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Follow live: Djokovic wins Wimbledon opener

Fresh off his French Open title, Novak Djokovic is off to a quick start at Wimbledon thanks to an opening-round win. Also among early winners are Venus Williams and Madison Keys. Watch more action from the first day live on ESPN/WatchESPN.

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Attorney who sent errant text off Manziel case

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Watch: 2016 Wimbledon
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The third Grand Slam of the year begins today. Last year's champs -- Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams -- will be looking to defend their titles. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

Trivia: When was the only time Novak Djokovic lost a match when up two sets to love? Against Jurgen Melzer at the 2010 French Open, of course. Djokovic is up two sets on James Ward today, and more than likely, he'll improve that record to 161-1.

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More than 18 years separate Ivo Karlovic (37) and Borna Coric (19), but it was the old man who prevailed in straight sets. Karlovic fired 55 winners.

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Willie Weinbaum ESPN 

Nice when the Wimbledon "brollies" (aka umbrellas) are out because of the sun, as in this case on Monday afternoon.

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

And James Ward finally wins his first game of the match. Crowd went bananas -- as if he'd won the tournament.

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We're 36 minutes into the opening match on Wimbledon's center court, and the only question is: Will James Ward win a single game? Novak Djokovic is up 6-0, 3-0.

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

Great as he's been, Novak Djokovic has never been fully embraced by the fans. And his first-round opponent, James Ward, is a Brit, so you can bet the world No. 1 won't be getting much love today.

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

First point of Novak Djokovic's title defense. Rips a crosscourt winner against James Ward.

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Howard Bryant ESPN Senior Writer 

Here at no. 1 Court for Venus Williams vs. Donna Vekic and the question that lingers: is this her final Wimbledon for the five-time champion?

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

Over on Court 14, Sergiy Stakhovsky is up two sets in his Wimbledon opener. Why do we care about Stak? He's the guy who stunned Roger Federer in the second round in 2013, ending the Swiss' streak of 36 straight major quarterfinals.

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

We're up to two results so far on Day 1 at Wimbledon, and it's not a rousing start by the Americans. A few minutes after Victoria Duval lost, French Open quarterfinalist Shelby Rogers fell in straight sets against Sabine Lisicki.

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

First result of the fortnight is in. Daria Kasatkina, the 29th-ranked Russian, took out American Victoria Duval 6-0, 7-5 in 51 minutes.

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Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

In less than one hour, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will take the court. With a victory, he will tie Rod Laver for the most consecutive match-wins (29) in the Open era.

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Messi hints at national team retirement

Barcelona star Lionel Messi revealed that he might never play for Argentina again after Sunday night's Copa America final loss to Chile: "It's a very hard moment for me to think about what happened." Story

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Doug McIntyre ESPN Staff Writer 

BREAKING: Lionel Messi says he's retiring from international soccer following Argentina's shootout loss -- in which he missed his spot kick -- to Chile in Sunday's Copa America final. It's Messi's third straight defeat in the final of a major tournament (Copa America or World Cup) and fourth overall. More to come...