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Maryland native Frances Tiafoe, wins first round match at Wimbledon

Maryland native Frances Tiafoe, wins first round match at Wimbledon

LONDON -- After losing in the first round at both Queen's and Eastbourne, Frances Tiafoe is loving it at Wimbledon.

The 19-year-old Washington native defeated Robin Haase 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the first round at the All England Club. It was his first tour-level victory since a first-round win in Miami in March.

"Winning at Wimbledon is huge," Tiafoe said. "It meant a lot to me especially the last two weeks, not really winning a match, so peaking here, it definitely means a lot."

Tiafoe, in the main draw of a Grand Slam event for the sixth time, will face Alexander Zverev in the second round. His only other Grand Slam victory was at the Australian Open in January, when he beat Mikhail Kukushkin in the first round before losing to Zverev in straight sets in the second.

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