Victoria Azarenka says she didn't receive instructions during match
- Author: Stacy Allen Jul 09, 2017,
Jul 09, 2017, 0:27
One man who knows that all too well is Nadal, whom Brown famously beat in 2015 in the second round.
"That's the best atmosphere I've ever played in in my life".
With the exception of two unconverted break points for Konta at the very start of the match, no quarter was being given with both serving strongly and some quality exchanges, both at the net and taken out of the air. Bedene has been climbing the rankings nicely in 2017 but this week at Wimbledon has been his headline act.
"You could say that's just her, but at the end of the match you could see the emotion that came out".
Clijsters said her former coach, Wim Fissette, who is now working with Johanna Konta, has also been guilty of it this week.
Stan Wawrinka, a three-time Grand Slam champion who lost in the first round at Wimbledon, is dating Vekic and was watching the match. But the Belarussian is in only her second event back on tour after becoming a mum last December.
Konta entered the tournament battling a spine injury suffered during her match with Kerber, which stopped that match for almost 10 minutes for treatment.
Konta seeded sixth, won 6-4 6-1 on court one and is the first British woman to make the fourth round of Wimbledon since Laura Robson, four years ago.
"It's really fun that I'm able to go home and spend time with my son", the Belarusian said.
Konta is seeking to become the first British player to win at Wimbledon in 40 years, when Virginia Wade took the title. And yet this is her first appearance in the third round!
Konta was not at her free-flowing best against Sakkari, the Greek world No.101, but it is a mark of her status that she progressed with minimal fuss. Konta kept her Taipei opponent back and does justice to a few passing surprised shots that made Hsieh stumble.
"Jo's a great player, great serve, great forehand and moving, wanting to put pressure on the other one".
Murray showed no signs of being troubled by his hip injury.
Twice champion Murray, who has been suffering with a sore hip defeated Kazakh Alexander Bublik. This should pose more of a problem and Fognini won their most recent match in Rome in May in straight sets.
She hardly needed any crowd support, such was her ease in progressing, and it appears rallying the home contingent is off her agenda. The Italian is seeded 28th, but he loves the big stage and plays flashy tennis.
Also through to the second week is five-time victor Venus Williams.
Williams beat 19-year-old Naomi Osaka of Japan 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the third round, and will face another 19-year-old on Monday with a quarterfinal berth at stake, Ana Konjuh of Croatia. But that seems to count for little in this wide-open tournament.
Jack Sock, who teamed up with Mattek-Sands to win an Olympic gold medal in mixed doubles previous year, paid his own tribute to his ailing compatriot by penning her name on his tennis shoes, BETHANIE on the left and MATTEK-SANDS on the right.