Wimbledon 2011: Daneika Borthwick unfazed by rain delay

By Phil MaidenBBC Sport at Wimbledon

Cumbria's Daneika Borthwick says she was unaffected by the long rain delay after knocking out Jesika Maleckova in the second round on Tuesday.

The Wimbledon debutant beat the Czech 15th seed in straight sets, 6-2 6-3.

"It's always nice to get a comfortable win, especially at Wimbledon," the 18-year-old told BBC Sport.

"The delay didn't affect me as I was never going striaght on after the rain, but I just tried to concentrate on what I needed to do and not the weather."

She added: "Luckily my family was here so I just played a couple of games, listened to my iPod and relaxed as much as I could.

"As soon as the court before me went on I started thinking about my match but it didn't bother me too much."

Roehampton-based Borthwick's win means she will next face american Catherine Harrison or Russian third seed Irina Khromacheva.

But before her next singles match she is playing with Ruth Seaborne against fifth seeds Victoria Duval of the United States and Madagascan junior Zarah Razafimahatratra.

"Fortunately the player I'm playing with comes and trains where I train, so before this tournament and Roehampton we've had some training together, which is nice because not many players get to do that with their partners," she added.

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