Dominic Thiem injured!
It’s a shame that Dominic Thiem’s run at Wimbledon is over before it has really begun. The Austrian who made the Roland Garros final a few weeks ago picked up an injury down two sets and a break to Baghdatis called it a day.
The 5th seed seemed to be having a problem with his back/shoulder and received some treatment for this but could not continue.
Well, I had Petra down as my favourite and Sasnovich with respect is no pushover. I expected her to give Petra a battle but to do what she did has well and truly opened up the ladies draw now. Sasnovich took the first set 6-4 and then Petra repaid the favour with the same scoreline before being bageled in the third set by the Belarussian.
Jay Clarke so close!
Following some good tennis this year and some good tennis in Eastbourne lately Jay Clarke of Great Britain was given a wildcard for the tournament and found himself up against a very talented but troubled player in Ernests Gulbis who now what seems a lifetime ago was ranked so high but injuries and issues meant he dropped down pulled off a five set win against the young Brit.
Garbine & Rafa win!
Business as usual for these two. Neither Garbine Muguruza or Rafael Nadal wasted much time at all in their respective matches as they booked their place in the second round of Wimbledon with straight set victories.
David out! 😦
It’s been a tough old year for David Goffin. Bizarre injuries have meant that he just hasn’t been able to find any rhythm at all and I didn’t expect him to pull up trees this fortnight but a first round exit is a shame for a player who just cannot get a break. Fingers crossed this break does him some good, he can get fit and think and focus on getting to London in November.
Del Potro begins his quest
Out on Court 3 the Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro won in straight sets against Gojowcjwk from Germany as the former semi-finalist who many consider a favourite here got his tournament under way in fashion.
Three Brits through!
Kyle Edmund and Johanna Konta safely orchestrated their way through to round two at Wimbledon but also Katie Boulter who I had the pleasure of watching in Birmingham alongside Heather Watson who lost today at SW19. Katie was up against a tough player in Veronica Cepede Roug who has taken headlines at majors before including last years Roland Garros where she made the fourth round
Maria Sharapova led fellow Russian and qualifier Diatchenko 7-6 5-2 and was a game away from the second round of Wimbledon for the first time in a few years but the former champion didn’t play too well and her game fell apart as she lost 7-6 6-7 4-6 against Diatchenko a type of performance we haven’t seen from Sharapova for a few months after it looked like she turned a corner.