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Rio Olympics tennis day 1: Live coverage and recaps

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LIVE COVERAGE


*Note: Links to all of  today's tennis streams are available below.


6:00 PM


Catch the United States' former World No. 1 Venus Williams as she takes on Belgium's Kristen Flipkens. You can watch NBCOlympics.com's live stream here.


Venus is seeded fifth in singles at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and first (alongside sister Serena) in doubles. 


5:15 PM

 

The United States' Steve Johnson, seeded 12th, defeats Barbados' Darian King 6-3, 6-2. He is the only American male to advance to the second round of singles, as Brian Baker lost to Japan's Yuichi Sugita in a close three sets.

 

3:45 PM

 

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga scrapes by in three sets, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

 

World No. 25 Jack Sock, who lost today to the World No. 118 Daniel Taro, said his results today were at least partially the result of walking pneumonia.

 

Arguably the United States' best hope for a men's medal, Sock fell in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4..

 

3:00 PM

 

UPSET ALERT #3

 

It has been a shocking day - and we're only halfway through.

 

Anticipated first-round winners Timea Bacsinszky and Jack Sock lost earlier today to the Word Nos. 51 and 118, respectively. 

 

Now, players who were potentially expected to earn medals are crashing out in the first round.

 

Poland's No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska lost in straight sets to China's unseeded Zheng Saisai, 6-4, 7-5.

 

France's Tsonga is down a set and scraping by in the second, 6-5. 

 

2:15 PM

 

UPSET ALERT #2

 

In a dramatic upset that ended with a tiebreak, China's unseeded Zhang Shuai defeated Switzerland's 12th seed Timea Bacsinszky, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6.

 

Zhang is ranked World No. 51, while Backsinszky is ranked World No. 15. The Rio Olympic Games do not offer any ranking points, and therefore will not affect either player's standing outside of this particular competition.

 

Bacsinszky will also play doubles alongside compatriot Martina Hingis in singles later today. Interestingly, that match will also take place on court 4. 

 

1:45 PM

 

UPSET ALERT

 

Jack Sock (USA) loses in straight sets to Taro Daniel (JPN), 6-4, 6-4.

 

Sock is ranked World No. 25, while Daniel is ranked World No. 118.  

 

It's the biggest win of Daniel's career.

 

1:35 PM

 

Croatia's No. 9 seed Marin Cilic defeats Bulgaria's big-swinging, unseeded Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-4.

 

Taro Daniel now leads Jack Sock by a set and a game, with the score 4-3 in the second set. If Daniel were to win, it would be the tournament's biggest upset so far.

 

In women's singles, it's a tight match between Switzerland's No. 12 seed Timea Bacsinszy and China's unseeded Zhang Shuai. Each player has won a set.

 

1:00 PM

 

Jack Sock loses first set to Taro Daniel, 6-4. Daniel was a wildcard just to get into the draw, and is ranked World No. 118. 

 

Ivanovic failed to capitalize on her first set win, succumbing to Suarez Navarro, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. Late in the third set, the frustrated Serb seemed to intentionally drop her racket. 

 

12:30 PM

 

Ivanovic took the first set against Suarez Navarro, 6-2. 

 

The United States' Jack Sock, seeded 14th, takes on Japan's Taro Daniel on court 2. 

 




 

11:45 AM

 

Serbia's Ana Ivanovic is up in the first set against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro, 3-1. They're playing on Centre Court.

 

11:30 AM

 

Nishikori defeats Ramos-Vinolas, 6-2, 6-4. 

 

Keys is the first American with a tenis win at the 2016 Rio Games, defeating Kovinic 6-3, 6-3.

 

Meanwhile, Australia's John Millman shuts down Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis 6-0, 6-0. The latter did not win a single game, and the match took less than an hour total. 

 

11:00 AM

 

Ramos-Vinolas has stepped it up a notch, leading the second set 4-3. Nishikori had a particularly exciting moment when he dropped his racket in the middle of play, but still managed to win the point. 

 

Keys has successfully taken the first set. She and Kovinic are neck-and-neck in the second, but the American maintains the edge. 

10:30 AM


On Centre Court, Kei Nishikori has taken the first set from Alberto Ramos-Vimolas without much of a fight. 


On the outer courts, the United States' Madison Keys - who has performed well in 2016 - has been struggling against Montenegro's Danka Kovinic. Still, the American leads in the first set, 5-3. 



9:00 AM


First up on Centre Court: No. 4 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan takes on Spain’s unseeded Alberto Ramos-Vinolas


 


STREAMS:


Day one schedule in full 


Alberto Ramos-Vinolas vs. Kei Nishikori, 9:45 AM EST


Madison Keys vs. Danka Kovinic, 10:00 AM EST


Barbora Strycova vs. Yanina Wickmayer, 10:00 AM EST 


Sara Errani vs. Kiki Bertens, 10:00 AM EST


Ricardas Berankis vs. John Millman, 10:00 AM EST 


Ana Ivanovic vs. Carla Suarez Navarro, 12:00 PM EST


Grigor Dimitrov vs. Marin Cilic, 12:00 PM EST


Jack Sock vs. Taro Daniel, 12:00 PM EST


Heather Watson vs. Peng Shuai, 12:00 PM EST


Timea Bacsinszky vs. Zhang Shuai, 12:00 PM EST


Malek Jaziri vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 2:00 PM EST


Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Zheng Saisai, 2:00 PM EST


Andrea Petkovic vs. Elina Svitolina, 2:00 PM EST


Steve Johnson vs. Darian King, 2:00 PM EST


Brian Baker vs. Yuichi Sugita, 2:00 PM EST


Gilles Simon vs. Borna Coric, 4:00 PM EST


Philipp Kohlschhreiber vs. Guido Pella, 4:00 PM EST


Sloane Stephens vs. Eugenie Bouchard, 4:00 PM EST


Damir Dzumhur vs. Dudi Sela, 4:00 PM EST


Cilic/Draganja (CRO) vs. Djokovic/Zimonjic (SRB), 5:30 PM EST


Muguruza/Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs. Goncalves/Pereira (BRA), 5:30 PM EST


Anna Schmiedlova vs. Roberta Vinci, 5:30 PM EST


Bacsinskzy/Hingis (SUI) vs. Gavrilova/Stosur (AUS), 5:30 PM EST


Venus Williams vs. Kristen Flipkens, 5:45 PM EST


Gael Monfils vs. Vasek Pospisil, 8:00 PM EST


 



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