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Wimbledon 2019 Day 3 live scores, updates and commentary - Djokovic, Halep, Wawrinka, Pliskova and more target third round

Live Tennis Staff in News 3 Jul 2019
  • Live scores, updates and commentary on Day 3 of Wimbledon 2019, Wednesday July 3
  • Djokovic, Halep, Wawrinka, Pliskova and more in action today
  • Play begins live from Wimbledon at 11.00am local time/BST (1.00pm on Centre Court and No. 1 Court)
Wimbledon second round action starts today (PA Images)

Second round action begins at Wimbledon today with the likes of Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep, Stan Wawrinka and Karolina Pliskova all in action: live scores, updates and commentary live from Day 3 of The Championships 2019.

Key events
11:19 03 Jul

Live stream Wimbledon matches - here's how

21:26 03 Jul

That's a wrap on day 3 at Wimbledon

21:19 03 Jul

'I'm still shocked I'm even here.'

21:13 03 Jul

Coco Gauff d. Rybarikova, 6-3, 6-3

20:54 03 Jul

Rybarikova saves break points, stays in touch at 2-3

20:51 03 Jul

Gauff up a set and a break

20:46 03 Jul

Polona Hercog knocks out Keys

20:31 03 Jul

Gauff breaks & leads 5-2

20:23 03 Jul

Gauff leads 3-2 on serve

20:04 03 Jul

Coco Gauff back in action to face Rybarikova

20:00 03 Jul

Djokovic stays impeccable

19:55 03 Jul

Anderson into R3 to face Pella

19:51 03 Jul

Madison Keys down a set

19:36 03 Jul

Revenge for Wozniacki!

19:27 03 Jul

Djokovic up 2 sets with improvised tweener

19:21 03 Jul

Murray/Herbert make men's doubles debut on Thursday

19:13 03 Jul

Felix Auger-Aliassime doing it for the kids

19:07 03 Jul

Anderson takes third set, MTO for Tipsarevic

18:53 03 Jul

Djokovic leads 6-3

18:46 03 Jul

Djokovic broken serving for the set

18:37 03 Jul

Wozniacki leads 7-6(5)

18:29 03 Jul

Tipsarevic levels 4-6, 7-6(5) vs Anderson

18:22 03 Jul

Wozniacki has her hands full in first set

18:18 03 Jul

Novak Dokovic taking to Centre Court

18:13 03 Jul

Verdasco ousts Edmund

18:00 03 Jul

Verdasco closing in on the win

17:55 03 Jul

Anderson a set up on Tipsarevic 6-4 2-2

17:29 03 Jul

Khachanov takes out Queen's champion, Lopez

16:38 03 Jul

Simona Halep beats Buzarnescu to set up Azareka clash

16:30 03 Jul

Halep has her break back! 4-2 in the final set

16:25 03 Jul

Buzarnescu breaks back against Halep! 2-3 in the final set

16:18 03 Jul

Halep leads Buzarnescu by a break in the final set 6-3 4-6 3-0

16:11 03 Jul

Edmund in control against Verdasco 6-4 6-4 3-0

16:03 03 Jul

Raonic through to Round 3

16:02 03 Jul

Halep and Buzarnescu going three 3-6 6-4

15:57 03 Jul

Buzarnescu to serve for second set against Halep 3-6 5-4

15:37 03 Jul

Buzarnescu up a break on Halep in the second set 3-6 3-2

15:20 03 Jul

Queen's champion, Lopez up a set on Khachanov

15:15 03 Jul

Halep takes the first set 6-3

15:11 03 Jul

Aaaaah... There's a hold of serve. Halep leads 5-3

15:08 03 Jul

Another break! Halep leads 4-3

15:04 03 Jul

Buzarnescu breaks back. 3-3

15:01 03 Jul

Halep up a break on Buzarnescu 3-2

14:41 03 Jul

Simona Halep on No. 2 court

14:27 03 Jul

Wawrinka beaten by Opelka! 7-5 3-6 4-6 6-4 8-6

14:22 03 Jul

Opelka saves break point and holds for 7-6 in the final set

14:16 03 Jul

Opelka holds from deuce to lead 6-5 in final set

14:10 03 Jul

Pliskova through to Round 3

13:43 03 Jul

Wawrinka saves 2 break points for 1-1

13:35 03 Jul

Opelka takes the fourth set!

13:28 03 Jul

Pliskova leads 6-0

13:19 03 Jul

Mixed doubles news!

13:10 03 Jul

Watson breaks Kontaveit to open

13:05 03 Jul

Pliskova out on Centre Court

13:03 03 Jul

Wawrinka leads 2 sets to 1

13:01 03 Jul

Svitolina through as Gasparyan retires

12:55 03 Jul

Gasparyan is back up, but in tears

12:52 03 Jul

Gasparyan goes down hard

12:33 03 Jul

Wawrinka breaks with two lovely winners

12:20 03 Jul

Wawrinka levels 5-7, 6-3

12:15 03 Jul

Victoria Azarenka into R3

12:04 03 Jul

Wawrinka up 4-1 in second set

12:01 03 Jul

Gasparyan leads 7-5

11:51 03 Jul

Svitolina from 2-5 to 5-5

11:48 03 Jul

Opelka takes the first set 7-5

11:45 03 Jul

Azarenka playing beautifully

11:40 03 Jul

Svitolina toiling early

11:27 03 Jul

Can upset artists back up their wins?

11:21 03 Jul

On serve early between Opelka & Wawrinka

11:13 03 Jul

Players out on court - let's go!

10:49 03 Jul

Order of play for day 3 at Wimbledon

10:43 03 Jul

Serena & Murray confirm pairing

10:36 03 Jul

Recap: Day 2

10:26 03 Jul

Wimbledon 2019 live blog: Day three!

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11:19 03 Jul

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21:26 03 Jul

That's a wrap on day 3 at Wimbledon

What a day it's been - Djokovic, Pliskova, Azarenka steaming into the third round without dropping a set; Opelka upsetting Wawrinka in five and Hercog taking out Keys; and finally Cori Gauff continuing to shine brightly despite her youth as she backed up her defeat of Venus Williams.

Can't wait to see all those players in the third round - now will Federer, Nadal, Serena etc join them tomorrow?
21:19 03 Jul

'I'm still shocked I'm even here.'

'I think I played well, especially on the pressure points,' Gauff says afterwards. 'She was serving amazing ...

'I'm still shocked I'm even here.'
21:13 03 Jul

Coco Gauff d. Rybarikova, 6-3, 6-3

Serving to stay in the match, Rybarikova has two game points, but finds herself pegged back to deuce.

All that effort to stay just one break down will be wasted if she can't force Gauff to try to serve it out ...

A well-timed ace down the T from the Slovakian for game point, but she's pegged back again to deuce - and a double fault brings up match point - and Gauff has done it!

15-year-old Coco Gauff is into the third round!
20:54 03 Jul

Rybarikova saves break points, stays in touch at 2-3

Gauff somehow hits a huge backhand winner off a smash to go 0-30 up as Rybarikova serves at 1-3 and then 15-40 as the Slovakian attempts a forehand drop shot which doesn't come close to clearing the net. 

Rybarikova plays three of her best points of the match so far, however, to erase those break points and get to game point with a super knifed backhand volley, and aces wide to stay in touch - vital, to give herself the chance to get back into this should Gauff falter.
20:51 03 Jul

Gauff up a set and a break

While Keys faded, another American has been flourishing.

Gauff not only took the first set 6-3 but broke to lead 2-0 in the second. Rybarikova pushes to deuce on her serve at 2-1, but Gauff finds a big first serve, then a clean backhand winner to hold for 3-1.
20:46 03 Jul

Polona Hercog knocks out Keys

17th seed Madison Keys's record of underwhelming at Wimbledon continues as she goes out 2-6, 4-6 to Polona Hercog.

Hercog had a good game plan and executed it very well, and her strong season continues, but it is, too often, far too easy for opponents to dismantle Keys.
20:31 03 Jul

Gauff breaks & leads 5-2

After defending her own serve, Gauff breaks Rybarikova to love and consolidates to 15 to take a 5-2 lead.

Somehow she's playing ... much better than she did to beat Venus Williams? Can this be allowed?
20:23 03 Jul

Gauff leads 3-2 on serve

Pushed to 30-30 on her serve at 2-2, Gauff forces Rybarikova to hit a sitting-up volley she can chase down for a cross-court winner and she holds to keep this match on serve through five games under the closed roof of No. 1 Court.
20:04 03 Jul

Coco Gauff back in action to face Rybarikova

This could be a late-night thriller (by Wimbledon's genteel, strictly-curfewed standards) as 15-year-old Cori Gauff, who became one of the biggest stories of The Championships when she beat Venus Williams in the first round, is out on No. 1 Court to take on 2017 semifinalist Magdalena Rybarikova, who ousted Aryna Sabalenka in the first round.
20:00 03 Jul

Djokovic stays impeccable

In a match that felt like the very definition of 'never in doubt' - but which must have been harder work than it seemed, judging by the Djokovic celebration - the defending champion beats Denis Kudla 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the third round at Wimbledon once again.

His next opponent could be an interesting one - the big-serving Pole Hubert Hurkacz, who has caused quite a splash this year.
19:55 03 Jul

Anderson into R3 to face Pella

Fourth seed and 2018 runner-up Kevin Anderson closes out a four-set victory over a dogged Janko Tipsarevic, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-4.

He's into the third round to face Guido Pella, who knocked out Marin Cilic last year.
19:51 03 Jul

Madison Keys down a set

17th seed Madison Keys - a player who's never done quite as well at Wimbledon as has been confidently predicted - trails Polona Hercog 2-6.

Hercog is having a good year - she's 26-16, made the third round of Roland Garros and won Lugano. On grass, she won four matches to qualify for Eastbourne and reach the third round.
19:36 03 Jul

Revenge for Wozniacki!

She completes a 7-6(5), 6-3 victory over Veronika Kudermetova, who knocked her out of the French Open in the first round, and is into the last 32.

She'll face Zhang Shuai next, with Dayana Yastremska or Viktoria Golubjic waiting in the fourth round - could this be the Dane's year to finally make the quarterfinals at Wimbledon?
19:27 03 Jul

Djokovic up 2 sets with improvised tweener

Novak Djokovic now leads Denis Kudla 6-3, 6-2 - and he's doing it with shots like this brilliant reflex between-the-legs shot that (almost) won him the point.


19:21 03 Jul

Murray/Herbert make men's doubles debut on Thursday

Looks like they'll be on one of the biggest courts after singles matches finish.


19:13 03 Jul

Felix Auger-Aliassime doing it for the kids

At least one member of the ATP's younger generation hasn't underwhelmed at Wimbledon 2019 and that's Felix Auger-Aliassime.

The 18-year-old Canadian beats Corentin Moutet 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 and is into the third round to face Ugo Humbert. That's not at all a bad opportunity to make the last 16 for young Felix - which would be impressive given he'd never won a Grand Slam main-draw match before this week.
19:07 03 Jul

Anderson takes third set, MTO for Tipsarevic

It looks like that second set might have been the most Tipsarevic had in him (which would be very unsurprising). 

Anderson rips through the third set 6-1 and the Serb takes a medical time-out, lying down for what looks like a groin massage.
18:53 03 Jul

Djokovic leads 6-3

Djokovic doesn't look likely to make the same mistake twice. He takes the first point despite a desperate effort by Kudla to get past - or indeed, over - him at net, and then aces to lead 40-0.

A forehand error in the net gives up the first set point, but he converts the second with a service winner as Goran Ivanisevic looks on.
18:46 03 Jul

Djokovic broken serving for the set

Djokovic raced to 3-0 lead which became a 5-1 lead, but went down 0-40 as he tried to close it out and although he saved the first two set points, the third went Kudla's way as he took the break with a forehand error.

Surely just a momentary reprieve where the first set is concerned, but might give Kudla some confidence heading into the second.
18:37 03 Jul

Wozniacki leads 7-6(5)

Wozniacki and Kudermetova have headed to a tie-break in the first set. 

It's on serve through five points with Wozniacki running Kudermetova side to side for the error to lead 3-2, before taking the first point against serve when Kudermetova, under pressure after missing her first serve, puts her backhand long to trail 3-4.

Kudermetova has her chance to retrieve the mini-break when Wozniacki can't find her own first serve, but a forehand error gives it away as she tries to attack - but a very good point from the Russian, who approaches the net behind a great backhand into the corner, gets her back on serve at 4-5.

A service winner for Kudermetova gets her to 5-5, but she misses a backhand to give up set point at 5-6 ... and Wozniacki converts as she stretches the Russian wide for a forehand error.
18:29 03 Jul

Tipsarevic levels 4-6, 7-6(5) vs Anderson

With last year's runner-up Kevin Anderson having taken the first set, he's into a second-set tie-break with Janko Tipsarevic, who is attempting a comeback after 97 ankle surgeries.

The tie-break goes with serve through the first nine points before Tipsarevic seizes his opportunity in the tenth, setting up a pair of set points. Anderson saves the first with an ace down the T, but Tipsy will have a second on his serve - and he takes it as Anderson nets a backhand second-serve return, a poor error from the South African who has had little match practice in recent months due to an elbow injury.
18:22 03 Jul

Wozniacki has her hands full in first set

Caroline Wozniacki, who despite being a former Eastbourne champion has never really flourished at Wimbledon, is on serve through eight games with Veronika Kudermetova.

Kudermetova is quietly having an excellent season - she started it well outside the top 100 and is now world no. 59, thanks to a fourth-round finish at the Australian Open, winning the WTA 125k Guadalajara title and making the quarterfinals at five WTA Tour events (going on to make the semifinals in the fifth, on grass in 's-Hertogenbosch).

She also beat Wozniacki in three sets at the French Open - so the Dane has her hands full as she looks for revenge here. 

Wozniacki holds to 30 to lead 5-4, despite a hopeful challenge from Kudermetova.
18:18 03 Jul

Novak Dokovic taking to Centre Court

He's going to be facing Denis Kudla of the USA, who's made the fourth round of Wimbledon before and been a semifinalist in Halle but who has never beaten a top-10 player.

Djokovic looks relaxed as he walks out to warm applause in the late afternoon sunlight.
18:13 03 Jul

Verdasco ousts Edmund

Fernando Verdasco completes his five-set comeback victory over Kyle Edmund, 4-6, 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-4.

'I was feeling better and better with each set,' he tells the BBC afterwards.
18:00 03 Jul

Verdasco closing in on the win

With 3 hours and 34 minutes on the clock, Fernando Verdasco has put himself just a couple of games away from the third round.

Edmund is gamely staying in touch despite battling injury, but he trails by a break with Verdasco serving at 4-3. 
17:55 03 Jul

Anderson a set up on Tipsarevic 6-4 2-2

Last year's finalist, Kevin Anderson, who has played very little tennis this season because of an elbow problem, is going well against Janko Tipsarevic, leading 6-4 2-2...

Meanwhile, Kyle Edmund is down a break in the final set against Fernando Verdasco...
17:29 03 Jul

Khachanov takes out Queen's champion, Lopez

Hard-hitting Russian, Karen Khachanov has just beaten Feliciano Lopez 4-6 6-4 7-5 6-4

Elsewhere, Fernando Verdasco has taken the fourth set against Kyle Edmund to force a decider against the British No. 1... The Spaniard was two-sets down...


16:38 03 Jul

Simona Halep beats Buzarnescu to set up Azareka clash

What a way to finish!

Halep produces a brilliant forehand passing shot to complete a 6-3 4-6 6-2 victory over Mihaela Buzarnescu.

The former world No. 1 will play Victoria Azarenka in tasty third round meeting.
16:30 03 Jul

Halep has her break back! 4-2 in the final set

Halep breaks again to move within two games of the third round...
16:25 03 Jul

Buzarnescu breaks back against Halep! 2-3 in the final set

Simona Halep saves a first break point with an ace, but she overcooks a forehand at 30-40 to give up her serve, and her lead.

Work for the former No. 1 to do here...
16:18 03 Jul

Halep leads Buzarnescu by a break in the final set 6-3 4-6 3-0

Simona Halep has got herself a lead in this final set- can she maintain the advantage and see out this one?
16:11 03 Jul

Edmund in control against Verdasco 6-4 6-4 3-0

British No. 1, Kyle Edmund is looking good for a spot in the third round- he leads Fernando Verdasco by two sets and a break...
16:03 03 Jul

Raonic through to Round 3

Milos Raonic completes a 7-6 7-5 7-6 victory over Robin Haase to move into the third round.

The 2016 finalist is lookig good, and he's got a real here opportunity with Alexander Zverev and Stan Wawrinka already out of this second quarter. 

He'll play Reilly Opelka in a big-serving third-round duel.
16:02 03 Jul

Halep and Buzarnescu going three 3-6 6-4

Buzarnescu serves out the second set to force a decider against Simona Halep.
15:57 03 Jul

Buzarnescu to serve for second set against Halep 3-6 5-4

15:37 03 Jul

Buzarnescu up a break on Halep in the second set 3-6 3-2

Halep had the early break in the second set, but Buzarnescu has reeled off three straight game to move ahead...
15:20 03 Jul

Queen's champion, Lopez up a set on Khachanov

Feliciano Lopez is continuing his good form in his second round meeting with Karen Khachanov- the Spanish left-hander has just bagged the first set 6-4.

Elsewhere, British No. 1, Kyle Edmund leads Fernando Verdasco by a set (6-4), while former finalist, Milos Raonic is two sets to the good against Robin Haase, 7-6 7-5 3-3
15:15 03 Jul

Halep takes the first set 6-3

Halep does the break-hold-break combination to take the first set.

Despite the early exchange of breaks, she always looked in control of that set...
15:11 03 Jul

Aaaaah... There's a hold of serve. Halep leads 5-3

Simona Halep breaks a run of four straight breaks and holds for a 5-3 lead.

Buzarescu serving to stay in the first set...
15:08 03 Jul

Another break! Halep leads 4-3

Holds of serve at a premium on No. 2 Court, as Simona Halep puts away a backhand winner down the line to take a 4-3 lead.

Can the former No. 1 consolidate this time?
15:04 03 Jul

Buzarnescu breaks back. 3-3

Excellent cross-court backhand from Buzarnescu gets her back on level terms.

That's four breaks in the opening six games...
15:01 03 Jul

Halep up a break on Buzarnescu 3-2

Halep got the early break, Buzarnescu broke back, but the Romanian breaks again to take a 3-2 lead...
14:41 03 Jul

Simona Halep on No. 2 court

How is Simona Halep's ankle doing after the injury she sustained in the first round?

We will find out very shortly with the world No. 7 about to start her second round contest with fellow Romanian, Mihaela Buzarnescu.
14:27 03 Jul

Wawrinka beaten by Opelka! 7-5 3-6 4-6 6-4 8-6

Another big name bites the errr... grass at Wimbledon as Stan Wawrinka falls in five sets to Reilly Opelka!

What a result for Opelka, who moves into the third round on his Wimbledon main draw debut. 

With that height, and that serve, when fit, he will always be a threat on this surface!
14:22 03 Jul

Opelka saves break point and holds for 7-6 in the final set

Wawrinka continues to ask questions, but Opelka fends him off, saving a break point at 30-40 before holding for 7-6.
14:16 03 Jul

Opelka holds from deuce to lead 6-5 in final set

Stan Wawrinka is applying some pressure here- he produces a superb backhand pass to get to deuce, but Opelka serves his way out of trouble to edge ahead...
14:10 03 Jul

Pliskova through to Round 3

It's a seventh straight win for Karolina Pliskova, who eases past Olympic champion, Monica Puig 6-0 6-4.

The Eastbourne champion is into the third round at Wimbledon for just the second time in her career.
13:43 03 Jul

Wawrinka saves 2 break points for 1-1

Things are getting VERY tense in Wawrinka-Opelka.

Opelka has two break points on Wawrinka's serve at 0-1 - Wawrinka saves both, although not without a Hawkeye challenge that forces a replayed point when Opelka's ball is shown to be in by a literal blade of glass.

Wawrinka forces a volley error from Opelka for game point and holds for 1-1.
13:35 03 Jul

Opelka takes the fourth set!

In a lengthy, brilliant rally, Opelka's backhand slice gets a backhand drive long from Wawrinka and just like that, the American has the fourth set!

Going five - can Wawrinka close out this tricky encounter or is another big name on their way out of Wimbledon 2019?
13:28 03 Jul

Pliskova leads 6-0

The third seed wins 25 of the first 34 points and hits four aces, ten overall winners, as she races to a 6-0 lead on Centre Court.
13:19 03 Jul

Mixed doubles news!

The mixed doubles draw is out and we now know 'Sirena's first-round opponents - but we also know that Venus Williams is in the mixed too with Frances Tiafoe!


13:10 03 Jul

Watson breaks Kontaveit to open

Out on No. 1 Court, Great Britain's Heather Watson climbs to 0-40 on Anett Kontaveit's serve to start the match, but the Estonian plays two lovely points to pull it back to 30-40 - before double faulting.

23-year-old Kontaveit has had some great results this year, finishing runner-up in Stuttgart to Petra Kvitova and reaching the semifinals of the Miami Open, but has only won 2 of her last 7 matches coming into Wimbledon.
13:05 03 Jul

Pliskova out on Centre Court

Eastbourne champion Karolina Pliskova is out on Centre Court to face Rio Olympics gold medalist Monica Puig.

Reminder that Pliskova, despite a game that seems tailor-made for grass, has only been past the second round of Wimbledon once in seven attempts. But she has a 4-0 record against Puig and has only dropped one set to the Puerto Rican in those four matches.
13:03 03 Jul

Wawrinka leads 2 sets to 1

After getting that early break, Wawrinka now leads Opelka 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. Can he close this one out in four>
13:01 03 Jul

Svitolina through as Gasparyan retires

Very sad scenes as Gasparyan retires, sending Svitolina through.

The Russian is in floods of tears in her chair. 
12:55 03 Jul

Gasparyan is back up, but in tears

Down 0-30 on her serve, she manages to get back to her feet but is still crying. So cruel for the Russian who was playing such great tennis. Can she find a way to walk this pain off and stay out there?

Svitolina does what she has to do and plays a drop shot to test Gasparyan's forward movement for 15-40, then breaks as the Russian nets a backhand to take a 6-5 lead.

Gasparyan limps to her chair, where the trainer is waiting to test the range of movement on that left knee.
12:52 03 Jul

Gasparyan goes down hard

At 5-5 in the second set, Gasparyan slips and lands heavily on her surgically repaired left leg.

She stays down and is clearly in pain. Svitolina brings her some water.
12:33 03 Jul

Wawrinka breaks with two lovely winners

A superb backhand return winenr down the line past the charging-to-net Opelka and he takes a break lead 2-1 in the third set.

Celebrates with the trademark finger-to-head and a long yell of 'Allez!'. He's feeling his oats right now. 
12:20 03 Jul

Wawrinka levels 5-7, 6-3

Wawrinka goes down 0-30 as he serves for the set, but a pair of service winners pull him back to level terms and Opelka nets a backhand to give up set point.

'Every big point,' he says to his team, miming the unreliability of that shot.

Wawrinka closes the set out with an ace and a big yell and he's very much back in this. 
12:15 03 Jul

Victoria Azarenka into R3

The first player into the third round is former world no. 1 Victoria Azarenka, who lost the first two games and won the next 12 against Ajla Tomljanovic.

That was a superb display from Vika - start getting the popcorn in, because she could well face Simona Halep in the third round.
12:04 03 Jul

Wawrinka up 4-1 in second set

Wawrinka has broken to lead 3-1 in the second set - but risks absolutely criminal profligacy as he goes down 0-40 on his serve.

He saves two break points, the second as Opelka's forehand drops short and lets him dictate with his own forehand, then a third with a big ace and a bigger 'C'MON!' 

'ALLEZ!' he barks as Opelka nets on the next point, and lands a service winner wide to hold for 4-1.
12:01 03 Jul

Gasparyan leads 7-5

Svitolina's revival ultimately doesn't amount to too much as Gasparyan breaks to take the set.

Svitolina's plan is clearly to attack the net, but it's tricky when the Russian's groundstrokes are firing - she forces a volley error from the Ukrainian to set up set point at 5-6, 15-40, then hits an absolutely dazzling running forehand winner down the line to convert.
11:51 03 Jul

Svitolina from 2-5 to 5-5

One thing you never doubt about Svitolina is her determination and effort level.

Breaking back as Gasparyan serves for the set, she chases down a drop shot to hold to 15 and level at 5-5.
11:48 03 Jul

Opelka takes the first set 7-5

Told you this was going to be a test for Wawrinka, who has dropped the first set to Opelka, 5-7.

One break at the end was the difference - Wawrinka dropped serve at 5-5 and wasn't able to recover it as Opelka served for the set.

The big American won 93% of his first-serve points and 85% of his second in that set.
11:45 03 Jul

Azarenka playing beautifully

Former world no. 1 Victoria Azarenka has had her troubles since returning from maternity leave, but she's currently up a set and a break on Ajla Tomljanovic, who took out last year's quarterfinalist Daria Kasatkina in the first round.

The winner of this match could face Simona Halep in the third round - and Azarenka is looking lethally good right now as she leads 6-2, 1-0.
11:40 03 Jul

Svitolina toiling early

Eighth seed Elina Svitolina is down 2-5 in the first set of her match against Margarita Gasparyan.

Svitolina had less than perfect preparation - she's been struggling with a knee injury since at least February, and went 0-2 on grass in the run-up - and Gasparyan is a really talented player: A young Russian with a gorgeous single-handed backhand, she had a bad knee injury which required surgery and stalled her career.

Ranked outside the top 1,000 in April 2018, Gasparyan is now up to world no. 62 - and, oh yes, beat Svitolina in Birmingham. Can she take the first set?
11:27 03 Jul

Can upset artists back up their wins?

After all Monday's shocks, it will be interesting to see whether the players who ousted top seeds and big names in the first round can back up those wins in the second round - Thomas Fabbiano, Yulia Putintseva, Magdalena Rybarikova and Coco Gauff (who face each other later).

And Jiri Vesely, who put out Sascha Zverev. The Czech is down an early break to Pablo Cuevas - a quality player but one who has won few matches at Wimbledon - trailing 2-3 in the first set.
11:21 03 Jul

On serve early between Opelka & Wawrinka

Of course, 'on serve' is something of a perpetual condition for 21-year-old, 6'11" Opelka.

Reminiscent of an even taller, ganglier, bigger-serving Sam Querrey, Opelka has only played a tiny handful of matches on grass so far in his career and is making his Wimbledon debut this year. But surely a man whose game style is so reminiscent of the likes of John Isner and Kevin Anderson must have at least one Wimbledon semifinal in his future ...

This is a great test for Wawrinka, who is not at his most comfortable on grass but has shown definite signs of being back to somewhere in the vicinity of his best: He has to be absolutely clinical on his own serve and be ready to take advantage of any slight chance to break Opelka, or be much the better player in any tie-breaks. It's a tricky one.
11:13 03 Jul

Players out on court - let's go!

Players have taken the courts all around the grounds as play gets underway everywhere except Centre and No. 1 Court.

- Stan Wawrinka is taking on the 6'10" Reilly Opelka out on No. 2 Court

- 8th seed Elina Svitolina is out on No. 3 Court, facing the talented Russian Margarita Gasparyan, whose career has been decimated by injury but loves grass

- Court 12 has former world no. 1 Victoria Azarenka taking on Ajla Tomljanovic


10:49 03 Jul

Order of play for day 3 at Wimbledon

The top half of the men's draw and the bottom half of the women's draw will be in action today as they all try to reach the third round safely.

Here is the order of play for the main show courts - as always, click on the highlighted matches to read in-depth analysis, and click here for the full order of play.

CENTRE COURT - 1:00PM

2. Kyle Edmund v Fernando Verdasco

NO.1 COURT - 1:00PM

1. Heather Watson v Anett Kontaveit
2. Karen Khachanov v Feliciano Lopez
3. Caroline Wozniacki v Veronika Kudermetova

NO.2 COURT - 11:00AM

3. Kevin Anderson v Janko Tipsarevic
4. Cori Gauff v Magdalena Rybarikova
10:43 03 Jul

Serena & Murray confirm pairing

I don't know who needs to hear this (surely everyone in this hemisphere at least has already been informed), but: Andy Murray and Serena Williams will be teaming up for the mixed doubles this year.

The sign-in closes in 16 minutes, so hopefully they've got all their paperwork in order.

Hopefully we'll find out more info today about when we might be seeing 'Sirena' on court - Murray will be playing his first men's doubles match tomorrow.


10:36 03 Jul

Recap: Day 2

After the welter of shocks we saw on day 1 - the exits of Zverev, Tsitsipas and Osaka chief among them - things were a bit calmer on day 2, although Roger Federer did frighten everybody by losing the first set to the totally unheralded Lloyd Harris.

French Open finalist Dominic Thiem suffered a somewhat predictable defeat to former semifinalist Sam Querrey and Frances Tiafoe and Denis Shapovalov both went out as the 'Next Gen' continues to underwhelm at Grand Slam level. 



Speaking of emotional, or at least irritable, press conferences: Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios are set for a Wimbledon rematch on Thursday, and they had plenty to say about each other.
10:26 03 Jul

Wimbledon 2019 live blog: Day three!

Welcome to the live blog for day three, aka Wednesday 3 July, at Wimbledon 2019!

Play starts in just over 30 minutes and we'll be here until the last ball is struck, keeping you updated on the big stories, results and news as well as providing commentary and analysis.

Djokovic, Pliskova, Wawrinka, Halep, Wozniacki, Anderson and many, many more among those looking to make their way into the third round today - it's going to be a great day!


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It’s another jam-packed day at Wimbledon as players start to sink their teeth into the tournament and target a spot in the third round.

Kicking off all the action on Centre Court is Eastbourne champion Karolina Pliskova, who is many people’s pick to win a maiden Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. The Czech has been operating at the peak of her powers over the last week and after a straight sets win in her opening round, will be aiming for more of the same when she takes on powerful Rio Olympics gold medalist Monica Puig.

Kyle Edmund holds the weight of a nation on his shoulders as he comes up against former Wimbledon quarter-finalist Fernando Verdasco next on Centre Court. Edmund is 0-2 vs Verdasco and isn’t at his best on grass - can he give the home crowd something to cheer about?

Then we have World No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic, fresh from a relatively routine opening round win over the dangerous Philipp Kohlschreiber, taking on Denis Kudla, who plays his best tennis on grass but has never beaten a top 10 player before.

Queen’s Club champion Feliciano Lopez squaring off against 10th seed Karen Khachanov appears to be the match of the day on No. 1 Court - the veteran Spaniard has been producing resurgent form since the grass season and will fancy his chances of emerging triumphant here, with Khachanov not having the best year so far.

There’s also plenty of other great matches taking place around the grounds. Stan Wawrinka faces the booming serve of American giant Reilly Opelka as he continues his bid for a career slam at Wimbledon, while Simona Halep has a potentially tricky encounter against countrywoman Mihaela Buzarnescu, with both of those matches on Court 2.

Fifteen-year-old phenom Cori Gauff is also back in action on Court 2 as she tries to back up her big win over Venus Williams against 2017 Wimbledon semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova, while another match to look out for takes place on Court 12 as former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka meets Ajla Tomljanovic, who has been playing some great tennis in 2019.

It promises to be another unmissable day of tennis from The Championships as players look to book their place in the third round - join us from around the grounds as we bring you all the latest live scores, results, breaking news and more!


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Wimbledon 2019 Day 3 live scores, updates and commentary - Djokovic, Halep, Wawrinka, Pliskova and more target third round

Second round action begins at Wimbledon today with the likes of Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep, Stan Wawrinka and Karolina Pliskova all in action: live scores, updates and commentary live from Day 3 of The Championships 2019.

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