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Wimbledon day three

Roger Federer of Switzerland, right, and Lloyd Harris of South Africa, left, shake hands after their first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Photo: EPA-EFE / Peter Klaunzer)
By Reuters
30 Jun 2021 0

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Highlights of day three of the Wimbledon tennis championships on Wednesday (all times GMT):

 

1958 BAD LIGHT SUSPENDS PLAY

Play was suspended on Centre Court while the roof was closed, with Britain’s Andy Murray two sets to one down against Oscar Otte. The score was 2-2 in the fourth when play was stopped.

 

1920 VENUS KNOCKED OUT BY JABEUR

After Serena Williams retired injured on Tuesday, sister Venus Williams lost 7-5 6-0 to Ons Jabeur in the second round, marking the first time neither player advanced to the third round at Wimbledon when both played in the tournament.

 

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Wimbledon order of play on Wednesday

Wimbledon order of play on Thursday

 

1830 ERROR-PRONE KENIN KNOCKED OUT IN 45 MINUTES

Fourth seed Sofia Kenin was knocked out in the second round by compatriot Madison Brengle, who won 6-2 6-4 in just 45 minutes. Kenin fired 20 winners to Brengle’s six but that was offset by 41 unforced errors.

 

1735 EVANS TOO GOOD FOR LAJOVIC

Briton Dan Evans, seeded 22nd, needed less than two hours to dismantle the challenge of Dusan Lajovic, beating the 42nd-ranked Serbian 6-3 6-3 6-4 to reach the third round.

Seventh seed Iga Swiatek also advanced with a comprehensive 6-1 6-3 victory over 2010 finalist Vera Zvonareva.

 

1655 SABALENKA OUTLASTS WILDCARD BOULTER ON CENTRE COURT

Second seed Aryna Sabalenka dropped the opening set in her second-round match before powering to a 4-6 6-3 6-3 victory over Briton Katie Boulter, who is ranked 219th in the world and was spurred on by the home crowd on Centre Court.

In the men’s draw, Canada’s 16th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime moved into the second round with a 6-3 6-3 6-3 victory over Brazilian Thiago Monteiro without conceding a single break point opportunity.

 

1459 KYRGIOS OVERCOMES HUMBERT IN THRILLER

Nick Kyrgios’s problems with the Wimbledon grass continued on Wednesday but the Australian overcame a nasty fall on Court One in his opener against 21st seed Ugo Humbert before sealing a 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-1 9-7 victory.

Kyrgios was unable to hide his frustration at the grass he believed was playing too slowly before the match was postponed on Tuesday due to Wimbledon’s 11pm curfew.

His compatriot Jordan Thompson also came through a tough five-setter, stunning 12th seed Caspar Ruud 7-6(6) 7-6(3) 2-6 2-6 6-2.

 

1426 DJOKOVIC STROLLS PAST ANDERSON

Defending champion Novak Djokovic produced a flawless performance to beat Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-3 in a rematch of their 2018 Wimbledon final.

The world number one continued his perfect record against South African Anderson, with four wins in as many meetings at the All England club.

 

1350 SVITOLINA PASSES VAN UYTVANCK TEST, NORRIE THROUGH

Third seed Elina Svitolina was pushed the distance by Alison Van Uytvanck before the Ukrainian advanced to the second round with a 6-3 2-6 6-3 victory on Court One.

Queen’s runner-up Cameron Norrie dropped the opening set against Lucas Pouille but the Briton bounced back to win 6-7(6) 7-5 6-2 7-5.

 

1330 ISNER ELIMINATED IN FIVE-SETTER BY NISHIOKA

Japan’s unseeded Yoshihito Nishioka beat 28th seed John Isner 7-6(5) 2-6 6-3 6-7(3) 6-4 to move into the second round after an error-strewn performance from the American.

Playing on Court 18, where he beat Nicolas Mahut in 2010 in the longest match in history, Isner fired 87 winners and 36 aces and won four more points than his opponent but made 70 unforced errors to give Nishioka victory.

 

1220 NISHIKORI, BERRETTINI ADVANCE

Japan’s former world number four Kei Nishikori beat Alexei Popyrin 6-4 6-4 6-4, firing 30 winners past the Australian to claim his 100th win in Grand Slam matches.

Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini, who won the Queen’s Club Championships on his tournament debut this month, dropped a set against Argentine Guido Pella but won his first-round match 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-0.

 

1137 ANDREESCU STUNNED BY CORNET

Unseeded Alize Cornet crushed fifth-seeded Canadian Bianca Andreescu 6-2 6-1. The Frenchwoman had beaten 2019 U.S. Open champion Andreescu in the last 16 in Berlin this month.

French Open runner-up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the 16th seed, eased past Romania’s Ana Bogdan 6-2 6-2 while Karolina Muchova downed Zhang Shuai 6-3 6-3.

 

1104 PLAY GETS UNDERWAY

Play on the third day of Wimbledon began on time under cloudy conditions, with the temperature hovering around 15 degree Celsius (59°F). (Reporting by Manasi Pathak, Shrivathsa Sridhar and Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ed Osmond and Toby Davis)

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