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Wimbledon 2019 Day 5 live scores, updates and commentary - Halep vs Azarenka clash in blockbuster third round; Djokovic, Anderson target second week

Live Tennis Staff in News 5 Jul 2019
  • Live scores, updates and commentary on Day 5 of Wimbledon 2019, Friday July 5
  • Halep vs Azarenka, Pliskova vs Hsieh + Djokovic, Anderson in action
  • Play begins live from Wimbledon at 11.00am local time/BST (1.00pm on Centre Court and No. 1 Court)
Wimbledon Day 5 (PA Images)

Simona Halep and Victoria Azarenka clash in a battle of former World No. 1s, while last year’s finalists Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson target a spot in the second week of Wimbledon as third round action gets underway on Friday July 5: live scores, updates and commentary live from Day 5 of The Championships 2019.

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Key events
11:48 05 Jul

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20:07 05 Jul

GSM Gauff d. Hercog 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-5

20:05 05 Jul

Gauff holds to love to lead 6-5

19:55 05 Jul

Hercog holds in long game for 5-5

19:54 05 Jul

Hercog to serve to stay in the match

19:52 05 Jul

Humbert breaks back as FAA serves for the set

19:47 05 Jul

Venus Williams & Frances Tiafoe make winning start

19:42 05 Jul

Hercog breaks back for 3-4

19:39 05 Jul

FAA down a set but up a break

19:35 05 Jul

Gauff leads Hercog 3-1 in the decider

19:31 05 Jul

Murray/Serena doubles postponed!

19:08 05 Jul

Gauff levels 3-6, 7-6(6) vs Hercog

19:03 05 Jul

Hercog saves set point for 6-6

18:57 05 Jul

Hercog-Gauff 3-3 in tie-break after twice exchanging mini-breaks

18:54 05 Jul

Tie-break for Gauff & Hercog

18:50 05 Jul

Youthful encounter on No. 1 Court

18:47 05 Jul

Gauff levels at 5-5

18:41 05 Jul

Gauff saves 2 match points, breaks Hercog for 4-5

18:32 05 Jul

GSM Goffin d. Medvedev 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

18:27 05 Jul

Goffin to serve for the match at 6-5

18:19 05 Jul

GSM Djokovic d. Hurkacz 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-4

18:14 05 Jul

Goffin falls, holds from 15-40 to 4-4 in the fifth

18:10 05 Jul

Goffin breaks back in fifth, Medvedev fuming

18:02 05 Jul

Coco coming unstuck?

17:53 05 Jul

Djokovic breaks to take control of the fourth set 7-5 6-7 6-1 3-1

17:45 05 Jul

Fernando Verdasco through to the fourth round

17:39 05 Jul

Djokovic rattles through the third set against Hurkacz 7-5 6-7 6-1

17:34 05 Jul

Goffin and Medvedev going five...

17:25 05 Jul

Djokovic gets the early break the third set! 7-5 6-7 2-0

17:16 05 Jul

Hurkacz takes second set against Novak Djokovic! 5-7 7-6

17:14 05 Jul

Simona Halep beats Victoria Azarenka 6-3 6-1

17:04 05 Jul

Djokovic saves two set points and forces a second set tie break

16:59 05 Jul

Halep breaks! 6-3 3-1

16:55 05 Jul

Halep vs Azarenka 6-3 2-1

16:43 05 Jul

Hurkacz saves three break points and holds for 4-3

16:38 05 Jul

Halep wins five games in a row to take first set against Azarenka 6-3

16:32 05 Jul

Hurkacz and Djokovic on serve in the second set

16:27 05 Jul

Halep and Azarenka locked at 3-3

16:23 05 Jul

Goffin levels up at one-set all against Medvedev 4-6 6-2

16:13 05 Jul

Halep and Azarenka on serve early doors 1-2

16:07 05 Jul

Djokovic takes the first set 7-5

16:00 05 Jul

Djokovic breaks, and will serve for the first set! 6-5

15:58 05 Jul

Djokovic vs Hurkacz 5-5

15:55 05 Jul

Hurkacz holds for 5-4

15:53 05 Jul

Medvedev up a set, but down a break on Goffin 6-4 0-2...

15:45 05 Jul

Pella takes out Anderson 6-4 6-3 7-6

15:41 05 Jul

Hurkacz saves three break points and holds for 3-2

15:36 05 Jul

Djokovic saves break point and holds for 2-2

15:35 05 Jul

Pella and Anderson into third set tie break 6-4 6-3 6-6

15:26 05 Jul

Good start for Hurkacz against Djokovic 2-1

15:16 05 Jul

Defending champion, Djokovic on court...

15:11 05 Jul

Medvedev vs Goffin just starting...

14:54 05 Jul

Karolina Pliskova beats Su-Wei Hsieh 6-3 2-6 6-4 to move into R16

14:46 05 Jul

Bautista-Agut beats Khachanov 6-3 7-6 6-1

14:38 05 Jul

Hsieh battles back from a 0-40 to hold, but still trails by a break

14:32 05 Jul

Anderson in trouble

14:18 05 Jul

Bautista-Agut two sets up on Khachanov 6-3 7-6

14:14 05 Jul

Hsieh takes the second set 3-6 6-2

14:10 05 Jul

Hsieh saves four break points and holds for 5-2

14:00 05 Jul

Hsieh leading Pliskova in second set

13:57 05 Jul

GSM Paire d. Vesely 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-3, 7-6(2)

13:42 05 Jul

Paire & Vesely locked in battle in the fourth

13:40 05 Jul

Bautista Agut going well

13:35 05 Jul

set Pliskova leads Hsieh 6-3

13:15 05 Jul

GSM Svitolina d. 6-3, 6-7(1), 6-2

13:12 05 Jul

Pliskova taking on Hsieh in much-anticipated clash

13:09 05 Jul

Anderson facing Pella on Centre Court

13:04 05 Jul

Svitolina saves break point to edge ahead 4-2

13:00 05 Jul

Bautista Agut leads Khachanov early

12:52 05 Jul

GSM Raonic d. Opelka 7-6(1), 6-2, 6-1

12:50 05 Jul

Svitolina leads 3-1 in the third set

12:36 05 Jul

SET Sakkari levels up 3-6, 7-6(1) vs Svitolina

12:29 05 Jul

GSM Zhang d. Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2

12:24 05 Jul

Sakkari saves two match points - tie-break

12:14 05 Jul

Svitolina breaks back as Sakkari serves for second set

12:12 05 Jul

Wozniacki trails 4-6, 1-3

12:03 05 Jul

Zhang retrieves an early break in the second set

12:00 05 Jul

SET Raonic 7-6(1)

11:55 05 Jul

SET Vesely leads Paire 7-5

11:49 05 Jul

SET Zhang leads Wozniacki 6-4

11:45 05 Jul

SET Svitolina 6-3

11:28 05 Jul

Svitolina pegs Sakkari back

11:25 05 Jul

Wozniacki off to a flier

10:39 05 Jul

Order of play for day 5 at Wimbledon 2019

10:27 05 Jul

Recap: Day 4

10:18 05 Jul

Wimbledon 2019 live blog: Day five!

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11:48 05 Jul

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20:07 05 Jul

GSM Gauff d. Hercog 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-5

A poor start to her service game for Hercog, who double-faults for 0-15, but follows it up with a service winner and attacks the net, forcing a pass error, for 30-15.

Her ball sits up off the net cord though and Gauff handles two defensive lobs for smashes and 30-30 - can she get to match point this time?

One of the long cagey rallies this match has been characterized by sees Hercog edge to game point as Gauff misses a backhand long - but Gauff tries a sliced return off a soft Hercog second serve, and it throws off the Slovenian for an error. That's very, very smart for a 15-year-old, and incredibly clear thinking at this stage of the match.

Match point for Gauff as Hercog misses a short forehand - and she converts!
20:05 05 Jul

Gauff holds to love to lead 6-5

Forcing Hercog to serve to stay in the match again.

Meanwhile, Ugo Humbert breaks for 6-5 as Felix Auger-Aliassime double-faults and serves out the second set to take a 2-set lead on the Canadian.
19:55 05 Jul

Hercog holds in long game for 5-5

Fantastic start from Gauff as she cracks a clean return winner for 0-15, but Hercog plays a great one-two punch of the type that have become all too rare for her in this match for 15-15, then attacks the net behind a faded slice approach down the line of the type that Ash Barty is so fond of and lands a fantastic reflex volley winner for 30-15.

Another fantastic net attack for Hercog ends with a slick forehand volley and 40-30, and somehow this is one of the best games she's played?

I jinxed her. A long, cagey exchange of slices and Hercog finally comes to the net - the correct play - only to net a backhand volley from right on top of it. Deuce.

A backhand slice drifts long from Gauff as Hercog once again mixes up the play and the Slovenian has game point - but Gauff steps into a backhand winner down the line, successfully wrong-footing Hercog, for deuce.

A bold serve and forehand V-play for Hercog gets her to game point again, and the Slovenian aces - her fourth of the match and first of the set - for 5-5.
19:54 05 Jul

Hercog to serve to stay in the match

Gauff holds to love to lead 5-4 and Hercog will have to serve to stay in the match.

She couldn't serve out the match, so her chances don't look great here. Brilliant hold from Gauff.
19:52 05 Jul

Humbert breaks back as FAA serves for the set

Again, hard to look away from the Gauff-Hercog match as it reaches its climactic stages, but checked in to see Felix Auger-Aliassime attempt to serve out the second set and fail to do so, being smartly broken by Humbert for 4-5.
19:47 05 Jul

Venus Williams & Frances Tiafoe make winning start

The surprise all-American doubles pairing of Venus Williams and Frances Tiafoe have made a winning start to their mixed doubles campaign, beating Clayton and Grey 6-2, 6-3.
19:42 05 Jul

Hercog breaks back for 3-4

After another visit from the trainer, Hercog holds serve, then gets to 0-30 on Gauff's serve with some more proactive play, stepping in and cracking a forehand winner. She mixes up the pace well on the next point, too, to get 0-40.

Gauff saves the first break point with a second serve (truth be told it was a poorly handled return from Hercog) but converts the second as she gets an off-balance backhand into the net from the teenager.

Hercog has the trainer out AGAIN on the change of ends, icing down her thighs ...
19:39 05 Jul

FAA down a set but up a break

Almost disregarded as one stays glued to Hercog-Gauff, Ugo Humbert took the first set against Felix Auger-Aliassime on No. 1 Court.

The Canadian teenager is rebounding, though - he's up 4-1 in the second set. 
19:35 05 Jul

Gauff leads Hercog 3-1 in the decider

Hercog took a medical time-out after dropping the second set, but it doesn't seem to have disrupted Gauff's rhythm as she breaks to lead 3-1 in the third set thanks to consecutive forehand errors from Hercog.

Gauff has started taking the initiative and punishing Hercog when she gets too passive, and it's working - very smart tactics from the teenager.
19:31 05 Jul

Murray/Serena doubles postponed!

Due to the long running of the singles matches on Centre and No. 1 Court, Andy Murray and Serena Williams's mixed doubles first-round match has been postponed until tomorrow
19:08 05 Jul

Gauff levels 3-6, 7-6(6) vs Hercog

Hercog stops play at 6-6 to challenge - a huge decision - and Hawkeye confirms the ball was on the line. Set point Gauff! 

But again, the slicing gets the error from Gauff for 7-7.

She'll have another opportunity at 8-7 though - and this time, finally, she figures out she needs to attack and come in off Hercog's floated slices! She does just that to take the set. 
19:03 05 Jul

Hercog saves set point for 6-6

Now it's Hercog's turn to take a mini-break lead as Gauff's forehand flies wide. Can she hold on to this lead? She lands a sensible serve down the T for 5-3 - but Gauff breaks back, injecting pace on the backhand to get a forehand sliced into the net.

Hercog misses a forehand down the line wide for 5-5, and it's hard not to think about how many opportunities the Slovenian has allowed to slip by in this one ... And a very good smash from Gauff for 6-5 and set point, staying cool under pressure from Hercog's great defense.

Again Hercog goes to the backhand slice, slicing, slicing, slicing, refusing to let Gauff turn the rally into a power exchange, and it works as the American sends a backhand long for 6-6.


18:57 05 Jul

Hercog-Gauff 3-3 in tie-break after twice exchanging mini-breaks

Calamitous beginning from Hercog, who runs around her forehand only to slam it into the net to give up an initial mini-break to the teenager.

Hercog retrieves it with an extremely cagey point, having opportunities to step up the pace but instead choosing to continue slicing the ball and moving it around, tempting Gauff into a forehand error for 1-1.

Coco lands that big serve for 2-1, but lets a potential opportunity slip with an error for 2-2. Hercog's serve on the next point is interrupted by a tiny bird that would be a mouthful for Rufus - plays a very good point after that, but Gauff gets a very lucky net cord to lead 3-2 with a mini-break! 

Hercog retrieves it for 3-3, again going to that testing, probing slice.
18:54 05 Jul

Tie-break for Gauff & Hercog

A backhand error from Gauff at 5-6 sees Hercog get to 30-30, but the teenager plays a composed point - serve and cross-court backhand into the opposite corner - for the error and game point. Can she take this to a tie-break? 

Maybe, but not right now as she double-faults, challenging the second-serve out call - correctly, as it turns out! She'll get another first serve on game point - but nets a drive volley off a defensive lob from Hercog for deuce. The Slovenian two points from the match again ...

Service winner for game point, and Hercog slices into the net. Tie-break!
18:50 05 Jul

Youthful encounter on No. 1 Court

An intriguing third-round clash between 18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime and 21-year-old Ugo Humbert is just getting going on No. 1 Court, with the winner to be Novak Djokovic's fourth-round opponent.
18:47 05 Jul

Gauff levels at 5-5

The teenager plays one of her best service games of the match to hold for 5-5, putting all the pressure back on Polona Hercog, who is very, very tight right now. Can she master her nerves?
18:41 05 Jul

Gauff saves 2 match points, breaks Hercog for 4-5

After saving two match points on her serve in the previous game, Gauff sees a break point as Hercog serves for the match after the Slovenian hits a nervous drive volley long.

Hercog saves it with a nerveless forehand winner, but Gauff improvises a smart short forehand slice that gets Hercog in all sorts of trouble and she will have another opportunity to break and keep this match alive ...

Second serve ... slice exchange, and Hercog nets. Gauff is back in it!
18:32 05 Jul

GSM Goffin d. Medvedev 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Now Goffin goes down 0-30 as a loose backhand down the line flies, but a Medvedev forehand hammered out gets him back to 30-30.

Medvedev has break point, though, as Goffin presses on his backhand - so nervous out there. 

Second serve but Goffin gets TWO lucky net cords in a lengthy rally to save the break point! Deuce.

Goffin plays a drop shot with way too much air on it but hits a reflex winner off Medvedev's smash for match point!

And Goffin seals the match with a gorgeous backhand winner down the line!
18:27 05 Jul

Goffin to serve for the match at 6-5

With Medvedev serving at 5-5, Goffin gets to 15-40 as he drop shots the Russian successfully.

A service winner from Medvedev erases the first break point, an ace down the T snuffs out the second. At deuce, Medvedev stops the point to challenge - and he's wrong, and is out of challenges. A third break point for Goffin - and Medvedev nets a backhand! Goffin will serve for the match!
18:19 05 Jul

GSM Djokovic d. Hurkacz 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-4

After dropping that second set, Djokovic steadies and remains in full control against a tough opponent as he books his place in the fourth round once more. 

He'll face Ugo Humbert or Felix Auger-Aliassime on 'manic Monday'. Now go and have the weekend off, Novak.
18:14 05 Jul

Goffin falls, holds from 15-40 to 4-4 in the fifth

Having just broken back, Goffin takes a very unlucky tumble and swiftly goes down 0-30, then 15-40.

Goffin saves the first break point with a brilliant forehand winner down the line, and the same shot erases the second! As Goffin gets to game point, Medvedev smashes his racquet furiously against the back fence.
18:10 05 Jul

Goffin breaks back in fifth, Medvedev fuming

David Goffin has broken back to 3-4 in the fifth set against Daniil Medvedev.

The Russian is not best pleased and is berating the umpire on the changeover,

'You are nothing! Can I swear? Can I swear at you? If I swear at you, I will get a fine, right? This is bullseye! Bullseye! Bullseye! I don't swear, right?'
18:02 05 Jul

Coco coming unstuck?

Polona Hercog breaks twice and wins the last three games of the set to lead Cori 'Coco' Gauff 6-3 on Centre Court.

Hercog knocked Madison Keys out in straight sets last round and is quietly having a good season, winning the title in Lugano in April. Will this be the end of Gauff's journey or can she find a way back?


17:53 05 Jul

Djokovic breaks to take control of the fourth set 7-5 6-7 6-1 3-1

Hurkacz is slipping away very quickly here, as he overcooks a forehand over the baseline to concede the early break in the fourth (and final?) set. Djokovic consolidates to lead 3-1.

Djokovic's response to dropping that second set has been terrific. He's given absolutely nothing away, and is now three games away from a spot in the fourth round.
17:45 05 Jul

Fernando Verdasco through to the fourth round

Fernando Verdasco arrived Wimbledon on a four-match losing streak at the tournament, but he has just booked his spot in the Round of 16.
 
The Spaniard got broken while serving for the win against Thomas Fabbiano, but he gets off his chair and breaks to close out a 6-4 7-6 6-4 victory.

He is into the Wimbledon second week for the first time since 2013, and will play either Medvedev or Goffin in the next round. 
17:39 05 Jul

Djokovic rattles through the third set against Hurkacz 7-5 6-7 6-1

Djokovic was steady in that third set, maybe upping the ante a little bit, but Hurkacz did not get anywhere near the levels he produced in the first two sets.

Djokovic not complaining- the defending champion is one set away from the fourth round.
17:34 05 Jul

Goffin and Medvedev going five...

Told you this could go the distance, and that's exactly what's happened as Goffin serves out the fourth set to force a decider...

Elsewhere, Fernando Verdasco will serve for the match against Thomas Fabbiano. 6-4 7-6 5-3.
17:25 05 Jul

Djokovic gets the early break the third set! 7-5 6-7 2-0

Predictable?

Well, Hurkacz's level has certainly dropped.

He quickly slips to a 0-40 deficit, and while he does well to save the first two break points, it's too big a margin to make up as Djokovic converts on the third.
17:16 05 Jul

Hurkacz takes second set against Novak Djokovic! 5-7 7-6

What a set of tennis that was!

Djokovic gets the first point of the breaker- against serve- but Hurkacz gets back the mini-break with another outrageous diving volley! Gasps, applause all over... Djokovic stunned!

The world No. 1 responds with a double fault, and a net-charging Hurkacz draws another Djokovic error for 3-1. 

Djokovic eats up a second serve to get back to 2-3, and a cute drop shot from the Serbian moves him to 3-3 at the change of ends.

Djokovic gives up another mini-break with a backhand that just misses, confirmed by hawkeye, but he gets back to parity with a sharp passing short-forehand winner combo. 4-4.

Hurkacz bangs an ace down the T for 5-4, but Djokovic drop shots to perfection for 5-5

The net cort for one bounces kindly for Hurkacz, and he cooly threats a neat backhand winner down the line for another set point, and he takes the set with a big serve-forehand combination!

It's a tremendous effort from the Pole, and he absolutely deserves that.

Can he maintain this level though?
17:14 05 Jul

Simona Halep beats Victoria Azarenka 6-3 6-1

Simona Halep produces her best performance of the tournament so far to take out Victoria Azarenka 6-3 6-1.
17:04 05 Jul

Djokovic saves two set points and forces a second set tie break

Hurkacz misses a return on a first set point, but he brings up another set point with a stupendous diving volley- everyone on their feet. Can he convert?

No he can't as he misses with an overzealous forehand!

Djokovic gets to game point with a big first serve, but a double fault drags him back to deuce. The No. 1 feeling the pressure here?

Another brilliant rallies is punctuated by a Hurkacz backhand into the net, and Djokovic eventually closes out a stunning game to force a second set tie break!

Will Hurkacz rue those missed chances?
16:59 05 Jul

Halep breaks! 6-3 3-1

Halep has been super solid all match; Azarenka not quite. A tame backhand into the net gives Halep the first break of the second set!
16:55 05 Jul

Halep vs Azarenka 6-3 2-1

Very competitive start to the second set, with both players having break points, but we're still on serve as Halep battles to a tough hold...
16:43 05 Jul

Hurkacz saves three break points and holds for 4-3

Another tremendous hold from Hurkacz- could easily have dropped his serve there with Djokovic pushing hard, but the Pole stands firm and drags himself out of trouble.

Playing the big points well is Hurkacz, saving nine of 10 break points (but he still trails by a set...)
16:38 05 Jul

Halep wins five games in a row to take first set against Azarenka 6-3

Victoria Azarenka jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but it went pear-shaped for the Belarusian after thant, with Halep reeling off five straight games to take the opener.
16:32 05 Jul

Hurkacz and Djokovic on serve in the second set

Hurbert Hurkacz trails by a set, but he's generally played a good match here...

The Pole sends down another rock solid hold to nudge ahead in this second set. 3-2.
16:27 05 Jul

Halep and Azarenka locked at 3-3

Azarenka had the early break, but Halep has responded with two straight games to even the first set at 3-3...
16:23 05 Jul

Goffin levels up at one-set all against Medvedev 4-6 6-2

You didn't think this will be straightforward, did you?

This could very well go the distance...
16:13 05 Jul

Halep and Azarenka on serve early doors 1-2

Blockbuster contest currently on Centre Court between former world No. 1s, Victoria Azareka and Simona Halep...

Azarenka leads 2-1, on serve...
16:07 05 Jul

Djokovic takes the first set 7-5

Oh uh...

Trouble for Djokovic as he double faults for 0-30, but some tidy serving helps him to 30-30... Two points away from claiming the opening set...

The world No. 1 gets to set point when Hurkacz nets a backhand, but he pegs himself back to deuce after finding the net with a regulation forehand...

A big first serve brings up another set point, and another well-placed delivery confirms the set for the Serbian.

Djokovic not quite at his best, but he steps it up towards the end to bag the set.

Hurkacz gave a lot to that set, but he ends up with nothing.
16:00 05 Jul

Djokovic breaks, and will serve for the first set! 6-5

Djokovic opens the game with a some trademark return brilliance...

A rattled Hurkacz then sends down consecutive double faults to tumble into a 0-40 hole...

He saves the first with a huge first serve, and the second after a lazy forehand error from Djokovic... 30-40..

A fine serve-forehand winner combiation gets the Pole to deuce...

Oh that's unfortunate for Hurkacz as a net cord drops into his own half to give Djokovic another break point...

Long entertaining rally ends with Hurkacz slicing a forehand long!

That's the break- Djokovic will serve for the set.
15:58 05 Jul

Djokovic vs Hurkacz 5-5

Hurkacz gets the first point of the game as Djokovic serves to stay in the set, but that's all the joy the Pole gets as Djokovic tidies up to race through a hold.

5-5.
15:55 05 Jul

Hurkacz holds for 5-4

Still neck-and-neck between Djokovic and Hurkacz, as the latter swings an ace out wide to close out another solid hold.

Can he steal a break and pinch the first set?
15:53 05 Jul

Medvedev up a set, but down a break on Goffin 6-4 0-2...

15:45 05 Jul

Pella takes out Anderson 6-4 6-3 7-6

It's a brilliant win for Guido Pella, who knocks out last year's finalist Kevin Anderson 6-4 6-3 7-6.

What a way to bring up match point- Pella winning a sensational exchange at the net- before putting away another volley to close out a superb win.

If you can, please try to see that point to bring up match point for Pella. Gripping exchange.

That's two big wins for Pella at Wimbledon in two years, following on from last year's victory over Marin Cilic. He's into the fourth round for the first time, and will play another big server/former finalist, Milos Raonic next.
15:41 05 Jul

Hurkacz saves three break points and holds for 3-2

Djokovic will be quite disappointed with that effort, especially a forehand error on the second of those three break points. Think he's blaming the bounce for that error...

Credit to Hurkacz though- he is competing very well here...
15:36 05 Jul

Djokovic saves break point and holds for 2-2

Djokovic not quite at his sharpest here, but he wriggles through multiple deuces and a break point to hang on to his serve after an eight-minute game...
15:35 05 Jul

Pella and Anderson into third set tie break 6-4 6-3 6-6

Can Pella close this out in straight sets, or will last year's runner-up, Anderson prolong this contest?
15:26 05 Jul

Good start for Hurkacz against Djokovic 2-1

Always important for an underdog like Hurkacz not to fall behind early doors against a top player like Djokovic, and the Pole is doing well so far, holding twice to lead 2-1...
15:16 05 Jul

Defending champion, Djokovic on court...

Novak Djokovic has been untroubled so far in his title defence, winning his opening two matches with minimum of fuss...

Can rising Pole, Hurkacz provide the Serb his first real challenge?
15:11 05 Jul

Medvedev vs Goffin just starting...

Intriguing contest between Daniil Medvedev and David Goffin...

Medvedev looking to reach the second week at Wimbledon for the first time, while Goffin is attempt to return to the R16 for the first time since 2016...

Medvedev was an easy victor in their only previous meeting at the Australian Open, but  Goffin is playing a lot better now than he was then...

Should be a fascinating contest...
14:54 05 Jul

Karolina Pliskova beats Su-Wei Hsieh 6-3 2-6 6-4 to move into R16

Now that's how to close out a match!

Serving for the match, Pliskova opens with a forehand winner; a big first serve down the T gives her 30-0; she brings up three match points with a thunderous ace, and she finishes off by pulling Hsieh left and right, and drawing the error. 

Having never gone beyond the second round at Wimbledon before last year, she has now made the R16 for the second straight year.

Charming smile at the net from the likeable Czech. And why not? That's eight wins on the bounce.

Is this the tournament when she finally claims that maiden Grand Slam title?
14:46 05 Jul

Bautista-Agut beats Khachanov 6-3 7-6 6-1

That's a terrific performance from Roberto Bautista-Agut, who takes down Karen Khachanov 6-3 7-6 6-1 to move into the fourth round for the third time in the last five years.

He will play Benoit Paire for a spot in the quarter finals! Opportunity beckons...
14:38 05 Jul

Hsieh battles back from a 0-40 to hold, but still trails by a break

Excellent effort by Hsieh, who fights back from 0-40 to hold, and move within one game of Pliskova.

She still trails by a break, but she has given herself a fighting chance..

Pliskova serving at 3-2 in the final set.
14:32 05 Jul

Anderson in trouble

Last year's beaten finalist, Kevin Anderson has got serious problems against Guido Pella as he trails 6-4 6-3...

Been a tough year for Anderson- is he about to exit Wimbledon in the third round?
14:18 05 Jul

Bautista-Agut two sets up on Khachanov 6-3 7-6

Bautistsa-Agut is two sets to the good against Karen Khachnov, as he dominates the third set tie break to take a 6-43 67 lesd.
14:14 05 Jul

Hsieh takes the second set 3-6 6-2

A brilliant response to dropping that first set from Hsieh as she put carves through Pliskova with her array of tricks to take the second set and push this match into a decider.
14:10 05 Jul

Hsieh saves four break points and holds for 5-2

Pliskova is pushing for the break back, but Hsieh refuses to budge, and holds after fending off four break points.

Pliskova serving to stay in the second set...
14:00 05 Jul

Hsieh leading Pliskova in second set

You just knew it was never going to be a straight-sets battle with these two. 

Hsieh having a lot more success in dragging Pliskova forward and then either forcing an error or passing her, and she's up 4-1 in the second.
13:57 05 Jul

GSM Paire d. Vesely 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-3, 7-6(2)

Jiri Vesely comes close to dragging Benoit Paire to a fifth set but the Frenchman is too good in the tie-break and ends the qualifier's run.

Paire into the fourth round here for the second time as a strong season for the bearded Benoit continues.
13:42 05 Jul

Paire & Vesely locked in battle in the fourth

Closing stages of the fourth set between Benoit Paire and qualifier Jiri Vesely - Paire is up two sets to one, can Vesely take this to a fifth?

Vesely's got a toehold as Paire serves at 4-5, but Paire's net game has really been shining in this match and it does so again as he finds an exqusiite drop shot for game point, then a fantastic defensive backhand slice for 5-5.
13:40 05 Jul

Bautista Agut going well

It's been a very good start for the perpetually underrated Bautista Agut, whose flat strokes serve him well on this surface.

He leads 10th seed Khachanov 6-2 and is looking fairly comfortable so far - he's made the fourth round of Wimbledon twice before.
13:35 05 Jul

set Pliskova leads Hsieh 6-3

Pliskova serving for the first set - she's been calm and composed so far, playing her preferred first-strike tennis, keeping Hsieh from showing off her tricks (although if history is any guide, that won't last).

And the third seed finds her sixth ace to close out the first set.
13:15 05 Jul

GSM Svitolina d. 6-3, 6-7(1), 6-2

A real battle royale for the eighth seed, but then that's just the kind of battle she likes. 

On her sixth match point, Svitolina finally closes out the dogged Sakkari to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon for just the second time. She'll face Petra Martic or Australian Open semifinalist Danielle Collins for the chance to make her first Wimbledon quarterfinal on Monday.
13:12 05 Jul

Pliskova taking on Hsieh in much-anticipated clash

It's one of the matches that, if you know, you've been looking forward to it - a huge clash of styles between the big-serving Karolina Pliskova, on a winning streak after crushing all challengers in Eastbourne but seemingly cursed to under-perform at Wimbledon, and the highly unorthodox, creative shotmaking of upset queen Su-Wei Hsieh, who has been playing her best tennis the past year or so and took out Halep 12 months ago at this stage. 

Their head-to-head? 1-1. 

Scorelines of those meetings?
Pliskova d. Hsieh 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(4)
Hsieh d. Pliskova 6-4, 1-6, 7-5

This could be a long one.
13:09 05 Jul

Anderson facing Pella on Centre Court

Last year's finalist Kevin Anderson has stayed strong when Stan Wawrinka, Alexander Zverev and others have crashed out of his quarter of the draw.

Now he's up against Guido Pella, much better known for his clay-court prowess, on Centre Court. But Pella did upset Marin Cilic last year ...
13:04 05 Jul

Svitolina saves break point to edge ahead 4-2

You have to hand it to Elina Svitolina - she's not going out of this tournament any other way than kicking and screaming.

She saves break point, sets up game point with a brilliant cross-court forehand passing shot that dips on to the line and holds to inch towards the fourth round.
13:00 05 Jul

Bautista Agut leads Khachanov early

Tenth seed Karen Khachanov, who's been powering through the early rounds and knocked out Queen's Club champion Feliciano Lopez, trails Roberto Bautista Agut 0-2 in their clash.

With the winner due to play Paire or the unseeded Vesely, and Kevin Anderson the highest seed in this quarter, there's a potential opportunity to make the quarterfinals or go even further ...
12:52 05 Jul

GSM Raonic d. Opelka 7-6(1), 6-2, 6-1

The first man into the round of 16 is reliable Wimbledon performer Milos Raonic, who makes the most of being given the opportunity to avoid a third-round clash with Stan Wawrinka by beating Wawrinka's conqueror Reilly Opelka in straight sets.

Shock of the day: Only one tie-break. Raonic saw TEN break points and converted four.

He'll face Kevin Anderson in a battle of former finalists, or Guido Pella.
12:50 05 Jul

Svitolina leads 3-1 in the third set

For the first time in the match, it's Svitolina who takes the early break lead as she consolidates a 3-1 lead on Sakkari with a service winner.

The Ukrainian has made literally half as many unforced errors as the Greek - 20 to Sakkari's 40. Gael Monfils chats to Andrew Bettles in the box.
12:36 05 Jul

SET Sakkari levels up 3-6, 7-6(1) vs Svitolina

Another seed in trouble now as Sakkari, having saved two match points at the end of the last set, dominates the tie-break to drag Svitolina to a decider.

Sakkari is trying to make the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time, having four times reached the third round and lost. 
12:29 05 Jul

GSM Zhang d. Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2

Wozniacki's turn to save match point as she tries to hold serve at 2-5, but she's very much on the ropes - and on her third match point, Zhang closes out the win 6-4, 6-2.

She's into the fourth round to face Yastremska or Golubic, a fuming Wozniacki is out, and the only remaining seed in this quarter of the draw is now Simona Halep, who faces Victoria Azarenka later.
12:24 05 Jul

Sakkari saves two match points - tie-break

Sakkari saves match point on her serve at 5-6 with a splendid long rally - and a second with a series of daring forehands - and holds to take it to a tie-break.
12:14 05 Jul

Svitolina breaks back as Sakkari serves for second set

Sakkari clung on to her early break in the second set, and is serving for it at 5-4 vs Svitolina - but goes 0-30 down as she misses a backhand. 

Svitolina brings her in on the next point and passes confidently down the line for 0-40 - then showcases her incredible turn of speed to chase down a drop shot and break back for 5-5.
12:12 05 Jul

Wozniacki trails 4-6, 1-3

She's extremely angry with Hawkeye, which she is sure is showing the wrong marks, but that's not why she's losing. Her forehand, mainly, is why she's losing. Also, her opponent is playing brilliantly.


12:03 05 Jul

Zhang retrieves an early break in the second set

Wozniacki broke to open the second set, but Zhang broke right back.

The Chinese player made the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2016, but before this year she was 0-5 at Wimbledon. A very streaky player, but a dangerous one, she's also beaten Wozniacki before - albeit in 2016 - and this has always been the Dane's weakest major, with the Australian Open champion and two-time US Open finalist yet to reach a quarterfinal here. 
12:00 05 Jul

SET Raonic 7-6(1)

In news that will SHOCK and ASTOUND you, the first set of the match between 6'5" Milos Raonic and 6'11" Reilly Opelka went to a tie-break.

Raonic - a former Wimbledon finalist, lest we forget - thoroughly dominated it. 
11:55 05 Jul

SET Vesely leads Paire 7-5

Czech qualifier Jiri Vesely, who you may remember from taking out Alexander Zverev in the first round, has taken a 7-5 lead on Benoit Paire.
11:49 05 Jul

SET Zhang leads Wozniacki 6-4

Remarkable comeback from Zhang Shuai - she trailed 0-4, and wins five games in a row to lead Wozniacki 5-4 on serve. 

She has a point for a sixth, and the set, as she forces Wozniacki into an error from wide - and she takes it with a fantastic backhand!
11:45 05 Jul

SET Svitolina 6-3

After trailing by that initial break, Svitolina reels off a succession of games to take a one-set lead.

Sakkari has the break in the second set to lead 1-0 - but can she consolidate? She's struggling to win any points behind her second serve.
11:28 05 Jul

Svitolina pegs Sakkari back

Having dodged a bullet in the previous round when Margarita Gasparyan was forced to retire when leading by a set, eighth seed Elina Svitolina is having to battle early against Greece's Maria Sakkari.

Sakkari led by an early break, but she's broken back for 2-3 after her lob drifts long. And she's down to one challenge.
11:25 05 Jul

Wozniacki off to a flier

Apologies for the lack of updates - technical issues.

Plenty of action already - Caroline Wozniacki has absolutely raced to a 4-0 lead on Zhang Shuai. The Dane is being watched by the retired Agnieszka Radwanska, who was a guest at her recent wedding.
10:39 05 Jul

Order of play for day 5 at Wimbledon 2019

Here is what's coming up on day five of Wimbledon 2019 from 11am.

This is the order of play for the biggest show courts - as always, you can click on the highlighted matches to read more in-depth analysis of that particularly match.

For the full order of play, click here - and don't forget that Andy Murray & Serena Williams's mixed doubles match is sure to be scheduled on either Centre or No. 1, whichever court gets its singles order of play finished first.

CENTRE COURT - 1:00PM

1. Kevin Anderson v Guido Pella
3. Polona Hercog v Cori Gauff

NO.1 COURT - 1:00PM

3. Felix Auger-Aliassime v Ugo Humbert

NO.2 COURT - 11:00AM

1. Caroline Wozniacki v Shuai Zhang
2. Karen Khachanov v Roberto Bautista Agut
3. Daniil Medvedev v David Goffin

NO.3 COURT - 11:00AM

2. Karolina Muchova v Anett Kontaveit
3. Fernando Verdasco v Thomas Fabbiano
4. Jamie Murray / Bethanie Mattek-Sands v
Joe Salisbury / Katy Dunne
10:27 05 Jul

Recap: Day 4

What were the main headlines of an absolutely action-packed first Thursday?

- Defending champion Angelique Kerber suffered a very unexpected loss in the second round at the hands of lucky loser Lauren Davis, although Kvitova, Barty, Stephens and Konta all won through in straights and Serena and Bertens battled through in three

- Rafa Nadal and Nick Kyrgios played an, ahem, feisty four-setter, which Rafa won in style, with Kyrgios unapologetic afterwards about aiming a ball full tilt at Nadal's body: 'I was going for him. I wanted to hit him.'


- And Andy Murray and Pierre-Hugues Herbert made a winning start to their men's doubles campaign! Next up for Murray? Mixed doubles with Serena Williams - we might have mentioned that's today
10:18 05 Jul

Wimbledon 2019 live blog: Day five!

Welcome, welcome, welcome to our live blog for day five of Wimbledon 2019.

Today's the day when the first contingent of players will make it into the fourth round and secure their places in the second week ...

Djokovic, Pliskova, Halep, Gauff, Anderson and more are in action today and we will be here keeping you updated from the first ball to the last, so do join us for rolling updates, results, commentary, analysis and news from Wimbledon on Friday 5 July!


By the end of Friday, the first batch of players will have secured their spots on Manic Monday and the second week of Wimbledon.

And the two matches of the day look to be in the women’s draw as Simona Halep and Victoria Azarenka - former World No. 1s, major champions and Wimbledon semi-finalists - square off for the fifth time, with their head-to-head locked at 2-2. Azarenka won the first two and Halep prevailed in the most recent two - who emerges victorious with a Wimbledon fourth round ticket today?

That match takes place second on Centre Court, while Eastbourne champion Karolina Pliskova squares off against the always-tricky Hsieh Su-Wei first up on No. 1 Court. Pliskova is playing her best tennis of the season and riding a seven-match winning streak, but all of that can come unstuck against the maddening Hsieh, who’s slice and mix of pace works wonders on the lawns. The 33-year-old is also no stranger to beating Pliskova or big Wimbledon upsets, defeating the Czech in Dubai earlier this season and conquering Halep at this stage of The Championships last year.

Other matches to look out for on the women’s side include 15-year-old sensation Cori ‘CoCo’ Gauff, who has been handed Centre Court treatment for her third round showdown against the unseeded Polona Hercog, while Elina Svitolina - who was lucky to make it this far as her second round opponent Margarita Gasparyan was struck down with cramps on the brink of victory - tries to make the fourth round for just the second time against Maria Sakkari.

Over on the men’s side, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic continues his Wimbledon title defence against Hubert Hurkacz - the same man he beat in straight sets in the opening round of Roland Garros last month, while the player he beat in last year’s final, Kevin Anderson, gets his first taste of Centre Court this year as he meets 26th seed Guido Pella for a place in the fourth round.

Rising 18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime also attempts to advance into the second week of a slam for the first time as he meets fellow young gun Ugo Humbert, while the men’s match of the day could very well take place out on No. 2 Court as Daniil Medvedev takes on a resurgent David Goffin.

It should be another superb day of tennis from The Championships as players look to book their place in the second week - 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 5 live scores, updates and commentary - Halep vs Azarenka clash in blockbuster third round; Djokovic, Anderson target second week

Simona Halep and Victoria Azarenka clash in a battle of former World No. 1s, while last year’s finalists Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson target a spot in the second week of Wimbledon as third round action gets underway on Friday July 5: live scores, updates and commentary live from Day 5 of The Championships 2019.

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