Wimbledon 2021 Day Three Preview and Order of Play | Second round commences at SW19

Jonathan Davies in Wimbledon 30 Jun 2021
Murray plays Oscar Otte on Centre Court (Corinne Dubreuil/ABACAPRESS.COM)

Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams and Andy Murray are all in action on Wednesday as the second round of Wimbledon 2021 gets underway.

The remaining first-round contests will also be played at SW19, where 79 matches are scheduled to take place across 18 courts.

Djokovic resumes his quest for a sixth title against Kevin Anderson in what will be a repeat of the 2018 final.

The world number one, who is targeting a third successive triumph at Wimbledon, endured a slow start against home favourite Jack Draper in the opening round, but grew into the contest and eventually prevailed a comfortable winner.

Meanwhile, five-time champion Williams is aiming to build on her first-round victory over Mihaela Bozarnescu.

Although, the 41-year-old will have her work cut out against 21st seed Ons Jabeur, who has won the most tour matches this season with 30.

Elsewhere, two-time winner Murray continues his Wimbledon comeback against Germany’s Oscar Otte, who overcame Arthur Rinderknech in an epic five-setter on Tuesday 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-7 13-12.

Other British players in action include Dan Evans and Liam Broady, who face Dusan Lajovic and ninth seed Diego Schwartzman respectively, while Cameron Norrie aims to overturn a one-set deficit against Lucas Pouille.

Another, Katie Boulter plays one of the biggest matches of her career so far against second seed Aryna Sabalenka on Centre Court.

Third and fourth seeds Elina Svitolina and Sofia Kenin take on Alison Van Uytvanck respectively, as Iga Swiatek faces Vera Zvonareva and Karolina Pliskova locks horns with Donna Vekic.

A number of players are also making a belated start to their campaigns. They include former world number one Victoria Azarenka, who goes up against Kateryna Kozlova, and recent Queen’s Club champion Matteo Berrettini plays Argentina’s Guido Pella.

Eighth seed Pablo Carreno Busta also gets underway against Sam Querrey, while Casper Ruud and Grigor Dimitrov launch their quests against Jordan Thompson and Fernando Verdasco.

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Wimbledon 2021 Day Three Schedule of Play

Wednesday June 30

First Round / Second Round

CENTRE COURT (1.30pm)
Novak Djokovic v Kevin Anderson
Katie Boulter v Aryna Sabalenka
Oscar Otte v Andy Murray

NO.1 COURT (1pm)
Elina Svitolina v Alison Van Uytvanck

Not before 2.30pm
Dan Evans v Dusan Lajovic
Ons Jabeur v Venus Williams

NO.2 COURT (1pm)
Alize Cornet v Bianca Andreescu

Not before 12.30pm
Lucas Pouille (7-6) Cameron Norrie
Felix Auger-Aliassime v Thiago Monteiro
Iga Swiatek v Vera Zvonareva

Not before 5pm
Madison Brengle v Sofia Kenin

NO.3 COURT (11am)
Matteo Berrettini v Guido Pella
Fernando Verdasco v Grigor Dimitrov
Belinda Bencic v Kaja Juvan
Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove v Garbine Muguruza

COURT 12 (11am)
Jordan Thompson v Casper Ruud

Not before 12.30pm
Christopher O’Connell (4-6, 6-2, 7-6, 4-6, 3-2) Gael Monfils
Victoria Azarenka v Kateryna Kozlova
Diego Schwartzman v Liam Broady
Kristie Ahn v Sloane Stephens

COURT 18 (11am)
Yoshihito Nishioka v John Isner

Not before 12.30pm
Marin Cilic (7-6) Salvatore Caruso
Emma Raducanu v Vitalia Diatchenko
Lloyd Harris v Andrey Rublev
Karolina Pliskova v Donna Vekic

COURT 4 (11am)
Magda Linette v Amanda Anisimova

Not before 12.30pm
Cristian Garin (7-6, 3-6, 6-3) Bernabe Zapata Miralles
Lorenzo Sonego v Pedro Sousa
Andreas Seppi v Denis Kudla
Nadia Podoroska v Tereza Martincova

COURT 5 (11am)
Kristyna Pliskova v Danka Kovinic
Daniel Elahi Galan v Federico Coria
Ellen Perez v Clara Burel
Frances Tiafoe v Vasek Pospisil

COURT 6 (11am)
Jil Teichmann v Camila Giorgi
Yasutaka Uchiyama v Carlos Alcaraz
Leylah Fernandez v Jelena Ostapenko
Antoine Hoang v Sebastian Korda

COURT 7 (11am)
Botic Van De Zandschulp v Gregoire Barrere
Sara Sorribes Tormo v Ana Konjuh
Mikhail Kukushkin v Alexander Bublik
Irina-Camelia Begu v Petra Martic

COURT 8 (11am)
Aliona Bolsova v Paula Badosa
James Duckworth v Radu Albot
Katerina Siniakova v Yafan Wang
Egor Gerasimov v Karen Khachanov
Viktorija Golubic v Danielle Collins

COURT 9 (11am)
Corentin Moutet v Aljaz Bedene
Greet Minnen v Ajla Tomljanovic
Olga Govortsova v Coco Vandeweghe
Jiri Vesely v Marton Fucsovics

COURT 10 (11am)
Lesia Tsurenko v Yulia Putintseva
Emil Ruusuvuori v Marcos Giron
Marco Trungelliti v Benjamin Bonzi
Ekaterina Alexandrova v Maria Camila Osorio Serrano

COURT 11 (11am)
Jaume Munar v Ilya Ivashka
Anastasija Sevastova v Zarina Diyas
Daria Kasatkina v Patricia Maria Tig
Fabio Fognini v Laslo Djere

COURT 14 (11am)
Ana Bogdan v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v Mikael Ymer
Steve Johnson v Dennis Novak
Lauren Davis v Madison Keys
Dominik Koepfer v Soonwoo Kwon

COURT 15 (11am)
Aslan Karatsev v Jeremy Chardy

Not before 12.30pm
Nao Hibino (6-1, 5-7) Bernarda Pera
Marketa Vondrousova v Anett Kontaveit
Claire Liu v Elena Rybakina
Miomir Kecmanovic v Roberto Bautista Agut

COURT 16 (11am)
Karolina Muchova v Shuai Zhang
Sam Querrey v Pablo Carreno Busta
Taylor Fritz v Brandon Nakashima
Jessica Pegula v Liudmila Samsonova
Maria Sakkari v Shelby Rogers

COURT 17 (11am)
Kei Nishikori v Alexei Popyrin

Not before 12.30pm
Juan Ignacio Londero (7-6, 6-0, 4-6) Gianluca Mager
Sorana Cirstea v Samantha Murray Sharan
Elise Mertens v Lin Zhu

Not before 5pm
Denis Shapovalov v Pablo Andujar

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