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Wimbledon 2019 Day 6 live scores, updates and commentary: Federer, Nadal, Serena, Barty and more look to reach second week

Live Tennis Staff in News 6 Jul 2019

Wimbledon Day 6 (PA Images)

Former champions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Petra Kvitova are among those gunning for a fourth round spot at Wimbledon today, along with World No. Ashleigh Barty, who brings a 14-match winning streak into her clash with wildcard Harriet Dart: live scores, updates and commentary live from Day 6 of The Championships 2019.

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13:21 06 Jul

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21:15 06 Jul

And that's a wrap on day 6!

21:05 06 Jul

GSM Sousa d. Evans 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

20:52 06 Jul

Sousa saves break point to lead 4-3

20:43 06 Jul

Evans and Sousa leaving EVERYTHING on the court

20:32 06 Jul

'We take it very seriously.'

20:29 06 Jul

GSM Murray/Williams d. Mies/Guarachi 6-4, 6-1

20:17 06 Jul

Murray/Williams hold from 0-40 to lead 4-0

20:07 06 Jul

SET Evans levels up 6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4 vs Sousa

20:00 06 Jul

Evans breaks & will serve for the fourth set

19:56 06 Jul

SET Murray/Williams 6-4

19:47 06 Jul

Mies/Guarachi save 2 set points, hold for 4-5

19:42 06 Jul

Murray/Williams fail to secure double break

19:31 06 Jul

Evans leads 2-0 in the fourth

19:27 06 Jul

Serena holds to lead 3-1

19:19 06 Jul

SET Sousa leads Evans 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

19:17 06 Jul

Murray/Williams consolidate to lead 2-0

19:13 06 Jul

Murray/Williams break to open despite wardrobe mishap

19:06 06 Jul

Murray & Williams on Centre Court together!

18:59 06 Jul

Three breaks in a row for Evans & Sousa

18:55 06 Jul

Murray/Serena doubles coming up on Centre

18:46 06 Jul

GSM Federer d. Pouille 7-5, 6-2, 7-6(4)

18:41 06 Jul

Tie-break time for Federer and Pouille!

18:36 06 Jul

GSM Berrettini d. Schwartzman 6-7(5), 7-6(2), 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-3

18:33 06 Jul

SET Sousa levels up 4-6, 6-4 vs Evans

18:27 06 Jul

Berrettini holds from 15-40 to lead 5-2

18:21 06 Jul

Sousa breaks back for 4-4

18:16 06 Jul

Federer holds from 15-30 to lead 3-2

18:14 06 Jul

Berrettini closing in on 5-set victory

18:10 06 Jul

Evans up a set and a break on Sousa

18:05 06 Jul

Federer leading 7-5, 6-2

16:43 06 Jul

Federer time!

16:36 06 Jul

GSM Konta d. Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

16:28 06 Jul

GSM Nadal d. Tsonga 6-2, 6-3, 6-2

16:19 06 Jul

GSM Skugor/Mektic d. Murray/Herbert 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2, 6-3

16:15 06 Jul

Konta breaks to open the third

16:12 06 Jul

Murray/Herbert on the ropes

16:09 06 Jul

SET Berrettini levels up 6-7(5), 7-6(2) vs Schwartzman

16:04 06 Jul

SET Konta levels up 3-6, 6-4 vs Stephens

16:00 06 Jul

Nadal breaks in the third set

15:55 06 Jul

Stephens & Konta locked at 4-4 in the second set

15:54 06 Jul

SET Nadal leads Tsonga 6-2, 6-3

15:50 06 Jul

SET Skugor/Mektic lead Murbert 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2

15:20 06 Jul

SET Stephens leads Konta 6-3

15:18 06 Jul

SET Nadal 6-2

15:15 06 Jul

Skugor/Mektic take the second set

14:57 06 Jul

GSM Strycova d. Bertens, 7-5, 6-1

14:47 06 Jul

Konta vs Stephens live now from No. 1

14:45 06 Jul

Nadal vs Tsonga live now from Centre Court

14:42 06 Jul

'Damned English'

14:28 06 Jul

SET Murray/Herbert 7-6(4)

14:25 06 Jul

SET Strycova leads Bertens 7-5

14:21 06 Jul

GSM Williams d. Goerges 6-3, 6-4

14:14 06 Jul

GSM Barty d. Dart 6-1, 6-1

14:11 06 Jul

Bertens saves set points for 5-5

14:08 06 Jul

4-4 between Murray/Herbert & Skugor/Mektic

14:04 06 Jul

Williams breaks in set 2

14:01 06 Jul

GSM Mertens d. Wang 6-2, 6-7(9), 6-4

13:47 06 Jul

SET Barty leads Dart 6-1

13:44 06 Jul

Skugor/Mektic hold 8-deuce game for 2-2

13:34 06 Jul

SET Williams leads Goerges 6-3

13:31 06 Jul

Bertens breaks Strycova early

13:28 06 Jul

Barty breaks Dart to open on Centre Court

13:25 06 Jul

Murray/Herbert doubles live now!

13:22 06 Jul

GSM Riske d. Bencic 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

13:12 06 Jul

Serena Williams on court to face Julia Goerges

13:08 06 Jul

GSM Querrey d. Millman 7-6(3), 7-6(8), 6-3

13:04 06 Jul

GSM Nishikori d. Johnson 6-4, 6-3, 6-2

12:44 06 Jul

Wang saves match point, levels 2-6, 7-6(9) vs Mertens

12:41 06 Jul

Riske levels up with Bencic 4-6, 6-4

12:37 06 Jul

SET Nishikori leads Johnson 6-4, 6-3

12:24 06 Jul

GSM Suarez Navarro d. Davis 6-3, 6-3

12:22 06 Jul

GSM Kvitova d. Linette 6-3, 6-2

12:17 06 Jul

Nishikori takes break lead in the second set

12:06 06 Jul

Suarez Navarro headed to the R16

12:00 06 Jul

Do not forget about Belinda Bencic

11:57 06 Jul

SET Nishikori leads Johnson 6-4

11:47 06 Jul

SET Kvitova leads Linette 6-3

11:41 06 Jul

Linette saves four set points

11:37 06 Jul

Mertens broken back by Wang

11:32 06 Jul

Kvitova up, Nishikori down

11:14 06 Jul

Kvitova vs Linette: Not a foregone conclusion

11:07 06 Jul

Players on court - let's go!

10:43 06 Jul

Recap: Day 5

10:40 06 Jul

Order of play for day 6 at Wimbledon 2019

10:33 06 Jul

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13:21 06 Jul

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21:15 06 Jul

And that's a wrap on day 6!

What. A. DAY, my friends. What a day.

We saw some sensational tennis, some ruthless demolitions and some lengthy battles but at the end of it all, we can say that the fourth round is set.

Here's what is coming up on Manic Monday:

Djokovic (1) vs Humbert
Goffin (21) vs Verdasco
Pella (26) vs Raonic (15)
Bautisat Agut (23) vs Paire (28)
Querrey vs Sandgren
Sousa vs Nadal (3)
Nishikori (8) vs Kukushkin
Berrettini (17) vs Federer (2)

Barty (1) vs Riske
Williams (11) vs Suarez Navarro (20)
Strycova vs Mertens (21)
Konta (19) vs Kvitova (6)
Svitolina (8) vs Martic (24)
Muchova vs Pliskova (3)
Halep (7) vs Gauff
Zhang vs Yastremska

See you then! 
21:05 06 Jul

GSM Sousa d. Evans 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

An absolutely incredible shot by Joao Sousa to set up match point - a running backhand down the line for 30-40 as Evans serves at 4-5! 

AND HE'S TAKEN IT - Evans plays a great point but nets a volley from right on top of the net!

The two hug - a heartbreaker for Evans but what a performance from Joao Sousa, Portugal's first ever player into the fourth round of Wimbledon.
20:52 06 Jul

Sousa saves break point to lead 4-3

A cluster of unforced errors from Joao Sousa gives Dan Evans a break point at 3-3, but the Portuguese player fends it off with a quick attacking point closed with a smash.

He holds to edge ahead 4-3.
20:43 06 Jul

Evans and Sousa leaving EVERYTHING on the court

Evans broke to start the fifth set - Sousa broke back. They're locked at 2-2 with Evans just having attempted a spectacular dive ...
20:32 06 Jul

'We take it very seriously.'

Serena: 'We've never played together so it's always a learning curve ... We take it very serious.'

Murray: 'It was a good start, I thought we played well, returned good, both of us served well.'

Asked who the boss is, Serena says: 'We're partners! There's no "I" in team.'

Murray adds: 'We're both the younger siblings so we're used to being bossed. We're taking it in turns.'
20:29 06 Jul

GSM Murray/Williams d. Mies/Guarachi 6-4, 6-1

It's officially a winning return for Andy Murray to Centre Court as he partners Serena Williams to a mixed doubles victory sealed by a return winner from Murray!
20:17 06 Jul

Murray/Williams hold from 0-40 to lead 4-0

They are very much in charge in this set and look to be headed to the finish line ...
20:07 06 Jul

SET Evans levels up 6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4 vs Sousa

You couldn't ask for a more passionate atmosphere than you'll find on No. 1 Court right now as Evans tries to serve out the fourth set.

He's up 30-0, but misses the wrong-footing backhand down the line wide - right idea, wrong execution. 

Sousa hammers the inside-out forehand wide and it's two set points for Evans - and he converts with an absolutely superb point, brilliant defense and then an absolutely vicious short-angled slice to draw Sousa in and pass him! 

Looks like there will be a delay as they close the roof now ...
20:00 06 Jul

Evans breaks & will serve for the fourth set

Evans has, naturally, lost the early break he has in this set but has a toehold on Sousa's serve at 4-4 - and then a break point as Sousa double faults at deuce.

Sousa battles it off, landing big forehands down both lines - very clean hitting from the Portuguese player, but he fires a forehand long on the next point and Evans will have another break point. If he gets this he'll be serving to send the match to a fifth set ...

Evans isn't able to get on to the front foot though and Sousa runs him from side to side for deuce. But the British player will have a third chance ... Saved by Sousa with a serve that Hawkeye shows to have just grazed the service line.

A fourth opportunity - and Evans breaks!
19:56 06 Jul

SET Murray/Williams 6-4

Murray serves the first set out to 15 and team 'Sirena' are halfway to a win.
19:47 06 Jul

Mies/Guarachi save 2 set points, hold for 4-5

A good return from Serena forces a Guarachi volley long for 15-30 as Mies serves at 3-5, and Murray will have a look at a second serve return - Williams cracks a backhand which forces another Guarachi volley error, and it's two set points for 'Sirena'.

Mies aces Serena down the T for 30-40, and then the Murray/Williams attempt the cross but are outfoxed by Mies, again, for deuce. Serena hits an absolute SCREAMER of a forehand return winner cross-court for set point, but a slip lands her on the ground at the net on the next point. She gets up laughing, though.

A Murray return forces a Guarachi volley error to peg them back from game point to deuce - Guarachi lands a neat drive volley for game point once more, and they hold as Murray slaps a forehand into the net. 


19:42 06 Jul

Murray/Williams fail to secure double break

Mies and Guarachi hold a lengthy service game that took at least eight minutes to stay just a single break down, helped by a couple of inspired points from Mies and by a big forehand unforced error from Murray on break point. 

He looked suitably chastened afterwards.
19:31 06 Jul

Evans leads 2-0 in the fourth

Dan Evans is distinctly unimpressed after having been given a warning by the umpire for audible obscenity (he insists he didn't say it, whatever it was) and it might have fired him up a bit, he consolidates a break to lead 2-0 in the fourth.

Although, you know, having breaks early in sets hasn't really been his problem in this match so far.
19:27 06 Jul

Serena holds to lead 3-1

It's going pretty well in the opening stages for Team Sirena as Williams holds to 15 to build a 3-1 lead.
19:19 06 Jul

SET Sousa leads Evans 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Right, in the remaining men's singles match, what is happening?

Evans served for the third set, on which he's been up a break twice, couldn't close it out and is now down break/set points at 5-6 - he saves the first, but Sousa pens him into his backhand corner for an error and converts the second
19:17 06 Jul

Murray/Williams consolidate to lead 2-0

Murray serving to consolidate the opening break - they hold to 30, with an error from Murray on the opening point and a return winner from Mies, to lead 2-0.
19:13 06 Jul

Murray/Williams break to open despite wardrobe mishap

There's laughter after the first point as it turns out Williams has forgotten to take her accreditation badge off and has to scurry to her chair ...

However, that in no way stops the pairing from immediately breaking serve to lead 1-0.
19:06 06 Jul

Murray & Williams on Centre Court together!

Did you ever think you'd see the day ...

They are out to face Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi, and with Murray having gone out of the men's doubles earlier, his tournament will be over if he and Serena can't get the win.

No pressure Serena ...
18:59 06 Jul

Three breaks in a row for Evans & Sousa

Evans establishes a break lead in the third set for the second time.

He couldn't consolidate the last one - can he hold serve here and put some daylight between him and Sousa in the scoreline? He'll serve at 4-3 ...
18:55 06 Jul

Murray/Serena doubles coming up on Centre

It's been confirmed - Andy Murray and Serena Williams will play their first mixed doubles match against Mies/Garachi on Centre Court shortly.

Get ready!
18:46 06 Jul

GSM Federer d. Pouille 7-5, 6-2, 7-6(4)

Federer takes a 2-0 mini-break lead as he chips and charges, and the tie-break goes on with serve, leaving Federer 4-3 up with two serves to come.

He serves and volleys for 5-3, and sets up match points with a big serve, closing out the match on his second. He's into the fourth round once more to face Matteo Berrettini.
18:41 06 Jul

Tie-break time for Federer and Pouille!

Pouille has played well in this set - can he take it to a tie-break?

Federer whips an excellent forehand cross-court passing shot winner for 15-15, but Pouille edges ahead 30-15. He's stopped play on this next point to challenge, which could be unwise - and so it proves, because Hawkeye upholds the original call for 30-30.

A good serve and Pouille pops in to net and hops up to clean up a defensive lob for 40-30, but a smart backhand from Federer catches Pouille on the hop as he tries to run round his own backhand for deuce.

And he double faults to go down match point! 

It's swiftly saved by Pouille's fifth ace of the match, and Federer frames a forehand long for game point - sixth ace to seal it. Tie-break!
18:36 06 Jul

GSM Berrettini d. Schwartzman 6-7(5), 7-6(2), 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-3

Big-serving Italian Matteo Berrettini improves to 12-1 on the grass in 2019 as he closes out a very, very hard-fought win over Diego Schwartzman.

He falls flat on his back in joy - this is the first time he's reached the fourth round at any major. He'll face Roger Federer or Lucas Pouille (I mean, it'll be Federer) in the last 16 on Monday - a big milestone for the 23-year-old.
18:33 06 Jul

SET Sousa levels up 4-6, 6-4 vs Evans

Dan Evans saves three break points but double faults on the fourth and Joao Sousa takes the second set, winning the last four games.
18:27 06 Jul

Berrettini holds from 15-40 to lead 5-2

They don't call him dogged, diminutive Diego Schwartzman for nothing; they call him that because he's dogged. And diminutive.

The Argentine earns two break points on Berrettini's serve at 4-2 - the Italian saves the first with a big serve, the second with an ace, which Schwartzman challenges to no avail.

Another ace - Berrettini's 21st of the match - takes him to game point and he builds a 5-2 lead with yet another big delivery.
18:21 06 Jul

Sousa breaks back for 4-4

With Evans serving at 4-3 in the second set, Sousa sees his first break point of the match. Evans fends it off with a service winner wide but must immediately face another as Sousa, seeing a second serve, strikes a big return down the line and attacks the net behind it - and breaks as he gets Evans on the defensive again.
18:16 06 Jul

Federer holds from 15-30 to lead 3-2

Pouille opens the game on Federer's serve at 2-2 with a neat net attack and gets to 15-30, but can't make the most of a second serve with Federer playing the return straight into open court off the back foot.

Federer comes in to force a pass wide and holds with a smash.
18:14 06 Jul

Berrettini closing in on 5-set victory

Stuttgart champion Berrettini and Diego Schwartzman have been playing an incredibly tight one with three of the first four sets going to tie-breaks - but Berrettini has the break to lead in the decider, and has just saved break point to go up 3-0.
18:10 06 Jul

Evans up a set and a break on Sousa

Dan Evans is going extremely well on No. 1 Court - he leads Joao Sousa 6-4, 4-2.

Perhaps all that practicing with Federer is paying off.

Evans is looking to make the round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the second time after doing so at the 2017 Australian Open, when he beat Marin Cilic and Bernard Tomic.
18:05 06 Jul

Federer leading 7-5, 6-2

Apologies for the delay in updates - technical problems.

While I've been wrestling with those, Roger Federer has been wrestling with Lucas Pouille - well, wrestling in the first set. More trampling on him in the second.

Federer looks in very fine fettle at the start of the third.
16:43 06 Jul

Federer time!

We've had Ash Barty, we've had Rafael Nadal, now it's time for Roger Federer to take to Centre Court and strut his stuff against Lucas Pouille (a semifinalist at the Australian Open this year, but who has barely won a match since). 
16:36 06 Jul

GSM Konta d. Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Don't let anybody tell you that this was about Stephens's level dropping - it was a tremendous effort by Konta to raise her own level in the second set and she went to a whole new level in the third. 

Turned out to be a brilliant performance against a tough opponent and she's into the round of 16 to face Petra Kvitova! 
16:28 06 Jul

GSM Nadal d. Tsonga 6-2, 6-3, 6-2

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is something of a shadow of his former self these days, and Nadal romps all over him to book his place in the last 16 for the ninth time.

That was Nadal's 50th match win at Wimbledon - he's the ninth player in the Open Era to amass that many. He'll face Joao Sousa or Dan Evans next.
16:19 06 Jul

GSM Skugor/Mektic d. Murray/Herbert 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2, 6-3

The sixth seeds put paid to Andy Murray and Pierre-Hugues Herbert's men's doubles campaign, breaking British hearts everywhere.

The Croatians were just too savvy and experienced together as a team and they played a brilliant match. 

Murray will be back later for mixed doubles with Serena Williams - will they fare better?
16:15 06 Jul

Konta breaks to open the third

The British player continues to flourish as she sets up break point with a nicely-judged volley down the line, then converts as Stephens misses a forehand wide.

One thing we know about Sloane Stephens, when it starts to fall apart, things can disintegrate very quickly ...
16:12 06 Jul

Murray/Herbert on the ropes

Their Wimbledon campaign is hanging by a thread as Skugor and Mektic lead 4-2 and serving in the fourth set ...
16:09 06 Jul

SET Berrettini levels up 6-7(5), 7-6(2) vs Schwartzman

Italy's Matteo Berrettini is 33-13 in 2019 and 11-1 on grass this year after winning Stuttgart and reaching the semifinals in Halle - and the big-serving Berrettini has just levelled up with pocket-sized Diego Schwartzman after dominating the second-set tie-break.

That one may well go the distance ...
16:04 06 Jul

SET Konta levels up 3-6, 6-4 vs Stephens

Serving to stay in the second set, Stephens is under pressure as she puts a forehand in the net to trail 15-30.

Just a slackening of intensity/thickening of nerves after being unable to break Konta earlier in the set, and it's come at the worst possible time.

But there is nothing slack about that sizzling cross-court forehand to end a baseline exchange! Smartly sharpening up the angle - but Konta uses the same tactic to get to set point, backing it up by going down the line for an error from Stephens. 

A classic serve and forehand combination from Stephens to save it, but Konta handles a potentially tricky smash well (set up with the help of a net cord) to get to a second ... and she successfully wrongfoots Stephens and takes it with a forehand winner! 


16:00 06 Jul

Nadal breaks in the third set

Surely this is all over bar the formalities as Nadal breaks to love to lead 2-1 in the third set, Tsonga burying an inside-out cross-court forehand in the net. 

Roger Federer and Lucas Pouille, who are next on Centre Court, had better start warming up ...
15:55 06 Jul

Stephens & Konta locked at 4-4 in the second set

Stephens has had four break points in two different service games of Konta's, but the British player has been able to find her biggest serves on those crucial points - and now for the first time she has Stephens under pressure on serve, setting up break point at 3-4 with a big forehand return.

Konta sees a second serve but her return drifts long - that's a golden opportunity squandered. She challenges, but to no avail; the ball missed by inches. Stephens finds a 98mph serve for game point and holds as Konta nets a backhand.
15:54 06 Jul

SET Nadal leads Tsonga 6-2, 6-3

I'll say one thing for a tough draw - it sharpens you up. Rafael Nadal is looking pin-sharp as he takes a two-sets lead over Tsonga on Centre Court.
15:50 06 Jul

SET Skugor/Mektic lead Murbert 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2

After losing the second set, the pair have been broken to trail 2-5 in the third - and face break/set point on Murray's serve.

It's fended off, but an absolutely brilliant point from the sixth seeds see them erase game point and get back to deuce, and now a second set point is set up by a forehand down the line - and converted.

Murray and Herbert in real trouble now - they'll have to find a way to win in five if they are to come through to the third round.


15:20 06 Jul

SET Stephens leads Konta 6-3

For just the second time in four matches, Sloane Stephens takes a set from Johanna Konta.

The American protected her serve doggedly and that made the difference. Very focused from Stephens so far, but she does have lapses - 
15:18 06 Jul

SET Nadal 6-2

In their first meeting since 2015, Nadal takes the first set 6-2 to lead Tsonga on Centre Court.
15:15 06 Jul

Skugor/Mektic take the second set

Pierre-Hugues Herbert's serve gives way at the end of the second set and it is one set all on No. 2 Court.
14:57 06 Jul

GSM Strycova d. Bertens, 7-5, 6-1

Never ever underestimate Barbora Strycova on a grass court. The Czech downs fourth seed Kiki Bertens (a quarterfinalist last year) to put herself into the last 16 at Wimbledon for the second time (she was a quarterfinalist in 2014).

She'll face Elise Mertens in the fourth round on Monday.
14:47 06 Jul

Konta vs Stephens live now from No. 1

Great Britain's Johanna Konta, a Wimbledon semifinalist in 2017 and French Open semifinalist last month, is just starting against ninth seed Sloane Stephens.

Konta has a superb record against the US Open champion - she's won all three of their matches so far, including an absolutely brilliant performance in the Roland Garros quarterfinals.
14:45 06 Jul

Nadal vs Tsonga live now from Centre Court

After his battle with Nick Kyrgios - won in resounding style - Rafael Nadal faces another powerful attacking player in Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, a two-time former Wimbledon semifinalist but surely past his best.

Tsonga holds for 1-1.
14:42 06 Jul

'Damned English'

Fabio Fognini is down two sets to Tennys Sandgren and, as you can see, is not happy to have been put on Court 12. 


Charming as always, Fabio.
14:28 06 Jul

SET Murray/Herbert 7-6(4)

The Channel pairing dominate the tie-break and take the lead as Murray forces a volley error from Skugor (or Mektic, still haven't worked out which one is which to be totally honest with you). 
14:25 06 Jul

SET Strycova leads Bertens 7-5

The fourth seed is in trouble for the second match in a row as the all-court play, great defense and determination of Barbora Strycova - at her best on this surface - makes itself felt, pressuring a backhand error out of Bertens on set point.
14:21 06 Jul

GSM Williams d. Goerges 6-3, 6-4

The rematch of the 2018 semifinal ends the same way as Williams plays her most impressive match of The Championships so far, producing impressive serving and returning to beat Goerges in straight sets for the fifth time in five meetings.

She'll face Carla Suarez Navarro - who hasn't taken a set from her in six matches - for a place in the quarterfinals on Monday.
14:14 06 Jul

GSM Barty d. Dart 6-1, 6-1

Make that 14 wins in a row for top seed Barty, who disposes tidily of Great Britain's Harriet Dart with the aid of 11 aces with just 52 minutes on the clock. 

Barty hasn't had the toughest draw by any means, but still, her Wimbledon campaign so far has gone like this: 6-4, 6-2, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1.

That's just 12 games dropped in reaching the last 16 for the first time. She'll face Alison Riske next - that could be more of a challenge.
14:11 06 Jul

Bertens saves set points for 5-5

After initially leading by a break, Bertens was pegged back and finds herself 15-40 down against the dangerous Strycova.

But the fourth seed manages to fend off both break points and hold with a very slick backhand volley, despite Strycova being so determined to chase down the ball she ends up hanging on to the net like a spider monkey.
14:08 06 Jul

4-4 between Murray/Herbert & Skugor/Mektic

Both pairs have had chances to break but been unable to convert. Herbert serving now to put the Channel pairing ahead again.
14:04 06 Jul

Williams breaks in set 2

She takes the lead in the fifth game, picking up Goerges's serve beautifully with a backhand return - her returning off that wing has been great so far today - and forcing a backhand error from the German to lead 3-2.

If previous encounters hold true, that should be game, set & match - but it will be interesting to see how Williams fares in closing it out after struggling to do so against Juvan in the last round.
14:01 06 Jul

GSM Mertens d. Wang 6-2, 6-7(9), 6-4

In a 2-hour, 50-minute battle, it's Elise Mertens, the Doha champion and 21st seed, who comes out on top to reach the last 16 at Wimbledon for the first time.

She'll face Bertens or Strycova for a place in the quarterfinals on Monday.
13:47 06 Jul

SET Barty leads Dart 6-1

So far the Barty party is very much prevailing over any attempt by the Centre Court crowd or indeed the woman herself to get a Harriet Dart-y party started.

She breaks twice and closes out the first set 6-1 with her fifth ace.
13:44 06 Jul

Skugor/Mektic hold 8-deuce game for 2-2

A brilliant lob from Murray sets up break point in the fourth game, which has already seen seven deuces, but a strong serve from Mektic/Skugor makes it eight deuces.

Murray gets minorly tagged at net (on the calf) for game point and the Croatian duo hold.
13:34 06 Jul

SET Williams leads Goerges 6-3

While I was updating you on other courts, Williams has taken a 5-2 lead on Goerges on No. 1. Not surprising - the German is a great player, but the things she does well (mainly big serve and powerful forehand) Williams does better, and smarter, and can do plenty of other things to boot.

That's why all four of their previous matches have gone William's way in straight sets, including their two Grand Slam matches in 2018 when Williams was even shorter on match practice than she is now.

Goerges holds to narrow the gap to 3-5, but there's no sign of the scrappiness and poor serving that troubled Williams in the first set against Kaja Juvan in the last round - so far.

Up 30-0, Williams misses a forehand long, and then can't find her first serve and Goerges punishes her second with an excellent return down the line for 30-30, but Williams bangs down an ace for set point.

Goerges saves it with a good return which catches a forwards-charging Williams on the hop for deuce, then saves a second set point with a deep return off a second serve which gets an error off the back foot from the American.

Williams cleans up a short ball with a neat dink into the open court for a third set point and converts - this time she's ready for the strong return and finds a forehand on to the sideline.
13:31 06 Jul

Bertens breaks Strycova early

Another under-the-radar seed, fourth seed Kiki Bertens, is taking on former quarterfinalist Barbora Strycova - very dangerous on this surface.

Bertens broke to lead 2-1 and is trying to consolidate. She had a tough one in the last round against Taylor Townsend and barely scraped through.
13:28 06 Jul

Barty breaks Dart to open on Centre Court

World no. 1 Ashleigh Barty is out on Centre Court to face Great Britain's Harriet Dart, who's just netted a backhand to be broken.

Barty's progress to the third round has been extremely smooth - it almost feels like she's been flying under the radar a little bit with so much focus on the likes of Coco Gauff. But she's on a 14-match winning streak and is trying to make the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time.
13:25 06 Jul

Murray/Herbert doubles live now!

Andy Murray and Pierre-Hugues Herbert have just held serve to open their second-round doubles match against Franko Skugor and Nikola Mektic.

You better believe we'll keep you posted on that one.
13:22 06 Jul

GSM Riske d. Bencic 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Alison Riske trailed by a break in the decider and had to save double-break points which would have given Belinda Bencic a 4-0 lead - but the grass-court loving American surges back to take the match and reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time!

She'll face Ash Barty or Harriet Dart.
13:12 06 Jul

Serena Williams on court to face Julia Goerges

Opening play on No. 1 Court: Serena Williams, who faces Julia Goerges in a rematch of last year's semifinal.

And what a bright start Williams is making - she's superbly quick off the mar to chase down a Goerges volley for a winner and 0-40 after holding to open.

Goerges staves off two break points with big serves, and finds an ace for deuce. Williams misses a backhand return off a second serve down the T and Goerges holds, handling a fearsome Williams return very well and closing out the point with a smash.
13:08 06 Jul

GSM Querrey d. Millman 7-6(3), 7-6(8), 6-3

Former semifinalist Sam Querrey, who knocked out Dominic Thiem in the first round, is into the last 16 to face Tennys Sandgren or 12th seed Fabio Fognini.
13:04 06 Jul

GSM Nishikori d. Johnson 6-4, 6-3, 6-2

Recording his 400th ATP-level match win in progressively more dominant straight sets, Kei Nishikori is into the fourth round of Wimbledon as he closes out a demoralized Steve Johnson.

As I said, that's the first time since the 2015 French Open he's won his first three matches at a major in straight sets (and one of those RG matches was a walkover). He'll face Mikhail Kukushkin or Jan-Lennard Struff on Monday, and you have to like his chances of making back-to-back Wimbledon quarterfinals.
12:44 06 Jul

Wang saves match point, levels 2-6, 7-6(9) vs Mertens

A second-set tie-break between Elise Mertens and Wang Qiang - can the Chinese player drag this to a decider?

Wang really dazzled in 2018 on Asian hard courts especially, putting together an extraordinary run towards the end of the season to rise into the top 20. But she's been quite quiet so far in 2019, except for making the quarterfinals of Miami.

Wang retrieves an early mini-break to level at 2-2, and then takes a mini-break lead of her own for 5-3 with some gorgeous flat hitting down the lines - the more aggressive Wang plays, the better she is. 

Mertens levels at 5-5 as she strikes a fantastic forehand down the line past the charging Wang and saves set point on her own serve for 6-6, but Wang will have one on her own serve as Mertens misses a forehand long - she works her way on top in a 20-shot rally, only to miss the forehand drive for the finishing shot wide. She sinks to her knees in despair.

Wang recovers well to set up a third set point and plays it very well, but can't quite close the net to finish it off and Mertens levels 8-8.

Mertens has a first match point at 9-8, but Wang saves it in a lengthy point featuring a forehand that grazes the absolute outside of the line for 9-9, then plays a dominant point to give herself a fourth set point at 10-9 - finds a good return and finishes off with a forehand drive!
12:41 06 Jul

Riske levels up with Bencic 4-6, 6-4

Alison Riske - who, as we may have mentioned, likes a bit of grass and won 's-Hertogenbosch a few weeks ago - has levelled up at one set all with 13th seed Belinda Bencic.

Bit of a test now for Bencic, who vents her emotions after the second set in what you might call trademark style (it involves a lot of shouting).
12:37 06 Jul

SET Nishikori leads Johnson 6-4, 6-3

Nishikori continues to look tremendously solid ever since giving way that early break, just smothering Johnson with pressure from the baseline in his trademark style, serving well.

If he continues in this mode, he'll be into the third round of a Grand Slam without dropping a set for the first time since the 2015 French Open (and one of those matches was a walkover).
12:24 06 Jul

GSM Suarez Navarro d. Davis 6-3, 6-3

Just seconds before Kvitova closes out her match, Carla Suarez Navarro - another veteran - finishes up her victory over Lauren Davis, ending the lucky loser's run.

Davis had little to offer today but Suarez Navarro was very good and the reliable Spaniard awaits Serena Williams - or Julia Goerges - on Monday. With an 0-6 record against Williams (0-12 in sets) she'll obviously be hoping that Goerges can pull off a miracle later.
12:22 06 Jul

GSM Kvitova d. Linette 6-3, 6-2

And that's how it's done - two-time Wimbledon champion is into the fourth round for the first time since winning the title in 2014 as she calmly closes out a straight-sets victory over Magda Linette.

Not the toughest draw so far for Kvitova but with her limited preparation and history of early exits at this tournament, that's still impressive. It's about to get tough, though: She's up against Sloane Stephens or Johanna Konta in the last 16.
12:17 06 Jul

Nishikori takes break lead in the second set

Wimbledon has always been the least successful of the four Grand Slams for Kei Nishikori - until last year, he'd never reached a quarterfinal (having made at least three at each of the other four majors), and obviously he has never gone beyond unlike at the US Open where he is a former runner-up and two-time semifinalist.

Week 1 has served him fairly well, though, and if he gets through this one with Johnson - whom he currently leads by a set and a break - he will face Jan-Lennard Struff or Mikhail Kukushkin on Monday for a shot at reaching the quarterfinals. Not the worst draw, although in said quarterfinal he'd be overwhelmingly likely to face Roger Federer.
12:06 06 Jul

Suarez Navarro headed to the R16

In the race to be the first winner of the day, Carla Suarez Navarro is leading.

The Spanish veteran is just a couple of games away from reaching the round of 16 for the third time - she's absolutely crushing a totally abject Lauren Davis, who is playing very poorly after knocking Angelique Kerber out in the last round.
12:00 06 Jul

Do not forget about Belinda Bencic

The Swiss player, who put together an unbelievably impressive run to win Dubai in February, was quiet during the clay-court season - it's not her favourite surface - but she's made the last 16 at Wimbledon twice before and is starting to emerge as one of the main threats in the 'quarter of death'.

Don't believe me? She's beaten former quarterfinalists Kaia Kanepi and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova already, and leads grass-court specialist Alison Riske - who beat Donna Vekic in the first round - 6-4 right now.

That's honestly one of the toughest draws imaginable for a player who's seeded 13th and she's handling it in style so far. She could face Ash Barty next ...
11:57 06 Jul

SET Nishikori leads Johnson 6-4

After trailing by that early break, Nishikori turns things around in style - from 1-3 down, he wins the next four games to lead 3-5, has set points but can't convert, but serves the set out to love to lead 6-4.
11:47 06 Jul

SET Kvitova leads Linette 6-3

This is impressive from Linette, who attacks the net to go up 15-30 on Kvitova's serve at 5-3.

The Czech produces a clean forehand winner, her 14th winner of the match so far, to level at 30-30, finds a good serve wide for set point and converts with another booming delivery. 6-3 in 36 minutes, 14 winners to 6 unforced errors, not too much to repine about there. 
11:41 06 Jul

Linette saves four set points

Serving to stay in the set, Linette goes down 0-30 and Kvitova cracks a forehand winner down the line to set up three set points. 

The Pole comes up with some of her best serving to save four, however, and holds with a forehand winner, wrong-footing Kvitova.
11:37 06 Jul

Mertens broken back by Wang

There's been zero chat about Doha champion (and former Australian Open semifinalist) Elise Mertens outside of her native Belgium so far, but she hasn't dropped a set and both her matches so far have included her dishing out bagel sets.

Plus if she gets to the fourth round with a win today she'll play Kiki Bertens and we can all have fun with that.

Mertens has broken to lead Wang Qiang 3-1 - but is broken back after a backhand error. Wang is trying to join Caroline Wozniacki's Zhang Shuai in the round of 16 - Zhang was the first Chinese player to make the last 16 since Peng Shuai in 2014.
11:32 06 Jul

Kvitova up, Nishikori down

Right, just done my bit to hype up/tell everyone to stop hyping up Coco Gauff. What's going on?

Kvitova has broken to lead Linette 4-1 - their one previous match was a very straightforward win for Kvitova, on the Czech's least favourite surface as well, so all going to plan for her so far.

Not going so well for Kei Nishikori, who has dropped serve early against Steve Johnson.
11:14 06 Jul

Kvitova vs Linette: Not a foregone conclusion

Petra Kvitova came into this tournament with scant preparation, having been unable to play a match or even to practice after injuring her arm before the French Open.

The two-time champion had to really battle in the first set against Kristina Mladenovic on Thursday, and her lack of match practice has been very evident as she has struggled to find rhythm and range on the forehand. Meanwhile, Magda Linette played very well to oust Amanda Anisimova in the second round.

Kvitova also has to manage her nerves - she hasn't been past the third round since winning her second Wimbledon title in 2014. So this is not a gimme, is what I'm trying to say. 
11:07 06 Jul

Players on court - let's go!

The sun is shining, the seats are (somewhat) filled and the players are out on court for the start of play on day 6 of Wimbledon.

Eighth seed Kei Nishikori is out on No. 3 Court to face Steve Johnson while sixth seed Petra Kvitova takes on Magda Linette on No. 2 Court - those are the main matches we'll be focusing on, but there is plenty more going on including Sam Querrey Belinda Bencic and Elise Mertens.

I solemnly swear to keep you updated on all of it (but first I have to nip on to BBC West Midlands to talk about Coco Gauff for five minutes. BRB!)


10:43 06 Jul

Recap: Day 5

Here are the main storylines from another fun-filled Friday at Wimbledon 2019


- Defending champion Novak Djokovic dropped his first set of The Championships against super talented Pole Hubert Hurkacz but steadied to come through and said he was 'really pleased' with the way he finished the match

- The much-anticipated Murray-Williams mixed doubles debut was postponed until today, meaning that we'll get a double helping of Murray doubles (so, a quadruple helping?) as he plays both men's and mixed on Saturday

- oh, and fourth seed/last year's runner-up Kevin Anderson lost to Guido Pella
10:40 06 Jul

Order of play for day 6 at Wimbledon 2019

Here's what we've got to look forward to on the biggest courts day 6 of Wimbledon 2019.

As always, click on the highlighted links for in-depth match previews and click here for the full order of play for all courts.

CENTRE COURT - 1:00PM


NO.1 COURT - 1:00PM

3. Joao Sousa v Daniel Evans

NO.2 COURT - 11:00AM

1. Magda Linette v Petra Kvitova
Not Before: 1:00pm
2. Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Andy Murray v
Nikola Mektic / Franko Skugor
3. Robert Lindstedt / Jelena Ostapenko v
Jay Clarke / Cori Gauff
10:33 06 Jul

Wimbledon 2019 live blog: Day six!

Welcome to People's Saturday!

Yes, we have made it to the first weekend of Wimbledon which means one thing: Half the draw have already booked their places in the fourth round and the other half - which this year includes Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Ash Barty, Rafael Nadal, Petra Kvitova and Kei Nishikori - will be battling to join them.

I (@newballsplease) will be here keeping you updated on all the action, all day. Just me. Solo. Please, and I cannot stress this enough, please don't leave me here talking to myself.

Let's do this!



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The final batch of fourth round spots will be filled at Wimbledon today as the remaining players look to claim their ticket to Manic Monday and the second week of The Championships.

There’s a bunch of big matches to look forward to, with World No. 1 Ash Barty kicking off all of the action on Centre Court when she comes up against British wildcard Harriet Dart. Barty has been cool, calm and composed since winning her maiden Grand Slam at the French Open and arrives at this showdown on the back of a 14-match winning streak after rising to World No. 1 by winning the Birmingham title a couple of weeks ago. In fact, Barty hasn’t lost a set since the French Open semi-finals - is there anything Dart, who has battled through her first two matches in three sets to make the third round of a slam for the first time, can do to unsettle the top seed?

‘Fedal’ then take to court for the next two matches. Rafael Nadal looks to back up his great performance to beat Nick Kyrgios as he renews his rivalry with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, while Roger Federer continues his bid for a record ninth Wimbledon title against Australian Open semi-finalist Lucas Pouille.

Serena Williams is on double duty at Wimbledon on Saturday as she launches the action on No. 1 Court in a rematch of last year’s semi-final against Julia Goerges. Serena, who’s 4-0 and 8-0 in sets against the German, will then return later on Saturday for her mixed doubles debut with Andy Murray, who plays his second round men’s doubles match with Pierre-Hugues Herbert against Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor not before 1.00pm on No. 2 Court.

Murray and Serena were originally scheduled to play their first round against Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi on Friday, but the match was postponed until today.

Apart from Murray and Dart, British eyes will be fixed on Johanna Konta as she attempts to beat Sloane Stephens for the fourth time this season, while Dan Evans - the notorious bad boy of British tennis - aims to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time in the last match of the day on No. 1 Court against Joao Sousa.

Two-time champion Petra Kvitova (vs Magda Linette), fourth seed Kiki Bertens (vs Barbora Strycova) and eighth seed Kei Nishikori (vs Steve Johnson) are also in action on another jam-packed day at Wimbledon!

It’s set to be another thrilling 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 6 live scores, updates and commentary: Federer, Nadal, Serena, Barty and more look to reach second week

Former champions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Petra Kvitova are among those gunning for a fourth round spot at Wimbledon today, along with World No. Ashleigh Barty, who brings a 14-match winning streak into her clash with wildcard Harriet Dart: live scores, updates and commentary live from Day 6 of The Championships 2019.

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