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Aimee Lewis and Mike Henson

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  1. Post update

    Right, that is all from us for today, but there is still chat, analysis and action flowing on BBC Two on Wimbledon 2Day.

    Tune in on BBC Two on on this very page.


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    Williams 7-6 6-4 Putintseva

    Williams 7-6 6-4 Putintseva
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    Williams 7-6 6-4 Putintseva

    Venus Williams: "The match was never over. It didn't matter what shot I put in it seemed she always had an answer.

    "It's good to have the competition and she is clearly on the rise.

    "At the end of the day, if you win easily or win and it's a tough match, what matters is that you get through to the next round and continue to play better."

  4. Game, set and match

    Williams 7-6 6-4 Putintseva

    Venus Williams moves on up to the third round.

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    Williams 7-6 5-4 Putintseva

    Yulia Putintseva

    It has been a long and winding road but Venus Williams will serve for the match next.

    By the way Yulia Putintseva's shorts really don't look like they are doing her any favours. Wince-inducing.

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    Digital drama

    American Jack Sock busted up his middle finger in first-round defeat to Sam Groth yesterday, but he is going to solider on in the doubles alongside Vasek Pospisil.

    Although I'm not sure that broadcasting your weak point to your opponents is the wisest move.

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    Williams 6-4 6-1 Babos

    Williams v Babos
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    Williams 6-4 6-1 Babos

    Serena Williams

    Serena Williams: "I'm definitely playing well, which I never say.

    "I had two really tough matches straight out of the bat so I had to pick up my game today. Timea Babos plays so well and has a huge serve so I knew it wouldn't be easy I had no option but to play well.

    "I hope I'm not playing my best. I'd like to believe I have a lot of room to improve and keep trying to do well."

    On facing Heather Watson: "Wow, she plays so well on the grass and she loves playing at home. I never like playing the Brits at home so once again I have my work cut out. for me."

  9. Post update

    Williams 7-6 3-1 Putinseva

    While sister Serena was saving the groundstaff a job by sweeping Centre Court floor with Timea Babos, Venus Williams is out on Court One.

    She is battling away hard against Kazakh youngster Yulia Putintseva, taking the opener on a tie-break and then seeing off three break points to stay a break ahead in the second.

  10. Latest results

    A couple of matches that sped to their conclusion before I had time to type.

    Victoria Azarenka, the 23rd seed, has beaten Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens 6-3 6-3.

    She will play France's Kristina Mladenovic next who beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-4 7-5.

    Belinda Bencic is also through after sweeping Anna Lena Freidsam aside in the final set to win 7-5 4-6 6-0.

  11. Post update

    Williams 6-4 6-1 Babos

    Serena Williams wins in 59 minutes
  12. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Samantha Stosur following her win over Urszula Radwanska on Twitter:

    Sam Stosur
    Sam Stosur
  13. Post update

    Williams 6-4 6-1 Babos

    Lindsay Davenport

    1999 Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "These are great signs from Serena Williams. She didn't look totally sharp leading up to being knocked out in the third round last year. Her form has been superb so far. This year she has played at an entire level above the rest of the field."

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    Serena Williams

    I wonder if Heather Watson caught that?

    Greg Rusedski - part of her coaching team - better start dusting off his service arm.

    The British number one is going to need plenty of practice to shift her five foot seven frame in time to cover off the Williams serve.

    That match will be the pick of Friday's action from a British perspecive.

  15. Game, set and match

    Williams 6-4 6-1 Babos

    Serena Williams clumps down a serve with the power of an Indiana Jones whipcrack to seal the final point of the sixth game and then runs through the Babos serve to love to seal her win.

    Williams stops the clock a minute inside the hour mark.

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    Williams 6-4 4-1 Babos

    Serena Williams faces two break points at 15-40 in the third game. That bazooka serve gets her out of bother though and she nails two whopping aces on her way to the emergency exit.

    A break to love follows as Babos coughs up a double fault and a couple of unforced errors.

    And that, you fear, may be goodbye and good night for Babos.

  17. Post update

    Williams 6-4 2-1 Babos

    Just as in the first set, Serena Williams has broken Timea Babos' serve at the first opportunity.

    Her own tee-off has been brutish today. It is only a narrow difference on the scoreboard, but Babos has a chasm to bridge to get back into the match.

  18. Game, set and match

    Safarova 6-2 6-3 Hsieh

    French Open finalist Lucie Safarova, who was a semi-finalist here last year, is into the third round.

    The Czech sixth seed has done a pretty smart job on Hsieh Su-Wei on court 17.

    Both she and Bethanie Mattek Sands - also into the third round after her win over Ana Ivanovic - seem to be reaping the benefits from their recently-minted doubles partnership.

  19. Post update

    Williams 6-4 Babos

  20. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Dan Reuben: Re 1805 I can assure you Schweinsteiger was at Court 3 and rejected signing autographs to the dismay of a few young fans.

    Avani Patel: When Serena Williams slams her shots I swear my telly shudders in fear.

  21. Thursday's order of play

    For all you Brit-watchers out there, James Ward will open play on Court Two against Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic at 11:30 BST and Aljaz Bedene will be third on court 12 against Viktor Troicki of Serbia at approximately 16:00 BST.

    Check out the day's other matches here.

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    Wawrinka 6-3 6-4 6-4 Estrella Burgos

    Stan Wawrinka: "He's a tough player. I didn't know exactly what to expect, but I'm happy to get through in three sets. There are a lot of things I would like to be doing better but it's important to get through.

    "Fernando Verdasco will be a tough player, a lefty with an amazing forehand and loves to play on the grass here."

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    Wawrinka 6-3 6-4 7-5 Estrella Burgos - Match in numbers

    Stan Wawrinka Estrella Burgos
  24. Game and first set

    Williams 6-4 Babos

    Serena Williams looks like she is reworking her French Open playbook.

    She did just enough in every round in Paris, dropping a barrelload of sets, but always emerging victorious.

    She has done enough to subdue a game Timea Babos in that opener, but this is not the steamroller-juggernaut cross-breed we have been used to seeing in the early stages of Grand Slams.

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    *Williams 5-4 Babos

    Lindsay Davenport

    1999 Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "There are not many shots in this match that are travelling slowly. Timea Babos has got good variation on her serves, which hits all the spots. She has gone for big second serves. She knows she can't afford to just get it in."

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    Williams 5-4 Babos

    Not a lot of rallies out on Centre Court with Timea Babos rattling down big serves just like the woman opposite.

    Ten aces already, but Serena remains a solitary break ahead. She serves for the opener next.

  27. Game, set and match

    Wawrinka 6-3 6-4 7-5 Estrella Burgos

    Stan Wawrinka

    Steady as she blows.

    Stan is into the second round with a low-profile, little-bother, high-efficiency win.

    Fernando Verdasco next for the Swiss.

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    Sweeper system

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    By the way, Ivanovic's boyfriend Bastian Schweinsteiger waded into the on-court coaching controversy with this clear gesture during her defeat to Mattek-Sands.

    I'm not sure that seeing this would make we want to smile though. In fact I think I'm going to have trouble sleeping.

    Goodness knows what it would be like with the Germany midfield man actually lying next to you.

  30. Game, set and match

    Ivanovic 3-6 4-6 Mattek-Sands

    Mattek Sands

    Bethanie Mattek-Sands, the American world number 158, has pulled off a shock over on court four to bring seventh seed Ana Ivanovic's campaign to a shuddering halt with a 6-3 6-4 win.

    It is only her second time in the third round.

  31. Thursday's order of play

    Court One - 13:00 BST start

    1 Robin Haase (Ned) v Andy Murray (GB) [3]

    2 Kurumi Nara (Jpn) v Petra Kvitova (Cze) [2]

    3 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) [13] v Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Spa)

  32. Thursday's order of play

    Centre Court - 13:00 BST start

    1 Christina McHale (USA) v Sabine Lisicki (Ger) [18]

    2 Sam Querrey (USA) v Roger Federer (Swi) [2]

    3 Dustin Brown (Ger) v Rafael Nadal (Spn) [10]

  33. Post update

    Tomorrow's order of play has landed on our doorstep. The big news is that Andy Murray has been given the a go on Court One and is the first match of the day.

    A bit of lunchtime entertainment for you.


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    Stephens 6-4 6-4 Davis

    Sloane Stephens has won though to complete one half of a potentially very tasty third-round match-up.

    The American, a quarter-finalist in 2013, has overcome compatriot Lauren Davis.

    She could play sixth seeded Lucie Safarova next. The Czech leads Hsieh Su-Wei 6-2 3-1 out on court 17.

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    Williams 2-1 Babos

    Lindsay Davenport

    1999 Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    "Winning a game will be a huge game for Timea Babos. Sometimes getting on the scoreboard helps settle the nerves and get into the match."

  36. Top stories

    Just getting home from work? Not been able to stay across the action from Wimbledon? Well here's a quick recap...

    Brit success: British number one Heather Watson beats Daniela Hantuchova to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the second time in her career.

    Broady misery: Britain's Liam Broady goes out of Wimbledon in the second round with defeat by Belgium's David Goffin 7-6 6-1 6-1.

    Sharapova powers into round three: Fourth seed Maria Sharapova powered into the third round of Wimbledon with a 6-3 6-1 win over Richel Hogenkamp

  37. Post update

    *Williams 2-1 Babos

    Back on Serena watch.

    And, although she has already secured a break of serve, Williams minor still looks like a walking sicknote.

    She is jittery as she moves out wide, unsure of her footing, and then clumps a couple of forehands a couple of metres long.

    Not a happy camper.

  38. Get involved via #bbctennis

    David Goffin ‏conqueror of Britain's Liam Broady on Twitter:

    Very happy to be qualified for Wimbledon third round ! See you on Friday against Baghdatis and thanks to all for the support :)

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    Ivanovic 3-6 4-5 Mattek-Sands

    Ana Ivanovic

    Ana Ivanovic is backed up to the brink over on court three.

    Bethanie Mattek-Sands serves for the match next.

  40. BBC coverage


    Short of tennis to watch? Of course you are not. As you can see from above, there is still plenty of action to watch from Wimbledon today. Some 11 streams... Click here to see what's on.

  41. Game and second set

    Wawrinka 6-3 6-4 3-3 Estrella Burgos

    Stan Wawrinka went out in the first round of Roland Garros after winning his maiden Grand Slam at the 2014 Australian Open.

    No such hangover evident in the the Grand Slam following him winning his second in Paris.

    He has hooked in the second set against Victor Estrella Burgos and is going toe to toe in the third.

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    Who is Serena's second round opponent?

    Opposite Serena is Timea Babos. Who she? Well, read on.

    Who is Timea Babos
  43. Post update

    Right, next up on Centre Court is Serena Williams - the perpetual favourite at all women's events that she deigns to enter.

    She is aiming for her sixth Wimbledon title, but she looked distinctly under the weather in her first-round win over Margarita Gasparyan. There were lots of shoulder shrugs, deep sighs and wistful looks on her way to a 6-4 6-1 win.

    Let's see if she is back on song today.

  44. Game, set and match

    German 14th seed Andrea Petkovic, seeded to meet Maria Sharapova in the last 16, is through to the third round with a 6-3 6-1 win over Mariana Duque Marino, Naomi Broady's conqueror.

    Petkovic has a penchant for pinching ball-boys' balls by the way. What? Quieten down at the back....

    Andrea Petkovic
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    Cilic 6-3 4-6 7-6 4-6 7-5 Berankis

    Marin Cilic v Berankis
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    Cilic 6-3 4-6 7-6 4-6 7-5 Berankis

    Marin Cilic: "It was very thrilling. The match was high quality from both ends. He was playing extremely well, hitting the ball well and causing me a lot of trouble.

    "I had a little bit of a drama in the fifth set as I had to save some break points.

    "It's pretty hot and you have to energise and hydrate yourself a lot."

  47. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Shannagh Louise Vella: Gutted.... What a way to go out of the game on a double fault... I feel soo bad for Berankis.. What a game!

    Antoinette Victory: Cruel finish to Cilic v Berankis. ..Cilic didn't deserve to win...

    Alice Stainer: What a tragic end to Cilic v Berankis! Unlucky net cords everywhere & cruellest hawkeye margin. Hearts were won even if match lost!

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    Cilic 6-3 4-6 7-6 4-6 7-5 Berankis

    Peter Fleming

    Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC Two

    "Such a disappointing way to lose the match. He played his heart out and played superb tennis throughout and would have been a deserving winner. In the end the US Open champion had that extra bit of nerve when he needed it most."

  49. Game, set and match

    Cilic 6-3 4-6 7-6 4-6 7-5 Berankis

    Well, that was a duel and a half.

    Marin Cilic was taken all the way by Ricardas Berankis, having to see off match points before prevailing in three hours and 33 minutes.

    The final point was a bit of anti-climax with Hawkeye confirming a double-fault from the Lithuanian after a disputed line call.

  50. Game, set and match

    Anderson 6-7 7-6 6-4 6-4 Ilhan

    Kevin Anderson, the sky-scraping South African, is into the third round.

    Marsel Ilhan's manful attempts to overhaul the six foot eight inch world number 14 have finally come up short.

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    Cilic 6-3 4-6 7-6 4-6 6-5 Berankis

    Peter Fleming

    Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC Two

    "More often than not when you squander break-points, the next game is a real danger game. It is so easy to get down at not converting and offer up an opportunity."

  52. Post update

    Cilic 6-3 4-6 7-6 4-6 6-5 Berankis

    Marin Cilic

    Marin Cilic lives to fight another day in this deciding set. The Croat grinds on as Ricardas Berankis comes off the boil at just the wrong time.

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    Cilic 6-3 4-6 7-6 4-6 5-5 Berankis

    This could be a good day for Novak Djokovic.

    As well as advancing to the third round himself with a routine win over Jarkko Nieminen, he has seen fifth seed Kei Nishikori withdraw from his quarter of the draw.

    Ninth seed Marin Cilic, the next highest-ranked possible last eight opponent, is in a world of trouble against Ricardas Berankis.

    He has just had to save two break points at 5-5 in the fifth against the Lithuanian.

  54. Post update

    Cilic 6-3 4-6 7-6 4-6 5-4 Berankis

    Peter Fleming

    Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner on BBC Red Button

    "Berankis hasn't had many mental lapses in this match. Physically he is a great athlete, but mentally he doesn't have this kind of experience. But he has performed tremendously."

  55. Get involved via #bbctennis

    John Horne: Its a great match between Cilic v Berankis, truly well matched at 2 all in sets. Who will win. Wimbledon brill.

    ShannaghLouise Vella: Well done Heather- great game!! Can't wait for Serena Vs Heather... What a great game that will be!!

    Becca Le Blond: Just realised I'm almost definitely gonna miss Heather v Serena on Friday because of work. Heartbroken isn't the word.

  56. Post update

    Cilic 6-3 4-6 7-6 4-6 5-4 Berankis

    Back on Centre, Marin Cilic and Ricardas Berankis are tip-toeing very carefully towards the death rattle of this match. Both men are keeping their serves locked down tight, and neither has looked like cracking yet.

  57. Game and first set

    Wawrinka 6-3 1-2 Estrella Burgos

    Stan Wawrinka

    Stan Wawrinka's beautiful backhand has such a devoted following, I'm beginning to fear that it is going to take on a personality of its own and outshine its owner.

    A bit like Richard E Grant in How to get Ahead in Advertising. Worth looking out that.

    Anyway, Stan and his stellar stroke are proving too strong for the Dominican Republic's Victor Estrella Burgos on Court One so far.

  58. Post update

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    Water queue

    "'Drink plenty of water!' That's what my mother always told me when it was sweltering outside. In fact she still does. And mums are always right.

    "Hydration is the key in searing temperatures - and these spectators know that. The queue outside the water fountains near court 18 stretches up towards Henman Hill. At least 20 people patiently wait to top up their bottles."

  59. Post update

    Anderson 6-7 7-6 6-4 3-1 Ilhan

    Kevin Anderson

    It is a slug-fest out on court two, two big men thrashing the life out of each other. Like a scene from a Turkish bath.

    Fourteenth seed Kevin Anderson is slowly getting the upper hand in this particular arm wrestle.

    The South African leads Marsel Ilhan two sets to one with a break in the fourth. and has clubbed down 28 aces so far in the match.

  60. Match in numbers

    Hantuchova 4-6 2-6 Watson

    Heather Watson vs Hantchova
  61. Post update

    Ivanovic 0-2 Mattek-Sands

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    If you see this man striding through the Wimbledon grounds, he is late.

    Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has an appointment to keep on court three where girlfriend Ana Ivanovic is taking on Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

    She could do with a bit of support as well after losing her first service game.

    I'm sure he is there. German efficiency and all that.

  62. Game and fourth set

    Cilic 6-3 4-6 7-6 4-6 1-1 Berankis

    While those on Centre Court have been deprived of a chance to cheer on British number one Heather Watson, they have had a see-sawing five-setter by way of compensation.

    US Open champion Martin Cilic is battling for his life against world number 90 Ricardas Berankis.

    Lithuanian Berankis had been on a nine-match losing streak on the way into Wimbledon.

  63. Watson wins

    Hantuchova 4-6 2-6 Watson

    Leon Smith

    GB Davis Cup captain on BBC Radio 5 live

    Heather Watson

    "Heather Watson looked great. She started right way, she had right intention, was much more proactive, and her court position was good, taking time away from Hantuchova, that was what got over the line.

    "She also served well today so she isn't defending off her second serve too often."

  64. Serena an amazing champion - Watson

    Hantuchova 4-6 2-6 Watson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Heather Watson on 5 Live: "I am very pleased with my performance, getting through the match as Daniela is a great player. I had to be aggressive otherwise she would have beaten me. I played a lot better today, hitting more winners."

    "I went 3-1 down in the first set but didn't panic. She played a few good games but I stayed calm, kept playing my game and it brought me back. I was more calm today and was striking the ball better."

    "I am really looking forward to playing Serena. I have never played her before. She is an amazing champion, amazing athlete, amazing everything. Looking forward to playing her for the first time, especially here at Wimbledon. I might have a light hit tomorrow and give my body a little rest."

  65. Watson wins

    Hantuchova 4-6 2-6 Watson

    Justine Henin

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was great. She should enjoy the moment, emotions with the crowd. It was fun to watch. She is showing some good things."

    "Honestly, I was a little disappointed with her yesterday. I am very impressed today. She was so focused, showed a fighting mentality, a fighting spirit that I appreciate."

  66. Watson wins

    Hantuchova 4-6 2-6 Watson

    Tracy Austin

    Two-time US Open champion on BBC One

    "I've always said if there's ever a time to face Serena in a tournament it's early on, She had a little wobble in her first-round match. At this stage for Heather, there is no pressure, if she faces Serena.

    "Serena is above the rest of the crowd and her biggest opponent is going to be nerves. Heather will have to swing freely and enjoy the situation."

    Heather Watson applauds the crowd
  67. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Mr Anoymous: @HeatherWatson92 well done Heather. You have beaten Sloane. Sloane has beaten Serena. Keep going! 2nd week + more is possible.

  68. Post update

    Shannagh Louise Vella: Well done Heather- great game!! Can't wait for Serena Vs Heather... What a great game that will be!!

  69. Post update

    You know who is looming large in Heather Watson's mirrors?

    Only top seed and world number one Serena Williams.

    The American has to beat Hungarian Timea Babos - the next match up on Centre Court - to set up some prime Friday afternoon main stage fodder.

  70. Watson through to third round

    Hantuchova 4-6 2-6 Watson

    Tracy Austin

    Two-time US Open champion on BBC TV

    "Heather has been able to play a number of Wimbledons now. Her demeanour on court, she is calmer now, is really committed to that style of play, is more aggressive and even with a couple of double faults she stayed calm. It was a very impressive performance.

    "Heather has always hit the ball very hard. She is more diminutive than most players on the tour so she also has to be aggressive in her court position and be more than willing to move forward.

    "She came through beautifully, she had a little bit of a dip but was able to regroup, which shows nice experience she is adding."

  71. Post update

    Real men manicure.

  72. Ice, ice baby

    What will Heather Watson do next? Dip her body into an ice bath, perhaps? She will have to shove world number 19 Garbine Muguruza out of the way first. 

  73. Wonderful Watson

    Hantuchova 4-6 2-6 Watson

    Heather Watson
  74. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Samantha Walsh: REALLY well done Heather!! Outstanding performance. Us Brits love these temperatures!

    Aaron Coke: Glad I ditched work early 2 c @HeatherWatson92. A focused, talented & measured performance. Congrats! 3rd round next.

    Joel Newnham: Pure class from @HeatherWatson92 Remember! Serena fell in the 3rd round last year.

  75. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Craig Barrack: That was mightily impressive from @HeatherWatson92. A long time since I've seen a better British woman's performance at Wimbledon.

    David: That trophy's got Heather's name on it this year.

    Perhaps a tad optimistic David?

  76. Serena is amazing - Watson

    Heather Watson has never played Serena Williams before, although the world number one has yet to win her second-round match, of course.

    "I'm really looking forward to playing Serena," says the British number one. "Obviously she's an amazing athlete, champion, competitor, everything, so it won't be easy."

  77. I didn't panic - Watson

    Heather Watson

    "I'm very pleased with getting through that match," says Heather Watson. "Daniela is a great player so I knew it wasn't going to be easy. I knew I had to be aggressive, I thought I played better. I hit a lot more winners.

    "I went 3-1 down and didn't panic. She played a few good games and I hit a few double faults to give it away, but I just stayed calm and brought it back. I definitely kept my cool better in this match today. I was a lot more calm."

  78. Post update

    Sam Smith

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "Good to see that wide smile of Heather Watson. Hantuchova deserves her standing ovation. I think the scoreline doesn't reflect how tight it was, but it was an outstanding performance, considering the conditions are horrendous out there."

  79. Post update

    Heather Watson

    It was back in 2012 that Watson reached the third round of Wimbledon. The 23-year-old is the only British female in the singles draw and is likely to play Serena Williams next so there's no pressure.

  80. Post update

    Bencic 7-5 4-6 1-0 Friedsam

    There is a cracking third-set decider brewing out on court 18.

    In the red corner, representing Switzerland, the winner of the first set, 30th seed and the Eastbourne champion Belinda Bencic.

    In the blue corner, representing Germany, the woman who took a set off eventual champion Serena Williams in Paris earlier this summer, Anna-Lena Friedsam.

    Bencic has broken in the first game of the third.

  81. Game, set and match

    Hantuchova 4-6 2-6 Watson

    Heather Watson

    Watson, heart beating faster, palms sweaty, messes up the first point but quickly restores parity at 15-15. The serving sharp. The points short. Hantuchova's game faltering, screwing a backhand into the tramlines for two match points. Hantuchova clips the line to save one match point, but can do little but find the tape on the next point and Watson is through to the third round of Wimbledon for the second time in her career.

  82. Post update

    Hantuchova 4-6 2-5 Watson*

    Watson on the receiving end of an iffy line call. The point is replayed, but that's no good to the Briton who proceeds to overcook her forehand, allowing Hantuchova to level at 15-15. From 15-15 to 30-30 and the sight of Watson clenching her first again as her opponent balloons a forehand. Watson lets a first break point slip and there is to be no other chance, but the 23-year-old can now serve for the match.

  83. Game, set and match

    Marcos Baghdatis

    Marcos Baghdatis - world number 59 and third-choice BBC Nottingham weather presenter - has made it into the third round. And he did it the difficult way.

    After losing the first two sets against Aussie John Millman, he roared back to win 6-7 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4.

  84. Post update

    *Hantuchova 4-6 1-5 Watson

    Sir Bruce Forsyth

    Nice to see you, to see you... [finish the sentence as you so wish]. "Good game, good game," says Sir Bruce as he watches Marin Cilic and Ricardas Berankis on Centre Court - but he's missing a cracking match on court one. Watson serving with aplomb and holds to love. The British number one is a game away from progressing to the third round.

  85. Watson breaks

    Hantuchova 4-6 1-4 Watson*

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Heather Watson sprinting towards the net and bamboozling Hantuchova with a well-placed deep volley. The Briton 15-30 up. Quickly, she earns two break points - great defensive work on the baseline from the Briton. But a stoic Hantuchova wipes away Watson's advantage, so to deuce we go.

    From tramline to tramline they shuffle... Watson drilling a forehand into the tramline, gifting Hantuchova a rare point on one of the lengthy rallies. Advantage. Deuce. Break point Watson. The Briton targeting Hantuchova's backhand and soon the Slovakian crumbles like a freshly baked cookie.

  86. Latest scores

    Elsewhere, you ask?

    Well, Marin Cilic has managed to wrestle a third-set tie-break his way over on Centre Court. He leads 6-3 4-6 7-6 1-2 against Ricardas Berankis.

    Over on court two, Marsel Ilhan of Turkey - looking to make the third round for first time - is 7-6 5-6 up on Kevin Anderson. Twenty aces already rained down over there.

    And on court three Fernando Verdasco and Dominic Thiem are into a fifth set decider.

  87. Post update

    *Hantuchova 4-6 1-3 Watson

    Watson's dress flittering as she prepares to serve, which suggests there's a slight breeze on court one. The Briton taking her time before launching boomers towards her rival, although her first serve is still a touch off key. Lucikly, the veteran Hantuchova is unable to attack the Watson second serve. Watson consolidates and the spectators on court one breathe a little easier.

  88. Watson breaks

    *Hantuchova 4-6 1-2 Watson


    Here are some first set stats for you (above) if you're interested. Back on the court, neither player is solid on her serve. Watson nicking two points from Hantuchova for a 0-30 lead. The Slovakian puts up a fight, but cannot haul herself back into the mix. Watson with a break point and her opponent fails to negotiate the barrier, a tired forehand and the Briton has the upper hand.

  89. Hantuchova breaks back

    *Hantuchova 4-6 1-1 Watson

    A fan shelters under a hat made from newspaper

    The temperature has reached 41.2C on Centre Court, so I'm told. Court one? No idea. The man with the thermometer hasn't informed us. Let's assume it's like playing tennis in a pizza oven. At 15-30, Watson exhales a sigh of relief as her serve was deemed to have clipped the line. But the Briton is serving like a broken windmill - two break points Hantuchova and the Slovakian makes the most of her opportunity. We're even-stevens again.

  90. Post update

    Hantuchova 4-6 0-1 Watson *

    Justine Henin

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "She is not the same player as yesterday. Watson looks very focused, very calm today. It is beautiful."

    "The first set was great. What Watson had to do in the set was difficult. But she did the right thing. She waited for Hantuchova to make mistakes. I've been very impressed by her attitude."

  91. Watson breaks

    Hantuchova 4-6 0-1 Watson *

    Hantuchova in trouble. Hantuchova in deep trouble. Cue the Jaws soundtrack.. der-dum der-dum... Watson with two break points. Watson ruthless.

  92. Post update

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Henman Hill? Forget about it. Murray Mound? Nah. This has turned into Heather Heap.

    The Hill

    "Cool boxes are open, corks have been popped and a ripple of applause as British number one Heather Watson seals the opening set on the giant screen in front of sun-soaked spectators."

  93. Game and first set

    Hantuchova 4-6 Watson *

    Heather Watson

    Bravo, sing the crowd as a super Watson forehand brings up a set point. What happens next? Well, Hantuchova swings wide and wild and the crowd erupt. Watson forms a fist with her hand, punches the air, then confidently strides to her chair.

  94. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Lew: Heather Watson is great fun to watch.

    stickO'rhubard: Hantuchova is 32! When did that happen? Stick in there Heather!

    Becca Le Blond: With the train delays the only way I'm seeing Heather Watson's match is if it goes to 3 sets. Still rather she won it in 2.

  95. Post update

    Hantuchova 4-5 Watson *

    Leon Smith

    GB Davis Cup captain on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Watson is being a bit braver today with her serve, with the drop shots. Great shot selection.

    "First serve points won is 81 per cent for Watson. Good stats for her. Impressive work from Watson so far."

  96. Rafa holding court in the kitchen

    Rafael Nadal is spending his day off in the kitchen. He's tweeted to say we're all invited to casa Nadal this evening. My Spanish isn't great, but I think that's what he's saying. Directions and further details to come later, apparently. 

  97. Post update

    Hantuchova 4-5 Watson

    Sam Smith

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    Heather Watson

    Heather Watson has been working with Greg Rusedski to improve her serve.

    "I think it's a really good motion. There is a better drive up and more racquet speed. There is more to come out of that service but there has been great progress."

  98. Post update

    Hantuchova 4-5 Watson*

    Watson, like a fine puppeteer, sends her opponent lunging from tramline to tramline. Inevitably, Hantuchova surrenders. The Slovakian holds firm, however, pulling through for a trouble-free hold. Watson to serve for the set.

    Heather Watson
  99. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Lee Abrahams: Five set matches are boring? Ludicrous. By that token Broady would've been out Rd 1. Murray would have never won Wimbledon.

    Scott Johnson: Can you imagine if the 2008 Wimbledon final had been best of 3? Rafa wins in 2 rather than the greatest match ever? #Ridiculous

    Ayo Obit: 1st week for men is way too long! Should be Best of three in the 1st week for ALL and then best of five from QF for women & R16 for men.

  100. Post update

    *Hantuchova 3-5 Watson

    Good news for a Brit

    Watson has flicked the switch and the engine is now firing. She launches an ace to merrily skip to 40-15. A feather-soft touch at the net seals the game in the Briton's favour. Impressive movement from the 23-year-old.

  101. Post update

    *Hantuchova 3-4 Watson

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "A popping champagne cork in the crowd distracts Watson as she prepares to serve - you can hardly blame people for taking on liquid on a day like this though. On court, some wayward groundstrokes from Hantuchova are giving the girl from Guernsey encouragement and her break of the Slovakian's serve has some people on their feet."

  102. Watson breaks again

    Hantuchova 3-4 Watson*

    Spectators on court one nod in approval, applauding as Watson pounces with a dreamy forehand winner down the line after forcing Hantuchova across the other side. Canny.

    Fans on Court One

    Hantuchova wild on the forehand, which allows the British number one to nibble at her lead, levelling at 30-30. A baseline slug-fest ensues... thump, thump, thump... Watson clips the net... oof... Hantuchova, though, with an adrenalized forehand and the Briton has a break point. Hantuchova with a botched backhand and Watson breaks!

  103. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Joel Newnham: Hopefully @HeatherWatson92 is just taking a while to get into this. I can see her really competing shortly.

  104. Post update

    *Hantuchova 3-3 Watson

    Ah, the smell of sun cream drifting through the air, sparking memories of seaside holidays... Watson, though, must remain focused and not let her mind drift to those long, heady summers in Barry Island. At 30-30, the game is evenly poised. Crisp hitting from Hantuchova. Watson a tad too timid. The Slovakian steps in from the middle of the court, a crackerjack winner for break point.

    What will Watson do next? Attack. Break point saved, and the Briton screams as if she's just seen Anthony Perkins on the other side of the shower curtain.

  105. Post update

    Hantuchova 3-2 Watson

    Sam Smith

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "Heather was broken after those three double faults in that game. But she reads the play much better than she does 12 months ago and has stepped up her length. It is vital she doesn't give Daniela Hantuchova a platform to get away here."

    Heather Watson serves
  106. Post update

    Hantuchova 3-2 Watson*

    Justine Henin

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Hantuchova is hitting the ball very cleanly. Looks like she is in confidence today. Going for every opportunity. Grass is perfect for Hantuchova as she hits the ball flatly.

    "Hantuchova will look to put pressure on Watson's second serve. Watson should go for the body on her serve and avoid the angles."

  107. Watson breaks back

    Hantuchova 3-2 Watson*

    Spectators enjoy the action

    In the words of the famous Jason Donavan hit - any shade will do. I've paraphrased slightly. Programmes are being turned into makeshift hats, proving that there's a Blue Peter presenter within all of us. Watson fighting back, she has break point and Hantuchova errors to gift the British number one an immediate break back point. Watson clenches her fist. We're back on serve.

  108. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "The entrance to the media centre is a crossroads where random tennis faces pass each other and occasionally interact. Dani Vallverdu, Andy Murray's former coach, embraces ATP chief Chris Kermode, Jarkko Nieminen recovers from his loss to Novak Djokovic with strawberries and cream, Liam Broady poses for photos with some excited children, and numerous coaches, agents and journalists huddle conspiratorially in corners."

    Strawberries and cream at Wimbledon
  109. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Terrie Chilvers: "It's almost worth not being a world class tennis player to not have to play in this heat.

  110. Hantuchova breaks

    *Hantuchova 3-1 Watson

    Fans sit out in deckchairs at Wimbledon

    So, the record has been broken. It's officially the warmest Wimbledon on record. Let's celebrate by eating an ice cube. No respite for Watson on this sudorific afternoon. Hantuchova drags her to deuce, no-one wants to be dragged to deuce in this heat. Big hitting from the world number 72. Watson facing a break point. Watson surrenders with a whimper - coughing up a double fault.

  111. It's official - a Wimbledon record broken

    We knew it was hot. Told you. 

  112. Post update

    Sam Smith

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "We must not forget Heather is playing a really good player but she has the ability to win. Direction of the serve is key here as Daniela Hantuchova doesn't move away from the ball as well as she does into it."

  113. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Daniel King: Disagree with Tracy Austin. Can remember dozens of great men's five-setters. Can't remember any great men's three-setters.

  114. Post update

    Justine Henin

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Hantuchova called me to ask me to help her a little bit but I am not ready to travel and coach at the moment. Maybe one day."

  115. Post update

    Hantuchova 2-1 Watson*

    Heather Watson

    A first ace of the match for Hantuchova. Bravo. The second point? Another bullet down the middle which a lunging Watson only gets a tip of her racquet onto. There isn't a millimetre of shade on court one.

    Watson, stepping in, finds the paint with a well-placed forehand, dragging herself back into contention at 30-30, but Hantuchova soon wriggles free, inching ahead once again.

  116. Top stories

    Been out for the morning? Just got back home? Here is what you have missed...

    Broady out: Britain's Liam Broady goes out of Wimbledon in the second round with defeat by Belgium's David Goffin 7-6 6-1 6-1.

    Defending champion through: Novak Djokovic makes short work of Finland's Jarkko Nieminen in 34C heat on Centre Court at Wimbledon.

    Andy Murray column: Keeping ice cool when Wimbledon heat rises.

  117. Post update

    Justine Henin

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It is amazing Hantuchova still has the motivation. She has been around so long."

    Daniela Hantuchova
  118. Post update

    *Hantuchova 1-1 Watson

    Watson, opting for a visor to keep those nasty UV rays from her face, starts with a thumping first serve which troubles Hantuchova. The Briton varying play, a trip to the net, an ace down the middle, and she holds to love, levelling with little fuss.

  119. Post update

    Hantuchova 1-0 Watson*

    Easy opener for Hantuchova as Watson plonks a straightforward forehand into the tape from the baseline. A comfortable opener for the Slovakian, nothing much to report, Watson long and the game belongs to Hantuchova.

  120. BBC coverage


    Heather Watson on court one? Laura Robson in doubles action? Whatever takes your fancy at Wimbledon you can watch it here online. Plenty of streams for you to choose from.

  121. Post update

    A spectator tries to keep cool with a fan and hat

    Has anyone mentioned the weather? Skin is cooking out there. The temperature (unofficially) reached 34.5C at 4pm - so close to the record. No need for Watson and Hantuchova to work up a sweat during the warm up. We're set. Green lights. Let's go!

  122. Go Aussie


    A year ago he beat Nadal now he's overcome Juan Monaco...

  123. Top Gun

    Milos Raonic
  124. Get involved via #bbctennis

    Robert Baker: Men and women should be best of three sets until quarter-finals then best of five sets for both.

  125. Post update

    Milos Raonic on BBC One about his next opponent, Australian Nick Kyrgios.

    "It's going to be tough match. He's playing well I will have to take care of my serve and make the most of the other opportunities."

  126. Post update

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Tommy Haas saved three match-points at 5-6 in the fourth set but he did not hang on for much longer, succumbing to the power of Milos Raonic's serve in the tie-break as last year's semi-finalist booked his place in round three.

    "Haas still got a standing ovation as he left the court though, and the crowd are back on their feet again now to welcome British number one Heather Watson as she emerges to start her warm up."

  127. Post update

    Raonic 6-0 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-4) Haas


    Milos Raonic on BBC One: "Tommy started playing more aggressive and I'm fortunate I played well in that fourth set. My game has a way to come but I'm improving every match."

  128. Post update

  129. Post update


    Here's the tale of the tape...

  130. Post update

    Milos Raonic's victory clears the way for British number one Heather Watson.

    The 23-year-old ousted 32nd seed Caroline Garcia in the last round.

    She has Daniela Hantuchova in her sights now.

  131. Raonic analysis

    Raonic 6-0 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-4) Haas

    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    "You reflect on Raonic's performance and he didn't drop serve in the whole match. He was totally dominant in the first two sets and in the third and fourth he needed to find a better balance from the baseline."

  132. Post update

    Get Involved

      Where are you watching Wimbledon. Tweet via #WimbleSun.  

  133. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Nick Kyrgios has had some bad press over the last couple of weeks but away from the cameras he does a lengthy courtside interview after another convincing win, this time over Juan Monaco, and then signs autographs as he shuffles through the crowd towards the locker room.

    "'Way to go, Nick!' shouts one Aussie fan and the green-and-gold clan Fanatics head off for some well earned refreshment."

  134. Game, set and match

    Raonic 6-0 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-4) Haas

    Milos Raonic

    Milos Raonic pounded down a grand total of 29 aces on his way to the third round.

  135. Nick Kyrgios into third round

    Kyrgios 7-6 6-3 6-4 Monaco

    Kyrgios 7-6 6-3 4-3 Monaco
  136. First-round efforts took their toll - Broady

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Liam Broady on BBC Radio 5 live talking about his second-round defeat by David Goffin: "It was tough match. I think my first match against Matosevic did take it out of me partially. David had played a three-set match in the first round. It was a high-level, high intensity first set against Goffin and I got a bit fatigued in the second set. I'm not used to playing five-set matches, and my level dropped a bit."

    "Five-set matches are not only physically demanding but emotionally too. The opponent can find form over the course of five sets, while in a three -match there is not time for it. I got emotional after my first-round win and it did take it out of me.

    "It (the money) has been huge. The money will go for my travels and hotel expenses. The beard will stay but will get a little bit of a trim."

  137. Post update

    A spectator keeps cool with a fan

    I have had a little look around the Wimbledon Shop - online, not bricks and mortar - and cannot find these little beauties on general sale.

    However, there are several fluttering away during every changeover on Centre Court.

    It seems they might be part of the VIP's All England goodie bags. How the other half live.

  138. Haas hanging on

    Haas 0-6 2-6 7-6 6-6 Raonic

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Heather Watson is next up on Court One but there is not a Union Jack in sight here at the moment as big-serving Canadian world number eight Milos Raonic is struggling to finish off German veteran Tommy Haas after taking the first two sets with ease.

    "The 37-year-old Haas, who has had almost as many shoulder operations as his 15 tournament wins, is bidding to become the oldest man in round three since 38-year-old Jimmy Connors in 1991 and the crowd is definitely on his side, rather than Raonic's.

    "Haas nicked the third set on a tie-break to stay alive and is hanging in grimly in the fourth set, trying to force the 42nd five-setter of his long career."

  139. Get involved via #bbctennis

  140. Post update

    Aimee Lewis

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Yay!" scream a trio of splendidly coiffured twentysomethings. They're not cheering a sweet volley or a thrilling victory, but the popping of their champagne bottle. They then open their picnic bag. Groans. Their pate is piping hot. Warm bubbly and warm pate. Unlucky."

  141. Post update

    Sharapova 6-3 6-1 Hogenkamp - Match in numbers

    Sharapova match stats
  142. Post update

    Roger Federer stops for photos with fans on his way to a practice session

    Rodge, I'm going to put it out there that that shirt is not up to your usual gold sartorial standard.

    It looks like you stole it off a bassplayer in a minor indie band.

  143. Game and first set

    Cilic 6-3 Berankis

    Marin Cilic has bagged the first set against Ricardas Berankis.

    This is the small print behind the headline.

  144. Post update

    Kyrgios 7-6 6-3 4-3 Monaco

    Aimee Lewis

    BBC Sport at Wimbledon


    "Nick Kyrgios has attracted a big crowd on court 18. People are craning their necks to peek through the wooden slates on one side of the court, while you'd need sharp elbows to find room on the roof. The Fanatics, of course, are in fine voice."

  145. Three or five sets debate

    Tracy Austin

    Two-time US Open champion on BBC TV

    Tracy Austin has had her say on suggestions that women's Grand Slam matches should be five sets, to move in line with the men's draw.

    "To me it is not about length it's about entertainment," she said.

    "Sometimes men's matches are too long. I enjoyed the Olympics here where men's matches were best of three sets, if you lost the first set it was really crucial."

    The American added that she does not think women's matches should be best of five sets. "No, I personally get bored with three out of five. They're too long. Maybe men should start three out of five in the quarter finals."

    Let us know what you think at #bbctennis

  146. Broady looks on bright side

    British tennis player Liam Broady after his defeat to David Goffin: "I was fighting pretty hard and had to save some break points. The reason these guys are where they are is they play the big points well.

    "After the first set it got away from quick. I was quite fatigued, my shoulders dropped. His levels maintained or rose and that was that.

    "What I have learnt is I am not as far away as I thought. I was toe to toe in the first set with a guy who was 15th in the world.

    "We have a good camaraderie in the British camp. I would like to think I am on the way to the top 100."

    He is currently 182nd in the world.

  147. Post update

    Sharapova 6-3 6-1 Hogenkamp

    Miles Maclagan

    Former coach to Andy Murray and Laura Robson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "History wouldn't suggest that Maria can beat Serena at Wimbledon. Sharapova's last win over her was in 2004. It was a scrappy first set for Maria. She got better and better as the match went on. It is another round out of the way for her."

  148. Post update

    Play on some of the outside courts

    What a scene. It is a day for the Wimbledon PR department to get their publicity photos done for the year.

  149. Post update

    Sharapova 6-3 6-1 Hogenkamp

    Tracy Austin

    Two-time US Openn champion on BBC TV

    "More double faults than Sharapova would like I am sure.

    "She will be happy with her returns in the second set. Every set under her belt on grass, since she didn't have any warm-up, she will be feeling more comfortable."

  150. Post update

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  151. Game, set and match

    Sharapova 6-3 6-1 Hogenkamp

    A familiar turn to all four sides of the court with an overhead waves followed by blown kisses.

    The performance was just as routine as the celebration from Maria Sharapova.

    Either Lesia Tsurenko or Irina-Camelia Begu next for her.

  152. Heat taking its toll


    A ball boy was taken unwell shortly before 14:00 BST, during a match between the Australian Matthew Ebden and John Isner of the US, when temperatures on court were soaring.

    Wimbledon have since tweeted: "The Ball Boy from Court 17 has been treated and is feeling much better. We wish him a speedy recovery."

    Isner is currently two sets to love up.

  153. Post update

    Sharapova 6-3 5-1 Hogenkamp

    Mara Sharapova

    Maria Sharapova is on the brink.

    An hour and four minutes on the clock, and just a game away from the third round,