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Even the biggest stars of tennis feel nerves before first-round matches at Wimbledon and other Slams

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AP Tennis Writer

LONDON (AP) — Tennis players insist that initial matches at one of their sport’s four most prestigious events — the Australian Open in January, the French Open in May, Wimbledon in late June or early July, and the U.S. Open in August — give them reason to worry, no matter how many times they’ve won at that stage. Why would such accomplished athletes still get the jitters? Especially in the first round, which was scheduled to wrap up Tuesday at the All England Club, and in what should, in theory, be their easiest contests over what they hope will be a two-week stay in the bracket?

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