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Wimbledon 2017

Wimbledon kicks off with wins for Murray, Nadal, Williams

Wimbledon kicked off on Monday with wins from many of the top seeds. World number one and defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray had a straight-set win over Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik, winning 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. Murray is looking to claim his fourth Grand Slam title. Rafael Nadal also had a comfortable win over John Millman in his quest for a third Wimbledon title. Venus Williams had a first-round, 7-6 (7), 6-4 victory against Belgium's Elise Mertens. At a press conference following the match, Williams became visibly emotional after being peppered with questions about a recent car accident she was involved in that resulted in one death. Authorities say Williams was at fault. "There are really no words to describe … how devastating … I'm completely speechless," Williams said.