2015/07/03

Wimbledon Order of Play for July 3, 2015

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THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
INTENDED ORDER OF PLAY FOR FRIDAY 3 JULY

CENTRE COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START
1 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [11] 49 vs Richard Gasquet (FRA) [21] 56
2 Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] 1 vs Bernard Tomic (AUS) [27] 8
3 Serena Williams (USA) [1] 1 vs Heather Watson (GBR) 7
No.1 COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START
1 Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [4] 33 vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 38
2 Maria Sharapova (RUS) [4] 33 vs Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) [29] 40
3 Marin Cilic (CRO) [9] 17 vs John Isner (USA) [17] 24
No.2 COURT – SHOW COURT – 12:15 START
1 Nick Kyrgios (AUS) [26] 57 vs Milos Raonic (CAN) [7] 64
2 Sloane Stephens (USA) 58 vs Lucie Safarova (CZE) [6] 64
3 Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 11 vs Venus Williams (USA) [16] 16
No.3 COURT – SHOW COURT – 12:15 START
1 Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 44 vs David Goffin (BEL) [16] 48
2 Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 51 vs Samantha Stosur (AUS) [22] 56
3 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 20 vs Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [23] 24
4 Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) [1] 1 vs Steve Johnson (USA) / Sam Querrey (USA) 3
COURT 12 – SHOW COURT – 12:15 START
1 Garbine Muguruza (ESP) / Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) [6] 49 vs Cara Black (ZIM) / Lisa Raymond (USA) 51
2 Leonardo Mayer (ARG) [24] 9 vs Kevin Anderson (RSA) [14] 16
3 Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 42 vs Andrea Petkovic (GER) [14] 48
COURT 18 – SHOW COURT – 12:15 START
1 Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) / Flavia Pennetta (ITA) [7] 33 vs
Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) / Alexandra Panova (RUS) 35
2 Belinda Bencic (SUI) [30] 25 vs Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 30
3 Denis Kudla (USA) 26 vs Santiago Giraldo (COL) 30
4 Philipp Oswald (AUT) / Belinda Bencic (SUI) 51 vs Dominic Inglot (GBR) / Elina Svitolina (UKR) 52
COURT 6 – 12:15 START
1 Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) / Horia Tecau (ROU) [4] 17 vs Andre Begemann (GER) / Julian Knowle (AUT) 20
2 Adil Shamasdin (CAN) / Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) 29 vs
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) / Alize Cornet (FRA) 30
3 Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) / Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 45 vs Chris Guccione (AUS) / Andreja Klepac (SLO) 46
4 Marin Draganja (CRO) / Ana Konjuh (CRO) 59 vs Colin Fleming (GBR) / Jocelyn Rae (GBR) 60
COURT 7 – 12:15 START
1 Mate Pavic (CRO) / Michael Venus (NZL) 6 vs Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Rajeev Ram (USA) [14] 8
2 Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) / Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 3 vs Nicholas Monroe (USA) / Madison Brengle (USA) 4
3 Michael Venus (NZL) / Raluca Olaru (ROU) 5 vs Andre Sa (BRA) / Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 6
4 Rajeev Ram (USA) / Arina Rodionova (AUS) 61 vs Andre Begemann (GER) / Janette Husarova (SVK) 62
COURT 8 – 12:15 START
1 Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Florin Mergea (ROU) [9] 9 vs Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) / Guillermo Duran (ARG) 12
2 Alexander Peya (AUT) / Bruno Soares (BRA) [8] 33 vs Sergey Betov (BLR) / Aliaksandr Bury (BLR) 35
3 Lauren Davis (USA) / Kurumi Nara (JPN) 61 or Yafan Wang (CHN) / Kai-Lin Zhang (CHN) 62 vs
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) / Elena Vesnina (RUS) [2] 64

COURT 11 – 12:15 START
1 Michaella Krajicek (NED) / Barbora Strycova (CZE) [14] 41 vs
Vera Dushevina (RUS) / Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) 43
2 Lukasz Kubot (POL) / Max Mirnyi (BLR) 14 vs Marcel Granollers (ESP) / Marc Lopez (ESP) [6] 16
3 Jurgen Melzer (AUT) / Barbora Strycova (CZE) 21 vs Nick Kyrgios (AUS) / Madison Keys (USA) 22

COURT 16 – 12:15 START
1 Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) / Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) 62 vs Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) [2] 64
2 Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) / Alicja Rosolska (POL) 43 vs
Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 44
3 Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) / Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 11 vs Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) / Abigail Spears (USA) 12
4 Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) / Klaudia Jans-Ignacik (POL) 37 vs Scott Lipsky (USA) / Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) 38
COURT 17 – 12:15 START
1 Eric Butorac (USA) / Colin Fleming (GBR) 45 vs Vasek Pospisil (CAN) / Jack Sock (USA) [3] 48
2 Artem Sitak (NZL) / Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 27 vs Jonathan Marray (GBR) / Anna Smith (GBR) 28
3 Aisam Qureshi (PAK) / Vera Dushevina (RUS) 13 vs Ken Skupski (GBR) / Johanna Konta (GBR) 14
4 Eric Butorac (USA) / Katalin Marosi (HUN) 35 vs
Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) 36

MATCHES TO BE ARRANGED
1 Matthew Ebden (AUS) / James Ward (GBR) 37 or Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) / Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 38 vs
Daniel Nestor (CAN) / Leander Paes (IND) [11] 40
NOT BEFORE 17.00
2 Martina Hingis (SUI) / Sania Mirza (IND) [1] 1 vs Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) / Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 4
3 Neal Skupski (GBR) / Lisa Raymond (USA) 19 vs Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 20

 

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Dustin Brown Upsets Rafael Nadal in Second Round of Wimbledon

(July 2, 2015) Germany’s Dustin Brown had never been on Wimbledon’s famed Centre Court until Thursday and made the most of his opportunity when he upset two-time Wimbledon champion and 10th seed Rafael Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the third round of Wimbledon.

“I’m playing the first time on Centre Court,” Brown said. “It was awkward actually, I thought I was going to freak out a little bit.”

The 102nd ranked Brown, who had to qualify to play at the All-England Club, played the match of his life at a major gave Wimbledon the biggest shock of the tournament so far. Brown who was born in Germany to a German mother and Jamaican father, used his serve-and volley game to defeat a seed at a major for the first time in his career. He won 71 points serve-and-volley points, 49 points and the net and hit 58 winners.

Brown is now 2-0 against Nadal. The German defeated Nadal at a grass-court event at Halle last year 6-4, 6-1.

“I knew what the plan was because I played against him in Halle before,” Brown said. “Obviously he’s a great tennis player. Knowing that the grass might be a little slower than in Halle, obviously doing it over best‑of‑five sets is a different situation than doing it only best‑of‑three.”

“Well, the point is whatever I do is to take him out of his comfort zone.  If I would stay in the back and rally with him left, right, that would not be a very good match for me.  I know that.  Obviously I try to play my game.”

This was the first time that Spaniard has ever lost to a qualifier at a major. This is the fourth straight year that the 14-time major winner has fallen to a player ranked 100 or lower in the early rounds of Wimbledon – 2012 to No. 100 Lukas Rosol in the second round, 2013 to No. 135 Steve Darcis and 2014 to No 144 Nick Kyrgios.

“I cannot describe relationship with grass,” Nadal said in his post-match news conference.  “You know, when you love one thing, and even last couple of years I didn’t have the best relationship possible with them, going to be in my heart and in my memories forever the 2008 final.  That was probably one of the most important moments of my career, and was here, no?

“You know, at the end of the day, today I lost.  Don’t forget I played five finals here.  I don’t know how many players did that.”

“With my game, it makes him not play his game at all,” Brown said after the match. “He gets two balls, or he doesn’t get any balls, and he doesn’t get in a rhythm.”

“Being on grass, being with him on the court and having won the last match, it made me feel more comfortable,” Brown added. “It was easy for me to play my game against someone like him, because I had nothing to lose.”

“Obviously today is a bad moment for me,” Nadal said in press. “I need to accept. This kind of things, they happen. … It’s a sad moment for me, but life continues. My career too. I have to keep going, working more than ever.”

“Losing in Roland Garros, going straight to Stuttgart and Queen’s, then came here very early to prepare the tournament,” Nadal said.  “So I lost.  Sad today for that, obviously.

“But end of the day, that’s sport.  Good moments, bad moments.  Obviously today is a bad moment for me.  Just I need to accept these kind of things that can happen.  I did all my career.

“Keep going.  You know, it’s not the end.  Is a sad moment for me, as I said before.  But life continues.  My career, too.  I have to keep going and working more than ever to try to change that dynamic.”

“On this surface, when I go out there, obviously I’m confident that I can play my game,” Brown explained.  “But then I said, again, I lost the match against (Jerzy) Janowicz who started serving too good. I lost against Kei (Nishikori).  Obviously I am not unbeatable on this surface, but it comes more natural playing on this, especially with my type of game.

“Yeah, what other players think, no one has said anything to me obviously, but I know that I can play really well on this.  I’m looking forward to the next match.”

The 30-year-old Brown will play Viktor Troicki, the No. 22 seed next for a place in the fourth round.

 

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Federer, Murray and Kvitova Have Easy Wins to Move into Third Round at Wimbledon

 

(July 2, 2015) Roger Federer won his 75th match at Wimbledon while Andy Murray also won in straight sets to advance to the third round of Wimbledon on Thursday.

Roger Federer going for an eighth title at the All-England Club, defeated American Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. The Swiss is second behind Jimmy Connors (84) for most wins at Wimbledon in the Open Era.

The highlight of the match came when Federer hit a “tweener” lob over Querrey’s head leading 4-2 in the second set.

“It’s rare that it happens, so when you get them you’ve got to pull it off,” Federer said.

“It all happens very quickly.  I can’t put it on super slow and go, All right, what’s best?  ‘Cause I guess so many things shoot through your mind like, Well, what’s the score?  Is it 30‑Love?  Is it Love‑30?  Love‑30, I wouldn’t have hit a shot like that, no chance.  I probably would have adjusted, changed my grip and tried to hit a normal forehand or gone around and hit a normal backhand.

 

“What the situation was, I had the grip in hand.  It was an open grip, you know, one for a slice I would think, or one you scoop it.  But then I was like I feel better almost shuffling my feet and giving myself, with the right grip, without changing that anymore, to hitting a lob.

 

“Easiest way for me was somehow through the legs rather than coming to a complete standstill and then hitting a lob, which he would have seen where it was going to go.  Through the legs, you’re not sure if it’s going to come short or high.  I got lucky.  I hit it perfect.

 

“Yeah, I felt like there was a chance, legitimate chance, to win the point.  And it was fun.  It just happened to be the right thing.  I picked the right side.  Like I said, I got lucky also to be there.”

 

Third seed Murray is making a bid for his second Wimbledon title made easy work of Robin Haase 6-1, 6-1, 6-4,.

 

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall was given one of Murray’s wristbands at the end of the by Richard Lewis, the chief executive officer of The Championships who caught the wrists bands.

 

“I heard that she was coming today,” Murray said.  “I saw her briefly after the match.

 

“But the wristband actually hit the chairman of Wimbledon.  He was there with her.  Normally you see who catches it.  Then the Duchess opened up her bag and my wristband was in there, so he obviously had given it to her.”

 

Another former champion had an easy day on Thursday and that was defending champion Petra Kvitova. She dismantled Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-2, 6-0. The world No. 2 has dropped only three games in the tournament.

 

“It wasn’t really easy,” Kvitova said.  “I mean, of course, the score look very easy.  But few games which we play was really close.

 

“I’m just glad that I won.  That’s important, you know, counting is the last point.  I still have a lot of space where I can improve for the next match. That’s a good sign, as well.

 

“Of course, the next match will be tough again, and tougher and tougher, if I’m going to stay in the tournament.  I have to be prepared for everything.”

 

There were upsets on the Ladies’ side of the draw on day four of Wimbledon. Eighth seed Ekaterina Makarova lost to Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-2, 7-5, Svetlana Kuznetsova lost 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Kristyna Pliskova,  No.17 seed Elina Svitolina fell to Casey Dellacqua, 7-6(3), 6-3,  and No.25 seed Alizé Cornet was osted by Belarusian qualifier Olga Govortsova, 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-1.

Seeded winners on the day included: No.5 seed Caroline Wozniacki, No.10 seed Angelique Kerber, No.13 seed Agnieszka Radwanska, No.15 seed Timea Bacsinszky, No.18 seed Sabine Lisicki, No.20 seed Garbiñe Muguruza, No.21 seed Madison Keys, No.28 seed Jelena Jankovic and No.31 seed Camila Giorgi.

 


Ladies’ Singles – Second Round

(2) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Kurumi Nara (JPN) 62 60
(5) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Denisa Allertova (CZE) 61 76(6)
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d. (8) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 62 75
(10) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 75 62
(13) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 60 62
(15) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 62 61
Casey Dellacqua (AUS) d. (17) Elina Svitolina (UKR) 76(3) 63
(18) Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. Christina McHale (USA) 26 75 61
(20) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) d. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 63 46 62
(21) Madison Keys (USA) d. Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) 64 64
(Q) Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. (25) Alize Cornet (FRA) 76(6) 26 61
Krystina Pliskova (CZE) d. (26) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 36 63 64
(28) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 67(4) 61 63
(31) Camila Giorgi (ITA) d. Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 60 76(5)
Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Jana Cepelova (SVK) 63 63
Tatjana Maria (GER) d (Q) Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) 16 62 108

Gentlemen’s Singles – Second Round

[2] Roger Federer (SUI) d. Sam Querrey (USA) 64 62 62
[3] Andy Murray (GBR) d. Robin Haase (NED) 61 61 64
[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 61 64 64
Dustin Brown (GER) d. [10] Rafael Nadal (ESP) 75 36 64 64
[12] Gilles Simon (FRA) d. Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 61 61 67(5) 61
[13] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 63 64 64
Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) d. [15] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 75 36 63 26 64
[18] Gael Monfils (FRA) d. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 76(5) 63 75
[20] Roberto Bautista-Agut (ESP) d. Benoit Paire (FRA) 26 46 63 63 63
[22] Viktor Troicki (SRB) d. Aljaz Bedene (GBR) 64 36 62 64
[23] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) d. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 57 63 64 67(4) 13-11
[25] Andreas Seppi (ITA) d. Borna Coric (CRO) 46 64 67(3) 61 61
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) d. [30] Fabio Fognini (ITA) 63 64 16 63
James Ward (GBR) d. Jiri Vesely (CZE) 62 76(4) 36 63
Pablo Andujar (ESP) d. Lukas Rosol (CZE) 64 16 46 76(4) 64
Sam Groth (AUS) d. James Duckworth (AUS) 75 64 76(6)

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Wimbledon Order of Play for July 2, 2015

Wimbledontrophies

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
INTENDED ORDER OF PLAY FOR THURSDAY 2 JULY

CENTRE COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START
1 Christina McHale (USA) 86 vs Sabine Lisicki (GER) [18] 88
2 Sam Querrey (USA) 125 vs Roger Federer (SUI) [2] 128
3 Dustin Brown (GER) 77 vs Rafael Nadal (ESP) [10] 80
No.1 COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START
1 Robin Haase (NED) 93 vs Andy Murray (GBR) [3] 96
2 Kurumi Nara (JPN) 126 vs Petra Kvitova (CZE) [2] 128
3 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [13] 81 vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 84
No.2 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 James Ward (GBR) 66 vs Jiri Vesely (CZE) 67
2 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [13] 113 vs Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 115
3 Tomas Berdych (CZE) [6] 97 vs Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 100
No.3 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [8] 97 vs Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 100
2 Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 110 vs Gilles Simon (FRA) [12] 112
3 Gael Monfils (FRA) [18] 105 vs Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 107
COURT 12 – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [5] 65 vs Denisa Allertova (CZE) 68
2 Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 69 vs Fabio Fognini (ITA) [30] 72
3 Viktor Troicki (SRB) [22] 73 vs Aljaz Bedene (GBR) 76
COURT 18 – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 77 vs Angelique Kerber (GER) [10] 80
2 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [15] 81 vs Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 84
3 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) [28] 121 vs Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 123
4 Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 85 vs Ivo Karlovic (CRO) [23] 88
COURT 5 – 11:30 START
1 Vera Dushevina (RUS) / Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) 43 vs
Klara Koukalova (CZE) / Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 44
2 Sergey Betov (BLR) / Alexander Bury (BLR) 35 vs Edward Corrie (GBR) / Kyle Edmund (GBR) 36
3 Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 21 vs Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) / Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) 22
COURT 6 – 11:30 START
1 Gilles Muller (LUX) / Aisam Qureshi (PAK) 27 vs Benjamin Becker (GER) / Roberto Maytin (VEN) 28
2 Chen Liang (CHN) / Raluca Olaru (ROU) 53 vs Belinda Bencic (SUI) / Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 54
3 Magda Linette (POL) / Mandy Minella (LUX) 47 vs Timea Babos (HUN) / Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [4] 48
4 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / Malek Jaziri (TUN) 50 vs Marcus Daniell (NZL) / Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) 51
COURT 7 – 11:30 START
1 Garbine Muguruza (ESP) [20] 73 vs Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 75
2 Andreas Seppi (ITA) [25] 89 vs Borna Coric (CRO) 92
3 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [26] 89 vs Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 91
4 Matthew Ebden (AUS) / James Ward (GBR) 37 vs Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) / Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 38
COURT 8 – 11:30 START
1 Benoit Paire (FRA) 117 vs Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) [20] 120
2 Madison Keys (USA) [21] 105 vs Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) 108
3 Lukas Rosol (CZE) 102 vs Pablo Andujar (ESP) 103

COURT 9 – 11:30 START
1 Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) / Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) 5 vs Marina Erakovic (NZL) / Heather Watson (GBR) 6
2 Leonardo Mayer (ARG) / Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (ARG) 63 vs Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) [2] 64
3 Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) / Flavia Pennetta (ITA) [7] 33 vs Elena Bogdan (ROU) / Simona Halep (ROU) 34
4 Jonathan Erlich (ISR) / Philipp Petzschner (GER) 54 vs Treat Huey (PHI) / Scott Lipsky (USA) 55
COURT 10 – 11:30 START
1 Radu Albot (MDA) / Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 61 vs Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) / Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) 62
2 Juan-Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL) [16] 57 vs Chris Guccione (AUS) / Andre Sa (BRA) 58
3 Alize Cornet (FRA) / Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 15 vs Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE) [8] 16
COURT 11 – 11:30 START
1 Olga Govortsova (BLR) 102 vs Alize Cornet (FRA) [25] 104
2 Tatjana Maria (GER) 109 vs Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) 111
3 Monica Niculescu (ROU) 94 vs Jana Cepelova (SVK) 95
4 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) / Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 37 vs
Madison Brengle (USA) / Tatjana Maria (GER) 38

COURT 14 – 11:30 START
1 Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) / Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 23 vs Marin Draganja (CRO) / Henri Kontinen (FIN) [15] 24
2 Jamie Murray (GBR) / John Peers (AUS) [13] 41 vs Luke Bambridge (GBR) / Liam Broady (GBR) 42
3 Varvara Lepchenko (USA) / Christina McHale (USA) 21 vs
Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) / Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 22

COURT 16 – 11:30 START
1 Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 69 vs Camila Giorgi (ITA) [31] 72
2 Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [15] 113 vs Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 115
3 Ken Skupski (GBR) / Neal Skupski (GBR) 31 vs Marcin Matkowski (POL) / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) [7] 32
COURT 17 – 11:30 START
1 Samuel Groth (AUS) 122 vs James Duckworth (AUS) 124
2 Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 118 vs Elina Svitolina (UKR) [17] 120
3 Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) [1] 1 vs Gero Kretschmer (GER) / Alexander Satschko (GER) 2
COURT 19 – 11:30 START
1 Dominic Inglot (GBR) / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 29 vs
Rameez Junaid (AUS) / Adil Shamasdin (CAN) 30
2 Santiago Giraldo (COL) / Joao Sousa (POR) 5 vs Mate Pavic (CRO) / Michael Venus (NZL) 6
3 Andrea Petkovic (GER) / Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 55 vs
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [11] 56

MATCHES TO BE ARRANGED
NOT BEFORE 17.00
1 Johanna Konta (GBR) / Maria Sanchez (USA) 26 vs Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 28
2 Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) / Arina Rodionova (AUS) [15] 57 vs
Mona Barthel (GER) / Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) 60
3 Darija Jurak (CRO) / Ana Konjuh (CRO) 29 vs Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) / Abigail Spears (USA) [5] 32
NOT BEFORE 18.00
4 Lauren Davis (USA) / Kurumi Nara (JPN) 61 vs Yafan Wang (CHN) / Kai-Lin Zhang (CHN) 62

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Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams Beat Opponents and the Heat to Advance at Wimbledon

(July 1, 2015) Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams beat their respective opponents as well as the record-setting heat at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Djokovic defeated Jarkko Nieminen 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to reach the third round. The Finn, Nieminen is retiring at the end of the year, so this was his final match at Wimbledon.

“He’s been around for so many years,” Djokovic said. “A very, very nice guy, one of the nicest guys off the court.”

“I would rate probably around 7 or 8,” the Serb said about his play on court.  “I think very solid performance.  I’ve done just enough to win in straight sets.

“He started off very well, very aggressive, winners in the first couple games. Well, I managed to stay calm and, you know, believe I can come back.  That’s what I’ve done.

“I think the crucial turning point was the 10th game of the first set when I won the set and I started playing more freely.

“You know, I thought I had the match under control and everything was fine.

Serena Williams beat Timea Babos 6-4, 6-1 for her 23rd straight Grand Slam match win.

“I hope I’m not playing my best, Williams said. “I have a lot of room to improve.”

She’ll take on Britain’s top player Heather Watson in the third round.

“Serena’s a great player,” Watson said. “She’s an amazing athlete, a great champion.  She’s always the one to watch.  She’s always the favorite for every tournament she plays.

“So I think she’s the one to beat in tournaments like this.  She’s probably the toughest opponent.”

“I’ve seen her around the locker room, “Williams said. “She’s always smiling, she seems to be so super sweet”

“I know Venus has played her before. I’ve watched that match a few times. I feel like she does really well on grass – she’s played well in Eastbourne. And she had a really good win today.

“I know it’s not going to be easy for me. She has nothing to lose. She’s going forward.”

“I’ve been used to playing against a lot of local people. It doesn’t matter what country it’s in. Hopefully that experience will help me a little bit. But the home court will probably help her a little bit.”

Sister Venus won her 75 match at Wimbledon with a 7-6(5), 6-4 victory over Yulia Putintseva. The 16th seed stands alone at third on the list behind Martina Navratilova at 120 and Chris Evert at 96. Steffi Graf and Serena Williams have 74 wins.

It was a record setting day of high temperatures at the All- England Club with the temperature reaching 96.26 degrees Fahrenheit, the warmest temperature ever recording during a Wimbledon fortnight. The heat caused havoc for ball people, fans and players alike. Players used towels during changeovers.

A ballboy collapsed, Bernard Tomic needed treatment and some fans needed treatment for heat-related illnesses.

“I was very dizzy out there,” Tomic said. “I didn’t sleep well yesterday and the day before.  Probably getting three or four hours of sleep.  I was fatigued and starting to get dizzy out there with the heat hitting me.

“It was tough, so I had to slow things down. I had to catch my breath.”

High seeds who were ousted on Wednesday included fifth seed Kei Nishikori who withdrew from the tournament with a left calf injury and No. 7 Ana Ivanovic who lost to U.S. qualifier, 158th-ranked Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3, 6-4.

For Nishikori it was an injury from when he competed in Halle two weeks ago, “Got better before the first match, you know, last week,” he said. I thought it was really going to be okay.  But last match in fifth set I was hurting too much.”

“I try this two days, and warmup today.  But it was hurting, you know, just walking and running, so I decide not to play today.”

Nishikori said it was very disappointing, “Especially it’s Grand Slam.  I thought I was playing well on grass.  So very unfortunate to lose this chance.

“But, you know, I try to keep it up.  Hopefully I can do well in the U.S. series.

2004 champion Maria Sharapova defeated Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp 6-3, 6-1.

Asked about how she held up in the heat, she said: “It’s much warmer in my hometown of Long Boat Key, Florida.  There’s some cloud coverage.  I think I’ve trained quite long in the heat over there.

“I think just the preparation of understanding it’s going to be warm, not going for too much because you want to make the points quicker than normal because of the heat, just being a little bit smarter out there is the most important.”

Reigning French Open champion and No. 4 Stan Wawrinka defeated Victor Estrella Burgos 6-3, 6-4, 7-5.

In the battle royaleof the day on the men’s side, U. S. Open champion and No. 9 Marin Cilic defeated No 90 Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-5.

“I would say that the match was very, very high quality match,” Cilic said.  “I think Ricardas was playing extremely well. Even after I broke him in the first set, I think he was playing really, really good until the end of the match, and there was, of course, very difficult to find some openings.

“I’m, you know, just really glad that I won and that the most positive things from today are that I was serving really, really well and, you know, I was staying mentally in the match.

“I saved a couple of break points end of the fifth, and, you know, just I think nerves got to Ricardas at the end, and that, I think, decided a little bit.”

In a battle of tall men, Cilic plays 17th seed John Isner next.

“We have played several times,” said the Croatian. “I think the only time we have played at the Grand Slam was in Australia.  It was very long match.

“With John, it’s always difficult, you know, couple balls are going to decide.  And especially here on grass, I don’t think there will be too much rallies, and, you know, it’s gonna be important who has more concentration and who’s delivering, you know, better shots at critical moments.”

 

Wimbledon Singles Results for July 1, 2015

Men’s Singles Second round

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) d. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 64 62 63
[4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) d. Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) 63 64 75
Santiago Giraldo (COL) d. [5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) W/O (left calf)
[7] Milos Raonic (CAN) d. Tommy Haas (GER) 60 62 67(5) 76(4)
[9] Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 63 46 76(6) 46 75
[11] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) d. Steve Johnson (USA) 76(8) 62 76(2)
[14] Kevin Anderson (RSA) d. Marsel Ilhan (TUR) 67(5) 76(6) 64 64
[16] David Goffin (BEL) d. Liam Broady (GBR) 76(3) 61 61
[17] John Isner (USA) d. Matthew Ebden (AUS) 62 76(8) 64
[21] Richard Gasquet (FRA) d. Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 60 63 63
[24] Leonardo Mayer (ARG) d. Marcel Granollers (ESP) 63 76(4) 63
[26] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) d. Juan Monaco (ARG) 76(5) 63 64
[27] Bernard Tomic (AUS) d. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 76(3) 64 76(5)
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) d. [32] Dominic Thiem (AUT) 57 64 57 63 64
Denis Kudla (USA) d. Alexander Zverev (GER) 63 36 76(2) 64
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) d. John Millman (AUS) 67(5) 26 63 62 64

Women’s
Singles – Second Round

(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Timea Babos (HUN) 64 61
(4) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (Q) Richel Hogenkamp (NED) 63 61
(6) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. (Q) Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 62 63
(Q) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. (7) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 63 64
CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) d. (11) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 76(5) 64
(14) Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) 63 61
(16) Venus Williams (USA) d. Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 76(5) 64
Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) d. (19) Sara Errani (ITA) 63 67(2) 62
(22) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 63 64
(23) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 63 63
(29) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 75 67(4) 75
(30) Belinda Bencic (SUI) d. Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 75 46 60
Heather Watson (GBR) d. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 64 62
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. (WC) Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 64 75
Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. (Q) Aliaksandra Sasnovic (BLR) 75 61
Sloane Stephens (USA) d. Lauren Davis (USA) 64 64

Women’s
Singles – First Round (delayed fromTuesday)
(21) Madison Keys (USA) d. Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 67(6) 63 64
Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) d. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 36 76(8) 108 (saved 1mp)

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Wimbledon Order of Play for July 1, 2015

Wimbledontrophies

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
INTENDED ORDER OF PLAY FOR WEDNESDAY 1 JULY

CENTRE COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START
1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] 1 vs Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 3
2 Santiago Giraldo (COL) 30 vs Kei Nishikori (JPN) [5] 32
3 Serena Williams (USA) [1] 1 vs Timea Babos (HUN) 3
No.1 COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START
1 Tommy Haas (GER) 62 vs Milos Raonic (CAN) [7] 64
2 Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 5 vs Heather Watson (GBR) 7
3 Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [4] 33 vs Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) 35
No.2 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [11] 49 vs Steve Johnson (USA) 52
2 Maria Sharapova (RUS) [4] 33 vs Richel Hogenkamp (NED) 35
3 Marsel Ilhan (TUR) 13 vs Kevin Anderson (RSA) [14] 16
4 Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 14 vs Venus Williams (USA) [16] 16
No.3 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Liam Broady (GBR) 45 vs David Goffin (BEL) [16] 48
NOT BEFORE 12.30
2 Madison Keys (USA) [21] 105 vs Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 106 T/F 6/7(6) 6/3 2/2
3 Marin Cilic (CRO) [9] 17 vs Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 20
4 Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 30 vs Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [7] 32
COURT 12 – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Urszula Radwanska (POL) 54 vs Samantha Stosur (AUS) [22] 56
2 John Millman (AUS) 42 vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 44
3 Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) 45 vs Andrea Petkovic (GER) [14] 48
4 Sara Errani (ITA) [19] 9 vs Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 11
COURT 18 – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 5 vs Bernard Tomic (AUS) [27] 8
2 Nick Kyrgios (AUS) [26] 57 vs Juan Monaco (ARG) 59
3 Belinda Bencic (SUI) [30] 25 vs Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 28
4 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 21 vs Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [23] 24
COURT 4 – 11:30 START
1 Nicholas Monroe (USA) / Artem Sitak (NZL) 43 vs Dustin Brown (GER) / Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 44
2 Julia Goerges (GER) / Carina Witthoeft (GER) 27 vs Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) / Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 28
3 Adrian Mannarino (FRA) / Lucas Pouille (FRA) 13 vs Lukasz Kubot (POL) / Max Mirnyi (BLR) 14
COURT 5 – 11:30 START
1 Misaki Doi (JPN) / Stephanie Vogt (LIE) 25 vs Johanna Konta (GBR) / Maria Sanchez (USA) 26
NOT BEFORE 12.30
2 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) / Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE) 59 vs Mona Barthel (GER) / Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) 60
3 Karin Knapp (ITA) / Roberta Vinci (ITA) 13 vs Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) / Nicole Melichar (USA) 14
4 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) / Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 45 vs Monica Niculescu (ROU) / Olga Savchuk (UKR) 46
COURT 6 – 11:30 START
1 Dusan Lajovic (SRB) / Viktor Troicki (SRB) 39 vs Daniel Nestor (CAN) / Leander Paes (IND) [11] 40
NOT BEFORE 13.00
2 Radek Stepanek (CZE) / Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 11 vs Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) / Guillermo Duran (ARG) 12
3Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) / Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 7 vs
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) / Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) [16] 8
COURT 7 – 11:30 START
1 Michaella Krajicek (NED) / Barbora Strycova (CZE) [14] 41 vs
Shuko Aoyama (JPN) / Renata Voracova (CZE) 42
2 Marcus Daniell (NZL) / Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) 51 vs Robin Haase (NED) / Benoit Paire (FRA) 52
3 Madison Keys (USA) / Laura Robson (GBR) 63 vs Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) / Elena Vesnina (RUS) [2] 64
COURT 8 – 11:30 START
1 Klaudia Jans-Ignacik (POL) / Andreja Klepac (SLO) 3 vs
Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) / Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 4
2 Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 42 vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 44
3 Denis Kudla (USA) 26 vs Alexander Zverev (GER) 28
4 Sloane Stephens (USA) 58 vs Lauren Davis (USA) 60
COURT 9 – 11:30 START
1 Treat Huey (PHI) / Scott Lipsky (USA) 55 vs Pablo Cuevas (URU) / David Marrero (ESP) [12] 56
2 Cara Black (ZIM) / Lisa Raymond (USA) 51 vs Johanna Larsson (SWE) / Petra Martic (CRO) 52
3 Jana Cepelova (SVK) / Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 19 vs Jocelyn Rae (GBR) / Anna Smith (GBR) 20
4 Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) / Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 23 vs Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) / Jie Zheng (CHN) [13] 24
COURT 10 – 11:30 START
1 Jonathan Marray (GBR) / Frederik Nielsen (DEN) 59 vs Fabrice Martin (FRA) / Purav Raja (IND) 60
2 Garbine Muguruza (ESP) / Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) [6] 49 vs
Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) / Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 50
3 Eric Butorac (USA) / Colin Fleming (GBR) 45 vs Frantisek Cermak (CZE) / Philipp Oswald (AUT) 46
COURT 11 – 11:30 START
1 Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) / Arina Rodionova (AUS) [15] 57 vs
Irina Falconi (USA) / Daria Gavrilova (AUS) 58
NOT BEFORE 12.30
2 Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 107 vs Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) 108 T/F 6/3 6/7(6) 1/1
NOT BEFORE 13.00
3 Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA) [5] 49 vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / Malek Jaziri (TUN) 50
4 Alexander Peya (AUT) / Bruno Soares (BRA) [8] 33 vs
Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) / Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 34

COURT 14 – 11:30 START
1 Tereza Smitkova (CZE) / Yi-Fan Xu (CHN) 39 vs Caroline Garcia (FRA) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) [10] 40
NOT BEFORE 12.30
2 Pablo Andujar (ESP) / Oliver Marach (AUT) 7 vs Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Rajeev Ram (USA) [14] 8
3 Steve Johnson (USA) / Sam Querrey (USA) 3 vs Aljaz Bedene (GBR) / Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 4
COURT 16 – 11:30 START
1 Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 53 vs Richard Gasquet (FRA) [21] 56
2 Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 38 vs Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) [29] 40
3 Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 38 vs Dominic Thiem (AUT) [32] 40
COURT 17 – 11:30 START
1 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) [11] 49 vs Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 51
2 Matthew Ebden (AUS) 21 vs John Isner (USA) [17] 24
3 Leonardo Mayer (ARG) [24] 9 vs Marcel Granollers (ESP) 12
4 Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 18 vs Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 20
COURT 19 – 11:30 START
1 Kiki Bertens (NED) / Alison Riske (USA) 31 vs Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) / Abigail Spears (USA) [5] 32
2 Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) / Horia Tecau (ROU) [4] 17 vs Martin Klizan (SVK) / Lukas Rosol (CZE) 18
3 Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) / Nicolas Mahut (FRA) [10] 25 vs
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) / Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) 26

MATCHES TO BE ARRANGED
NOT BEFORE 17.00
1 Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 61 vs Lucie Safarova (CZE) [6] 64
2 Martina Hingis (SUI) / Sania Mirza (IND) [1] 1 vs Zarina Diyas (KAZ) / Saisai Zheng (CHN) 2

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Halep, Bouchard Beaten, Williams Sisters Withdraw from Doubles

(June 30, 2015) On Tuesday the Williams sisters pulled out of women’s doubles at Wimbledon. In a statement, Serena’s official reason for the withdrawal was “soreness”

“Following yesterday’s match, I feel it would be best for me to concentrate on singles here at Wimbledon, and as a result, have made the decision to withdraw from doubles,” Serena said in a statement. “I’ve always loved playing doubles with Venus, particularly here at Wimbledon where we’ve had so much success over the years, and so I’m really sorry to have to withdraw this year.”

Serena and Venus both won opening round singles matches on Monday. World No. 1 Serena is seeking her fourth straight major in a row for a second “Serena Slam” and is attempting to win the third leg of a traditional Grand Slam.

Misaki Doi and Stephanie Vogt replaced the Williams sisters in the draw.

The biggest upset of the tournament took place on Tuesday when third seed Simona Halep lost to No. 106th ranked Jana Cepelova 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.

Halep was treated for a lost toenail in the first set.

“I knew it would be a difficult tournament for me,” said Halep whose has been suffering from some poor results recently. “But I didn’t expect to lose in first round.” Last year the Romanian reached the semifinals at the All-England Club.

“To be honest, I have no reaction because, like I said at my first press conference on the weekend, I had no expectations for this tournament. And now here I am,” she said. “I knew that it would be a difficult tournament for me, but yeah, I didn’t expect to lose in the first round. But she played good tennis today. She was fighting until the end, and she was playing aggressively when she could.

“Life is not always good, but I have enough power to go ahead and just think about what I have to do to do better, and just get the good feeling back on court during my matches. I just have to work hard.”

Halep’s Opponent in last year’s Wimbledon semifinal was also ousted on Tuesday. Eugenie Bouchard, lost her 12th match out of the last 14, beaten by Chinese qualifier Duan Ying-Ying, ranked 117th 7-6 (3), 6-4.

“It’s been a huge learning process to have great results and then have, you know, so much attention, then have bad results,” Bouchard said. “Just learning about the ups and downs of life and tennis, how things won’t always go perfectly, like I expect them to. I’m always trying to keep the belief and stay true to myself and do what I need to do to become as good as I know I can be. So it’s really just been kind of eye-opening, a learning experience,” she added, resting her chin on her right hand, then added with a laugh: “But I’m good for the learning experience to be over now.”

Bouchard has been suffering from an abdominal tear which limited her practice.

“Probably wouldn’t have been smart to play here, but I couldn’t pass on Wimbledon,” said Bouchard. “In my head, it was no question I was going to play, even though I was advised not to. It’s just the way I am. It’s so hard to be forced not to play tennis, especially at Wimbledon.”

“So I did kind of minimal preparation to save myself for this match.”

The loss will put Bouchard out of the Top 20.

WIMBLEDON – WIMBLEDON, LONDON, GBR
GRAND SLAM – £26,750,000
29 JUNE – 12 JULY 2015

RESULTS – JUNE 29, 2015
Women’s
Singles – First Round

(2) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Kiki Bertens (BED) 61 60
Jana Cepelova (SVK) d. (3) Simona Halep (ROU) 57 64 63
(5) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Saisai Zheng (CHN) 75 60
(8) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. (Q) Sachia Vickery (USA) 62 64
(10) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Carina Witthoeft (GER) 60 60
(Q) Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) d. (12) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 76(3) 64
(13) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 63 62
(15) Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) d. Julia Goerges (GER) 62 75
(17) Elina Svitolina (UKR) d. Misaki Doi (JPN) 36 63 62
(18) Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 75 64
(20) Garbine Muguruza (ESP) d. Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 64 61
(21) Madison Keys (USA) vs. Stefanie Boegele (SUI) 67(3) 63 22 (Suspended: darkness)
(25) Alize Cornet (FRA) d. Ana Konjuh (CRO) 62 62
(26) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. (Q) Laura Siegemund (GER) 63 64
(28) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 64 36 108
(31) Camila Giorgi (ITA) d. Teliana Pereira (BRA) 76(4) 63
Heather Watson (GBR) d. (32) Caroline Garcia (FRA) 16 63 86 (Saved 3mp)
Denisa Allertova (CZE) d. Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 62 46 63
Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) d. Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 64 62
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) d. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 75 67(5) 75
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Mona Barthel (GER) 67(3) 76(4) 62 (Saved 1mp)
Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d. Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL) 26 62 75
Christina McHale (USA) d. Johanna Larsson (SWE) 63 62
Krystina Pliskova (CZE) d. Tereza Smitkova (CZE) 36 75 75
Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Monica Puig 57 63 61
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d. Karin Knapp (ITA) 76(6) 30 retired (Right ankle injury)
(Q) Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. Andreea Mitu (ROU) 61 61
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) vs. Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) 62 67(6) 11 (Suspended: darkness)
Tatjana Maria (GER) d. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 76(2) 75
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) d. Klara Koukalova (CZE) 63 64
Casey Dellacqua (AUS) d. (Q) Tamira Paszek (AUT) 62 62
Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) d. (WC) Laura Robson (GBR) 64 64
Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. Magda Linette (POL) 36 63 43 retired (Left thigh injury)

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Former Champions Federer, Murray, Nadal and Kvitova Post First Round Victories at Wimbledon

(June 30, 2015) Former Wimbledon champions Petra Kvitova Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray all won their opening matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday in straight sets.

Defending Ladies’ champion Kvitova by tradition had the honor of playing the first match on Centre Court on the second day. She totally dominated Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-0 in a mere 35 minutes, losing only one point on her serve.

“I have to say sorry to them,” she said about the fans and the quick match. Unfortunately maybe for people was a little bit quicker.  My parents came.  The first 35 minutes, I have to say sorry to them.

“I think they are happy anyway.”

“I’m glad how I played today.  I don’t think I need any more, like, practice today.  I have a practice tomorrow.  I think it’s just fine.  To relax again after the sickness I had, it’s still in a good way.”

 

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Federer, making his 63 straight major, also made quick work over Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia 6-1, 6-3, 6-3. The Swiss needed only 68 minutes.

“I was happy I played aggressive,” he said. “I must say I’m very happy, always, to win like that.”

“Somehow the streak is still alive and I’m also very proud of the fact that I never retired from a match once it started,” he said. “Those two stats I care about and hope I can keep them up for the remainder of my career.”

 

Two-time champion and 10th seed Nadal moved past Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.

“Here the feeling in Wimbledon is so special, and playing on grass, too,” Nadal said. “So always is very emotional when you hit some good shots in this beautiful club.”

“I think I played okay; played well, played solid,” said Nadal. “I am a little bit more confident now than I was few months ago. [It’s] just day by day for me. Obviously victories help.”

2013 Wimbledon winner Andy Murray defeated Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4, 7-6(3), 6-4

“I didn’t necessarily feel nervy,” said Murray about the match. “I lost my serve a bit in the end of that second set. There was a period where I missed like 10 or 12 first serves in a row and let him back into it there. Then he played some really good stuff at times and was going for his shots. I found it difficult to play aggressive tennis out there.”

Other men’s winners on the day were No. 13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 20 Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 22 Viktor Troicki, No. 23 Ivo Karlovic, No. 25 Andreas Seppi and No. 30 Fabio Fognini.

Wimbledon – Gentlemen’s Singles Results for June 30, 2015

[2] Roger Federer (SUI) d. Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 61 63 63
[3] Andy Murray (GBR) d. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 64 76(3) 64
[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 62 67(8) 76(3) 76(5)
[10] Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 64 62 64
[12] Gilles Simon (FRA) d. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 64 64 75
[13] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d. Gilles Muller (LUX) 76(8) 67(3) 64 36 62
[15] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) d. Steve Darcis (BEL) 62 76(4) 64
[18] Gael Monfils (FRA) d. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 64 64 75
[20] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) d. Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 61 63 76(6)
[22] Viktor Troicki (SRB) d. Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 61 64 36 63
[23] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) d. Elias Ymer (SWE) 67(2) 62 64 76(2)
[25] Andreas Seppi (ITA) d. Brydan Klein (GBR) 63 62 62
Pablo Andujar (ESP) d. [29] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 36 64 36 75 64
[30] Fabio Fognini (ITA) d. Tim Smyczek (USA) 64 63 62
Sam Groth (AUS) d. [31] Jack Sock (USA) 63 36 63 63
Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) d. Kyle Edmund (GBR) 76(4) 61 62
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) d. Denis Istomin (UZB) 62 62 32 Ret.
Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 76(2) 63 76(4)
Robin Haase (NED) d. Alejandro Falla (COL) 62 36 64 62
Aljaz Bedene (SLO) d. Radek Stepanek (CZE) 75 16 46 63 64
Dustin Brown (GER) d. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 36 63 75 64
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) d. Michael Berrer (GER) 67(4) 60 64 61
Borna Coric (CRO) d. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 46 76(5) 62 16 97
James Duckworth (AUS) d. Malek Jaziri (TUN) 76(2) 62 36 36 75
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) d. Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 76(4) 64 36 75
Jiri Vesely (CZE) d. Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 76(7) 76(6) 64
Benoit Paire (FRA) d. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 64 64 63
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) d. Vincent Millot (FRA) 76(2) 36 67(4) 76(4) 63
Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) d. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 64 76(3) 62
James Ward (GBR) d. Luca Vanni (ITA) 67(4) 62 64 63
Sam Querrey (USA) d. Igor Sijsling (NED) 75 63 64

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Wimbledon Order of Play for June 30, 2015

Wimbledontrophies

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
INTENDED ORDER OF PLAY FOR TUESDAY 30 JUNE

CENTRE COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START
1 Kiki Bertens (NED) 127 vs Petra Kvitova (CZE) [2] 128
2 Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 127 vs Roger Federer (SUI) [2] 128
3 Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 95 vs Andy Murray (GBR) [3] 96

No.1 COURT – SHOW COURT – 13:00 START
1 Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 79 vs Rafael Nadal (ESP) [10] 80
2 Jana Cepelova (SVK) 95 vs Simona Halep (ROU) [3] 96
3 Tomas Berdych (CZE) [6] 97 vs Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 98

No.2 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [13] 81 vs Gilles Muller (LUX) 82
2 Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 111 vs Gilles Simon (FRA) [12] 112
3 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [8] 97 vs Sachia Vickery (USA) 98
4 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [5] 65 vs Saisai Zheng (CHN) 66

No.3 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 85 vs Kyle Edmund (GBR) 86
2 Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 123 vs Laura Robson (GBR) 124
3 Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) 111 vs Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) [12] 112
4 Gael Monfils (FRA) [18] 105 vs Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 106

COURT 12 – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Elias Ymer (SWE) 87 vs Ivo Karlovic (CRO) [23] 88
2 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [13] 113 vs Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 114
3 Luca Vanni (ITA) 65 vs James Ward (GBR) 66
4 Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 87 vs Sabine Lisicki (GER) [18] 88

COURT 18 – SHOW COURT – 11:30 START
1 Carina Witthoeft (GER) 79 vs Angelique Kerber (GER) [10] 80
2 Andreas Seppi (ITA) [25] 89 vs Brydan Klein (GBR) 90
3 Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [15] 113 vs Steve Darcis (BEL) 114
4 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [26] 89 vs Laura Siegemund (GER) 90

COURT 4 – 11:30 START
1 Mateusz Kowalczyk (POL) / Igor Zelenay (SVK) 15 vs Marcel Granollers (ESP) / Marc Lopez (ESP) [6] 16
2 Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) / Joao Souza (BRA) 19 vs Andre Begemann (GER) / Julian Knowle (AUT) 20
3 Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 69 vs Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 70
4 Andreea Mitu (ROU) 101 vs Olga Govortsova (BLR) 102

COURT 5 – 11:30 START
1 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 77 vs Mona Barthel (GER) 78
2 Sam Querrey (USA) 125 vs Igor Sijsling (NED) 126
3 Pablo Andujar (ESP) 103 vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) [29] 104
4 Karin Knapp (ITA) 99 vs Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 100

COURT 6 – 11:30 START
1 Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 119 vs Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) [20] 120
2 Viktor Troicki (SRB) [22] 73 vs Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 74
3 Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 91 vs Tereza Smitkova (CZE) 92
4 Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 67 vs Denisa Allertova (CZE) 68

COURT 7 – 11:30 START
1 Misaki Doi (JPN) 119 vs Elina Svitolina (UKR) [17] 120
2 Denis Istomin (UZB) 83 vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 84
3 Robin Haase (NED) 93 vs Alejandro Falla (COL) 94
4 Johanna Larsson (SWE) 85 vs Christina McHale (USA) 86

COURT 8 – 11:30 START
1 Magda Linette (POL) 125 vs Kurumi Nara (JPN) 126
2 Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 109 vs Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 110
3 Radek Stepanek (CZE) 75 vs Aljaz Bedene (GBR) 76

COURT 9 – 11:30 START
1 Dustin Brown (GER) 77 vs Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 78
2 Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) / Samantha Stosur (AUS) 11 vs Janette Husarova (SVK) / Paula Kania (POL) 12
3 Monica Puig (PUR) 93 vs Monica Niculescu (ROU) 94
4 Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 107 vs Michael Berrer (GER) 108

COURT 10 – 11:30 START
1 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 75 vs Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 76
2 Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 91 vs Borna Coric (CRO) 92
3 Jiri Vesely (CZE) 67 vs Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 68
4 Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL) 83 vs Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 84

COURT 11 – 11:30 START
1 Benoit Paire (FRA) 117 vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 118
2 Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 69 vs Vincent Millot (FRA) 70
3 Tatjana Maria (GER) 109 vs Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 110
4 Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 107 vs Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) 108

COURT 15 – 11:30 START
1 Garbine Muguruza (ESP) [20] 73 vs Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 74
2 Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 115 vs Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 116
3 Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) / Lucie Safarova (CZE) [3] 17 vs
Naomi Broady (GBR) / Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) 18
4 Teliana Pereira (BRA) 71 vs Camila Giorgi (ITA) [31] 72

COURT 16 – 11:30 START
1 Tamira Paszek (AUT) 117 vs Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 118
2 Jack Sock (USA) [31] 121 vs Sam Groth (AUS) 122
3 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) [28] 121 vs Elena Vesnina (RUS) 122

COURT 17 – 11:30 START
1 Malek Jaziri (TUN) 123 vs James Duckworth (AUS) 124
2 Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 115 vs Klara Koukalova (CZE) 116
3 Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 99 vs Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 100
4 Madison Keys (USA) [21] 105 vs Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 106

COURT 19 – 11:30 START
1 Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) / Alexandra Panova (RUS) 35 vs
Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) / Katalin Marosi (HUN) 36
2 Tim Smyczek (USA) 71 vs Fabio Fognini (ITA) [30] 72
3 Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 101 vs Lukas Rosol (CZE) 102
MATCHES TO BE ARRANGED
NOT BEFORE 17.30
1 Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [15] 81 vs Julia Goerges (GER) 82
2 Ana Konjuh (CRO) 103 vs Alize Cornet (FRA) [25] 104
29/06/2015 18:22:14 – Page 2 of 3

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Serena Williams Rebounds from Slow Start, Venus Dishes Brengle a Double-Bagel at Wimbledon

(June 29, 2015) No. 1 Serena Williams bounced back from a 1-3 first set deficit to close out 113th-ranked qualifier, making her Wimbledon debut, Margarita Gasparyan 6-4, 6-1 on the first day at 2015 Wimbledon.

Williams who is seeking her second “Serena slam” and third leg of a calendar Grand Slam.

“I’ve had such an amazing year, I ended up winning the Open, the Championships, the Australian and France,” said the 20-time major champion.  “I couldn’t have dreamt of a better 12 months.  So it’s been really great.  Yeah, I’m just excited about that and really focusing on that.

“I always focus on the moment.  You know, I don’t live too far in the future, and I don’t live in the past, I just live in the present.”

“When I (saw) her before match,” Gasparyan said, “I thought, `Oh, my God. I’m playing Serena.'”

Serena’s sister, five-time Wimbledon champion Venus, dismantled U.S. countrywoman Madison Brengle 6-0, 6-0.

This was the first double-bagel at the All-England Club in six years.

“She’s had like a great last 52 weeks,” Venus said of Brengle.”  “She’s had really great results in the majors.  Definitely playing a higher‑ranked player in the first round is a challenge. But thankfully everything worked for me.

“I don’t think she played badly.  I was just able to convert on the important points.”

On the topic on sister Serena’s chances on winning a calendar Grand Slam, Venus said: “It’s a pretty good chance. Hasn’t been done that often. But then again, she’s done a lot of things that haven’t been done that often.”

There could be an all-Williams fourth round contest. When asked about the possibility, Serena said: “You know what? I’m going to just focus on right now.”

Serena Williams is 33-1 on the year.

Other former No. 1’s advancing were Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka and Ana Ivanovic. American Sloane Stephens won her first match at Wimbledon in two years defeating No. 27 Barbora Strycova 6-4, 6-2

Defending Gentlemen’s champion Novak Djokovic and the man who beat him for the French Open title three weeks ago, Stan Wawrinka won in straight sets on Monday.

No. 1 Djokovic defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

“Honestly, I thought I started the match really well, breaking Philipp, losing the serve right away,” Djokovic said.

“All three sets were decided in the 10th game.  After I broke him to win the first set and the second set, it was the same situation.  I felt like in the third, as well.  That’s where maybe I can have a mental edge over him.  He missed couple shots.

 

“I thought return was exceptionally well, good from my side.  Serving efficiently.  Just overall a great performance against a quality opponent.”

 

The fourth seed Wawrinka stopped Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-2, 7-5, 7-6.

 

“The mentality is the same as last year,” said the Swiss.  I know I’m playing well.  I have a lot of confidence.  It’s a new year, new tournament.  We all start from zero.  We need to win match after match.  We take match after match if we want to go through and go further in the tournament.

“I’m confident with myself, but I’m really careful with how mentally I get ready for every match.

“So far I’m really happy with the first one today. In general I feel good.  I know where is my game.  I feel ready for the next one.”

 

WIMBLEDON – WIMBLEDON, LONDON, GBR
GRAND SLAM – £26,750,000
29 JUNE – 12 JULY 2015

RESULTS – JUNE 29, 2015
Women’s
Singles – First Round

(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (Q) Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 64 61
(4) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (WC) Johanna Konta (GBR) 62 62
(6) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Alison Riske (USA) 36 75 63
(7) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. (Q) Yi-Fan Xu (CHN) 61 61
(WC) Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) d. (9) Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 62 60
(11) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) d. Irina Falconi (USA) 64 46 61
(14) Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. Shelby Rogers (USA) 60 60
(16) Venus Williams (USA) d. Madison Brengle 60 60
(19) Sara Errani (ITA) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 62 57 61
(22) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Danka Kovinic (MNE) 64 64
(23) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. (WC) Anett Kontaveit (EST) 62 61
Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. (24) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 63 26 64
Sloane Stephens (USA) d. (27) Barbora Strycova (CZE) 64 62
(29) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. Daria Gavrilova (AUS) 76(6) 61
(30) Belinda Bencic (SUI) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 36 61 63
(32) Caroline Garcia (FRA) vs. Heather Watson (GBR) 61 36 (play suspended: poor light)
Timea Babos (HUN) d. (Q) Petra Cetkovska (CZE) 7-6(4) 63
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 75 60
Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) d. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 62 64
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) d. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 76(5) 75
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 62 61
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. Annika Beck (GER) 06 63 64
Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) d. Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) 36 63 75
(Q) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 63 62
(Q) Richel Hogenkamp (NED) d. Qiang Wang (CHN) 64 64
Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) d. Nicole Gibbs (USA) 63 63
(Q) Aliaksandra Sasnovic (BLR) d. Lin Zhu 46 75 61
Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) d. (WC) Naomi Broady (GBR) 76(5) 63
CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) d. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 64 62
Urszula Radwanska (POL) d. Edina Gallovits-Hall (USA) 62 61
Lauren Davis (USA) d. Polona Hercog (SLO) 64 76(3)
(Q) Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) d. Kaia Kanpei (EST) 61 64

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