Sunday, June 27, 2010

Wimbledon Report: Day 6


While Andy Murray and Robin Soderling remained as strong as ever winning in straight sets on Saturday, top players Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, and Sam Querrey were all pushed to five-set matches before getting into the second week of Wimbledon. Nadal, in particular, seemed to be in huge danger down 2 sets to 1 against Philipp Petzschner and forced to get treatment for his elbows and his knees.

Other third round winners include Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Julien Benneteau, and Paul-Henri Mathieu who went toe to toe with Thiemo De Bakker in three very tight tiebreaks before prevailing 6-4 in the fourth set.


For the women, it was another round with straight sets wins all around. Both Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova moved on and now both former Wimbledon champions will face each other in the next round for a blockbuster fourth round match to parallel the Belgian clash in the other side of the draw.

Other top seeds to win on Saturday include Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska, and Na Li. Seeded players that loss were Alxendra Dulgheru, Flavia Pennetta, and Victoria Azarenka. Those latter two top 20 women were both defeated by Czech players, namely Klara Zakopalova and Petra Kvitova respectively.

This crazy drama-filled tournament now takes a breather on Sunday with no scheduled play as a prelude to one of the greatest days in tennis all year, the second Monday at Wimbledon. On Monday, every single Round of 16 match, men and women, will be played. An analysis of these matches will be forthcoming.

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