Wimbledon Brit Watch: Johanna Konta, Aljaz Bedene and Heather Watson all through

Wimbledon Brit Watch: Johanna Konta, Aljaz Bedene and Heather Watson all through

Wimbledon Brit Watch: Johanna Konta, Aljaz Bedene and Heather Watson all through

From there, Murray stepped on the accelerator, reeling off four games in a row from 2-2 in the second set.

The Championships may pride themselves on history and consistency - from the draconian all-white dress code to the strict rules on advertising around the grounds - but serve-and-volley is one tradition that looks unlikely of returning anytime soon.

'He wasn't able to attack my second serve like he tries to do, so that was positive.

The champion confirmed that he and his wife were expecting another child on Sunday, telling a news conference: "We're both obviously very happy and looking forward to it".

In the fourth game of the match, Brown fended off the first break point of the match with a trademark serve-volley, however it wasn't long before Murray landed the first significant punch.

It is the first time since Jo Durie and Anne Hobbs reached the same stage in 1986 that there have been two British women in round three. "I think that's probably a good enough reason".

"Just before we start I'd just like to say all the questions please only regarding tennis, my previous match, my current match and I can not speak about my personal life", she said. "I think it's going to be very hard, hence why he won previous year".

In the women's draw, two home hopes will be playing their third-round matches, with Heather Watson taking on former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, and sixth seed Johanna Konta facing Greece's Maria Sakkari. The 28th-seeded Fognini has not dropped a set in reaching round three, including a 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-2, sweep of Jiri Vesely. However, by the time Murray had settled into his stride towards the end of the first set the Scot played with increasing confidence.

Speaking after the match, he said: "My hip felt good".

It was with the most sublime of lobs that he earned himself another chance - Brown generously patted his racket when he saw the near-impossible shot land square on the junction between baseline and tramline.

"And that allowed me to get to some of his drop volleys and also come up with some good passing shots. So yeah, hopefully it will easier to prepare in that respect". Andy Murray followed suit and steamrolled over Germany's colourful Dustin Brown 6/3; 6/2; 6/2 in one hour 36 minutes.

Madison Brengle knew, of course, that her opponent, Petra Kvitova, was a two-time Wimbledon champion and a popular pick to win the title again this year. Against Rafa I did it for four sets and won the match but today I didn't find a solution how to bother him at all.

Indian doubles pair Divij Sharan and Purav Raja also fought their way to a strong win yesterday, defeating the very experienced pair of Joao Sousa and local player Kyle Edmund 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 in a just over three-hour match. I was 6-2, 5-1 up. She was thinking of dying in sleep: "I did not know if I would wake up alive the next morning, but I thought 'If I have to die at Wimbledon, I accept it". I played a really good match on the night. Of course, it's Wimbledon.

Related news



[an error occurred while processing the directive]