Wimbledon day 5, as it happened: Djokovic, Halep and Gauff advance

Live updates and commentary of Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep and Cori Gauff headline day five's action along with Indians Leander Paes and Divij Sharan.

Andy Murray and Serena Williams will pair up to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon 2019.   -  AFP/Getty Images

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of day five of Wimbledon 2019.


That's it for today.

Novak Djokovic booked a place in Wimbledon's fourth round after beating Hubert Hurkacz in four sets.

Simona Halep was on fire as she swatted aside Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-1 on Friday to reach the fourth round.

Cori Gauff's incredible Wimbledon run continued with a remarkable recovery to defeat Polona Hercog 3-6 7-6 (9-7) 7-5 on her Centre Court debut.

1:16pm: Last update of the date - Ugo Humbert beats Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 to advance to the fourth round.

1:12pm: Auger-Aliassime serves at 3-5 in the third set to stay in the tournament.

1:05pm: Humbert leads 4-2 in the third set and is two games away from an encounter with the reigning champion.

12:55pm: Ugo Humbert leads Felix Auger-Aliassime by two sets and 3-1.

12:44pm: Humbert breaks Auger-Aliassime in the first game of the third set.

12:42pm: CORI GAUFF COMES BACK FROM 3-6, 2-5 DOWN TO BEAT POLONA HERCOG 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5!

What a comeback by the 15-year-old!

Gauff will meet former world No. 1 Simona Halep in the fourth round on Manic Monday.

12:41pm: Match point for Cori Gauff.

12:35pm: Gauff holds to love for a third time in a row. Hercog to serve to stay in the tournament. Again.

On Court 1, Humbert leads Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 7-5.

12:32pm: Hercog finally holds serve. It's five all.

On Court 1, Humbert breaks Auger-Aliassime again and will serve for a two-set lead.

12:23pm: Gauff again serves to love in barely a minute. She leads Hercog 5-4 in the decider. Hercog to serve to stay in the match.

12:22pm: Auger-Aliassime, serving for the second set, is broken by Humbert, who'll serve at 4-5.

12:21pm: Hercog holds. It's four all.

12:14pm: Hercog breaks Gauff back. She serves at 3-4 in the deciding set.

12:07pm: Gauff holds serve in barely a minute to head Hercog 4-1.

12:06pm: Cori Gauff breaks Polona Hercog to go 3-1 up in the final set.

11:59pm: Auger Aliassime breaks. He is up 2-0 in the second set. Gauff leads 2-1 against Hercog.

11:56pm: Auger Aliassime loses first set against Humbert. Gauff level at 1-1 versus Gauff.

11:52pm: Gauff wins the first game of the third set by holding serve. Hercog to serve.

11:48pm: Felix Auger-Aliassime holds serve against Ugo Humbert. But he is behind 4-5 in the first set.


On the brink of defeat at 2-5 down in the set, Gauff is now level with Hercog. The 15-year-old is not done with Wimbledon 2019 yet.

11:40pm: Set point No. 3 for Gauff.

11:38pm: Second set point for Gauff. Backhand long. Seven all.

On Court 1, Humbert breaks Auger-Aliassime for a 4-3 lead in the first set.

11:36pm: Gauff brings up a set point at 6-5 on Hercog's serve.

11:35pm: Back on serve! Gauff serves at 4-5.

11:33pm: Hercog forces the error from Gauff and reverses the mini-break for 4-3 in the tiebreak.

11:31pm: A lucky net cord hands Gauff the mini-break at 3-2 in the tiebreak.

11:27pm: Second-set tiebreak between Gauff and Hercog.

11:20pm: Hercog pushes Gauff across the court as she holds serve for 6-5.

11:17pm: Gauff holds serve for five all against Hercog in the second set.

11:13pm: Gauff breaks Hercog as she serves for the match. On serve in the second set.

11:08pm: David Goffin beats Daniil Medvedev in a marathon! The Belgian prevails 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.

11:01pm: Cori Gauff serves to stay in the match at 3-6, 2-5 against Polona Hercog.

On Court 2, Goffin is serving for the match at 6-5 in the fifth set against Medvedev.

10:49pm: Novak Djokovic is through to the fourth round with a 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4 win over Hubert Hurkacz. He'll face the winner of the Felix Auger-Alliassime-Ugo Humbert match, which is up next on the same court.

10:48pm: Gauff holds serve to love, but she trails Hercog 3-6, 1-3.

10:44pm: Novak Djokovic is serving for the match against Hubert Hurkacz.

10:43pm: Hercog breaks Gauff for a 2-0 lead in the second set. The 15-year-old is cutting a forlorn figure right now.

10:35pm: Djokovic is two games away from a place in the fourth round.

10:31pm: Gauff's game just sank in that last game. Hercog breaks to love to take the first set 6-3.

10:30pm: Hercog races through her service game for a 5-3 lead over Gauff.

On Court 2, 11th seed Daniil Medvedev leads 21st seed David Goffin 6-4, 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 4-1.

Meanwhile, Fernando Verdasco beats Thomas Fabbiano 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-4.

10:26pm: Polona Hercog draws first blood! She breaks Cori Gauff for a 4-3 lead in the first set.

10:22pm: Djokovic too good for Hurkacz. He has the early break for a 2-1 lead in the fourth set. The end is nigh for the tall Pole.

10.15pm: Much better from Hurkacz. A couple of great forehands, one down the line, sees him take the first game of the fourth set.

In the women's singles, Petra Martic is through to the fourth round with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win against Danielle Collins.

10.10pm: SET! Djokovic races through two games in fives minutes to wrap up the set 6-1. Hurkacz looked sublime in the second set but this one was all about the World No. 1.

10.05pm: Novak's backhand is so good! Leading 40-30 in the fifth game, he produces a sublime cross-court backhand that gives him the game. He leads 4-1.

10.01pm: Hurkacz saves his serve this time and takes the first game of the second set. He's made Djokovic work hard at the baseline for the first time this set. He trails the Serb 3-1.

9.58pm: Djokovic looks to be in the groove now. Takes the third game too, makes it 3-0.

9.56pm: Djokovic breaks Hurkacz! The Serb races away to a 40-0 lead. Hurkacz tries his best to make a comeback but the top seed's clever shot placement sees his take a 2-0 lead int he second set.

9.53pm: Djokovic with the serve and he takes the first game of the second set. A miscued backhand stop him from taking it to love.

9:45pm: Hurkacz serves for second set at 6-5 in the tiebreak.


9:42pm: Hurkacz serves at 4-3 in the tiebreak against Djokovic.

9:39pm: Simona Halep beats Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-1.

Next up on Centre Court: Cori Gauff vs Polona Hercog.

9:38pm: Djokovic double-faults! Hurkacz to serve at 2-1 in the tiebreak.

9:35pm: Djokovic saves two set points on his serve. Hurkacz to serve to start the second-set tiebreak.

Halep will serve for the match against Azarenka.

On Court 3, Fernando Verdasco has a 6-4, 7-6 (1) lead against Thomas Fabbiano.

9:29pm: Seventh seed Simona Halep breaks Victoria Azarenka for a 6-3, 3-1 lead.

9:23pm: Danielle Collins wins the second set 6-3 against Petra Martic. It's one set all.

9:08pm: Simona Halep wins the opening set 6-3 against Victoria Azarenka.

8:57pm: David Goffin wins the second set 6-2 to level his match against Daniil Medvedev.

8:49pm: Azarenka breaks Halep to lead 3-1 in the first set.

Hurkacz and Djokovic both hold to love at the begin of the second set.

8:43pm: Petra Martic, the 24th seed, wins the first set 6-4 against Danielle Collins.

8:41pm: Novak Djokovic wins the first set 7-5 against Hubert Hurkacz.

On Court 3, Fernando Verdasco wins the opener against Thomas Fabbiano 6-4.

8:37pm: A semi-opportunity for Hurkacz to level. Djokovic double-faults for 0-30.

8:35pm: The defending champion takes the game on his fourth break point. Djokovic will serve for the first set against Hurkacz at 6-5.

On Centre Court, it's a battle of former world No. 1s. Simona Halep faces Victoria Azarenka.

8:32pm: Novak Djokovic has three break points to go ahead 6-5 in the first set. Hubert Hurkacz saves all three!

8:13pm: 2018 runner-up Kevin Anderson is out of Wimbledon 2019! Guido Pella wins 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (4) to reach the first round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

For the second year in a row, Pella has beaten the previous year's runner-up. In 2018, it was Marin Cilic in the second round.

On Court 2, 11th seed Daniil Medvedev wins the first set 6-4 against 21st seed David Goffin.

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7:37pm: Karolína Muchová beats 20th seed Anett Kontaveit 7-6 (7), 6-3 to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

7:26pm: Karolina Pliskova, the third seed, beats 28th seed Hsieh Su-wei 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, matching her best performance at SW19 from last year.

Four-time champion Novak Djokovic will take on Hubert Hurkacz on Court 1 next.

7:17pm: Dayana Yastremska, the 19-year-old Ukrainian, reaches the fourth round of Wimbledon in her first main-draw appearance, defeating Viktorija Golubic 7-5, 6-3.

7:16pm: Tenth seed Karen Khachanov is out of Wimbledon 2019. Roberto Bautista Agut, the 23rd seed, reaches the fourth round with a 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-1 win.

7:07pm: Karolína Muchová wins the first-set tiebreak 9-7 against 20th seed Anett Kontaveit.

7:00pm,: Kevin Anderson, the fourth seed and 2018 runner-up, is in deep trouble. Guido Pella leads their match 6-4, 6-3.

6:50pm: Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner are into the third round of the men's doubles with a 7-6 (1), 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-4.

6:45pm: Hsieh Su-wei takes the second set 6-3 against third seed Karolina Pliskova. It's one set all.

Tenth seed Karen Khachanov is down two sets to love to Guido Pella.

6:37pm: Dayana Yastremska rattles off five games in a row to win the first set 7-5 against Viktorija Golubic.

6:24pm: Guido Pella needs five points to break 2018 runner-up Kevin Anderson and win the first set 6-4.

On Court 18, Benoit Paire beats Jiri Vesely 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (2).

6:09pm: Third seed Karolina Pliskova wins the first set 6-3 against Hsieh Su-wei on Court 1.

6:02pm: Roberto Bautista Agut, the 23rd seed, wins the first set 6-3 against 10th seed Karen Khachanov.

6:00pm: Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner win a third-set tiebreaker 8-6 to lead Joran Vliegen and Sander Gille two sets to one.

On Court 18, Benoit Paire leads Jiří Veselý by two sets to one. It's on serve in the fourth.

5:50pm: Eighth seed Elina Svitolina wins a tough third-round match against Maria Sakkari 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-2.

5:24pm: Leander Paes and Sam Stosur lose in the mixed doubles first round to the Brit pair of Evan Hoyt and Eden Silva 4-6, 6-2, 4-6.

In the men's singles, 15th seed Milos Raonic, the 2016 runner-up, beats Riley Opelka 7-6 (1), 6-2, 6-1.

5:10pm: Joran Vliegen and Sander Gille win the second set 7-5 to level their match against Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner at one set all.

5:02pm: Zhang Shaui ousts former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time.

On Court 12, 15th seed Milos Raonic leads Riley Opelka 7-6 (1), 6-2.

On Court 3, Maria Sakkari wins the second-set tiebreak 7-1 to level her match against eighth seed Elina Svitolina.

4:58pm: Svitolina had a match point on Sakkari's serve in the second set. Instead we have a tiebreak.

On Court 2, Wozniacki is serving to stay in the match at 4-6, 2-5 against Zhang.

4:46pm: Paes and Stosur win the second set 6-2 and level their mixed doubles first-round match against the Brit pair of Hoyt and Silva.

Svitolina breaks Sakkari, who was serving for the set. It's five apiece in the second.

4:30pm: 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic wins the first-set tiebreak 7-1 against Riley Opelka, the tallest player in ATP history.

4:28pm: Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner win the first-set tiebreaker 7-1 against Joran Vliegen and Sander Gille.

In mixed doubles, Leander Paes and Sam Stosur lose the first set 4-6 but lead the second 3-1 against Evan Hoyt and Eden Silva.

4:23pm: Jiří Veselý takes the first set 7-5 against 28th seed Benoit Paire.

4:21pm: Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki loses six games in a row as Zhang Shuai takes the first set 6-4.

Elina Svitolina starts the second set the same way she started the first -- going down 0-3.

4.15 pm: Yeah, the fight is on. Wozniacki's lead as Zhang wins four games in a row to level the first set at 4-4. Svitolina has come from behind to take the first set against Sakkari 6-3.

4.05 pm: The seeded players are having a tough day in the men's singles. Raonic is down 4-3 to Opelka while Paire is down by the same score to Vesely.

4.04 pm: It is 4-3 in Peas' and Sharan's matches. Paes and Stosur lead 4-3 while Sharan and Demoliner are down 4-3.

4.02 pm: Signs of a fight? Zhang finally manages to take a game off Wozniacki. And Svitolina levels the first set 3-3 against Sakkari.

3.57 pm: Peas and Stosur are 3-2 up in their first round mixed doubles match while Divij Sjaram and Demoliner are down 3-2 in their second round men's doubles match.

3.55 pm: Former No.1 Wozniacki is breezing through on Court 2. Fifteen minutes in, she leads Zhang 4-0.

3.51 pm: In the men's singles, fifteenth seed Raonic is down 2-1 to Reilly Opelka while Paire is locked 1-1 with Vesely.

3.48 pm: Wozniacki leads Zhang 2-0 in the opening game. Svitolina isn't having it as easy on Court 3. She is down 2-1 to Maria Sakkari.

Indian interest: Leander Paes, partnering Samantha Stosur, and Divij Sharan, partnering Marcelo Demoliner, are in action Court 16 and 6 respectively.

— We're into day five of Wimbledon 2019 and there are quite a few mouth-watering clashes lined up. The highlight is going to be Serena Williams and Andy Murray's mixed doubles match. It's yet to be arranged on today's order of play, presumably because they're waiting for the centre court to be free. Where else would you have such an iconic pair play their first match together?

Teenage sensation Cori Gauff is also scheduled to take on Polona Hercog on centre court today, but only after a potentially pulsating match between two former World numbers ones, Simona Halep and Victoria Azarenka (one more recent than the other). Azarenka looks like she could be the dark horse here.

Novak Djokovic's third round clash against Herbert Hurkacz is on court 1 after Karolina Pliskova's match against Su-Wei Hsieh.

Among Indians in action today are Leander Paes and Divij Sharan. Paes pairs up with Samantha Stosur in mixed doubles. Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner take on Joran Vliegen and Sander Gille in a men's doubles second round match.

Friday's Order of play on main show courts


Kevin Anderson (RSA) [4] vs Guido Pella (ARG) [26]

Simona Halep (ROU) [7] vs Victoria Azarenka (BLR)

Polona Hercog (SLO) vs Cori Gauff (USA)


Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) [28] vs Karolina Pliskova (CZE) [3]

Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs Hubert Hurkacz (POL)

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) [19] vs Ugo Humbert (FRA)


Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [14] vs Shuai Zhang (CHN)

Karen Khachanov (RUS) [10] vs Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) [23]

Daniil Medvedev (RUS) [11] vs David Goffin (BEL) [21]


Elina Svitolina (UKR) [8] vs Maria Sakkari (GRE) [31]

Karolina Muchova (CZE) vs Anett Kontaveit (EST) [20]

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs Thomas Fabbiano (ITA)

Jamie Murray (GBR) / Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) vs Joe Salisbury (GBR) / Katy Dunne (GBR)


Leander Paes/Sam Stosur vs Evan Hoyt/Eden Silva


Joran Vliegen/ Sander Gille vs Divij Sharan/Marcelo Demoliner