TENNIS – With many matches carried over from the day before, the schedule was hectic at Wimbledon. Ladies’ number 11 seed, Muguruza, took it in her stride with a comfortable second round win.
The 2017 champion Garbiñe Muguruza is progressing well and has now dropped just six games in four sets. The Spaniard beat Dutchwoman Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove 6-1, 6-4 and will face Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in the third round.
Men’s seeds have varying success
Spain’s number 8 seed, Bautista Agut had been leading 2 sets to love before being pegged back to 2-1 and play being suspended. Earlier today, the Spaniard finally saw off Serbian youngster Miomir Kecmanovic winning the fifth set, for a final score of 6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 6-3.
Spain’s number 11 seed Carreno Busta lost in straight sets to Sam Querrey. Verdasco also lot in the first round, this time to the 18th seed from Bulgaria, Dimitrov. Despite winning the first set, Verdasco lost 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 4-6.
It was a big day for Spanish youngster Carlos Alcaraz who secured his first Wimbledon victory by seeing off Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3 in the fifth set. He now has a mighty second round opponent in world No.2 Daniil Medvedev today.
Women’s seeds through to next rounds
The all-Spanish clash of Badosa v Bolsova, ended with the number 30 seed Paula Badosa taking the plaudits in the third set.
Badosa has already played her second-round match, this morning, winning comfortably against Putintseva of Kazakhstan, 6-4, 6-1.
Muguruza and Badosa face their third-round opponents on Friday.
Day 4 big matches at Wimbledon
Alcaraz meets Medvedev (2) in the second match on Court 1.
Angelique Kerber, seeded 25, meets Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo on No. 2 court following the Spaniards defeat of Konjuh yesterday in the first round.
Meanwhile, Spaniard Pedro Martinez takes on France’s Gael Monfils, seeded 13, having defeated Italian Stefano Travaglia in the first round.