2012 Wimbledon Results: Venus Williams Ousted In First Round

Following in the footsteps of her sister Serena's first round exit in the French Open, Los Angeles native Venus Williams is already out of Wimbledon after a shocking dismantling at the hands of Russian Elena Vesnina, 6-1, 6-3 on Monday, according to the Associated Press.

The loss is the first time since 1997 that Williams - a five-time champion - lost in the opening round of Wimbledon.

"I come into tournaments with a positive attitude," Williams said. "I don't really feel like talking about my health now. It is what it is. I'm just a couple of months into getting back on tour. Life is challenging but I'm always up for a challenge."

Williams is still making her way back from a long layoff due to being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2011. The French Open was her first Grand Slam since August 29, 2011.

For the second consecutive Grand Slam, one of the Williams' sisters is ousted in the first round.

You can find the full TV schedule for the 2012 Championships at Wimbledon by clicking here.

You can find an online stream of the matches here. Otherwise, stay up to date with the scores by visiting the SI.com live Wimbledon scoreboard.

For more on Wimbledon 2012, make sure to head over to SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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