Konta, Murray lead way at Wimbledon

Konta, Murray lead way at Wimbledon

Konta, Murray lead way at Wimbledon

Azarenka's return at Wimbledon has been nothing short of incredible in only her second tournament since returning from giving birth in December.

Henman and Rusedski went on to reach the quarter-finals that year but that was as far as they got - losing to Michael Stich and Cedric Pioline respectively.

After two high-profile matches were abandoned during the second day's play at Wimbledon, Roger Federer has called on the All England Club to consider a change in the rules. "I just wanted to do something nice for him. They're there to watch good tennis, proper tennis". But I said, "No, your girlfriend will kill you".

Brown, an effortless crowd favourite at SW19, looked a risky proposition on paper for Murray, but the Scot produced perhaps his best tennis of 2017 to ease into the next round and perhaps end any lingering doubts over his fitness.

Australia's only remaining singles hope, Arina Rodionova, has stayed focused and refuses to respond to questions regarding her husband, Hawthorn footballer player Ty Vickery, who has been arrested over extortion claims. I feel very fortunate to come through that'. But that proved to be a wake-up call for Nadal, who bulldozed his way through the next two games and thus crossed the finish line while avoiding a fourth set that would have required a closed roof due to looming darkness.

Britain's Johanna Konta pulled out all the stops to win an enthralling, marathon, second round contest against Croatian Donna Vekic 7-6 (4) 4-6 10-8.

Victoria Azarenka beat Heather Watson today
GETTY VICTORY Victoria Azarenka beat Heather Watson today

His Italian opponent has beaten the top seed in half of their six meetings, twice on clay and once on hard. This was her sixth, and now she was a considerably better and more confident player than in those early wild-card appearances.

Daniil Medvedev was the toast of Wimbledon on Monday when he caused the biggest shock of the first round by beating Stan Wawrinka. Another love hold puts her on the brink of forcing a third set. I am enjoying a book by Cecilia Ahern and I have started watching the new season of Poldark.

But when she was asked about the crash, she struggled to find a coherent response. That's just me, though. "Not a lot of my [playing] career will be relevant for Maria but, having played Boris [Becker] on Court One and felt very confident going out into the match that I could be competitive, I wasn't".

The final set was what could only be defined as drama at its very best, as the mentality of Konta would be well and truly tested, the 26-year-old having never previously reached the third round in five previous attempts. "I'm definitely here with the intention of wanting to be a part of the event for the full two weeks".

Vesnina reached the Wimbledon semi-finals past year, but Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion, extended her winning streak against the Russian to eight matches with a powerful performance.

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