- Tag results for Grand Slam
Having indicated last year that the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open would only have 16 seeds from 2019.
Novak Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras's mark of 14 Grand Slams.
Osaka, who won the Indian Wells Masters tournament in March, fired nine aces and produced 32 unforced errors, 10 fewer than her Belarussian opponent, in a gusty defensive performance.
For players such as Novak Djokovic, rejuvenated after an ice bath during his first match, the benefit of an extreme heat policy at the U.S. Open has been clear.
The 21-year-old German, ranked fourth in the world, is part of the highly-touted "NextGen" crop of 20-somethings who are making an impact on the ATP Tour.
Serena Williams had shrugged off an even bigger disappointment two weeks earlier -- a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose.
With Williams' withdrawal, Germany's Tatjana Maria gains direct entry into the draw. She'll face France's Alize Cornet in the first round.
Stich won his only Grand Slam singles crown at Wimbledon in 1991, while Sukova has captured nine Grand Slam women's doubles crowns and five mixed doubles titles.
The match ended in twilight, a fitting metaphor for Sharapova who slipped to her first ever opening round defeat at the All England Club where she first burst upon the scene in 2003.
The two-time Grand Slam champion Muguruza needed 88 minutes to see off world number 138 Broady on Centre Court.
Yuki Bhambri vowed to break his Grand Slam jinx after slipping to a fifth defeat in five matches at the majors at Wimbledon.
Yuki Bhambri featured in the men's singles main draw of all three Grand Slams of the season so far but is yet to win a match.
Andy Murray's shock absence put the spotlight on his fellow Britons as the grass-court Grand Slam got underway on Monday.
Here's a look at Serena William's past Wimbledon wins.
Williams' two-year reign as Wimbledon champion ended 12 months ago when she missed the grass-court Grand Slam while she prepared for the September birth of her first child.