 2010 runner-up to Serena Williams and won her first Wimbledon win in seven years when she defeated Marie Bouzkova 7-5, 6-4.Shelby Rogers beat veteran Australian Sam Stosur (37), 6-1 5-7, 6-3American Madison Brengle saved 4 match points to defeat Christina McHale, compatriot 3-6 7-5 10-8McHale won the final two sets, 5-3. She served for the match three more times, but couldn't keep her nerve to win.