Wimbledon, Day 2: Winners and Losers

Results from Day 2 of the Wimbledon Championships. Kerber, del Potro advance to the second round

Federer: 'It feels great to be back on Centre Court.'   -  Getty Images


Kerber cruises into second round

Top seed Angelique Kerber safely secured a spot in the second round of the Wimbledon Championships with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over USA's Irina Falconi. After her win, Kerber said: "When I walk on Centre Court, all the memories from last year came back. I was trying to focus on today, a new match but I'm happy to be back. This year is completely different but I'm looking forward to playing my next matches. She had nothing to lose, she came from qualifying, and she played good. It's always good to have a tough match in the first round." MATCH REPORT

The German, winner of the Australian and US Opens last year, will face Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens in the next round.

Vandeweghe advances

American Coco Vandeweghe has reached the second round with a 7-5 6-2 win over Mona Barthel of Germany. The 24th-seeded Vandeweghe, who has teamed up with former men's champion Pat Cash, recorded an impressive tally of 30 winners to seal the victory.


Arina Rodionova causes upset

Arina Rodionova saved Australia's blushes -- and seven match points -- as she became the first Aussie through to the second round at Wimbledon on Tuesday after five previous hopefuls crashed out. The qualifier, and world number 166, dumped out Russian 16th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 9-7 in a rollercoaster encounter, taking it on her own fifth match point.

Muguruza eases past Alexandrova

2015 finalist Garbine Muguruza booked her spot into the second round of Wimbledon after a solid performance against Ekaterina Alexandrova. Muguruza thrashed the inexperienced Russian 6-2, 6-4.

Wozniacki wins Babos battle

Caroline Wozniacki overcame a second-set wobble to book her spot in the second round.

The Danish fifth seed beat Hungary's world No. 42 Timea Babos 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in an hour and 42 minutes on Centre Court.

Others Results:

Sorana Cirstea (Romania) beat 23-Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 7-6(4), 7-5 Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) beat Magda Linette (Poland) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3; Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) beat Monica Niculescu (Romania) 6-4, 6-1 Tatjana Maria (Germany) beat Anastasia Potapova (Russia) 6-3, 2-2 (Potapova retired); Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) beat Misaki Doi (Japan) 6-4, 6-3; Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland) beat Zhang Shuai (China) 6-3, 6-7, 6-1; Varvara Lepchenko (USA) beat Lauren Davis (USA) 6-4, 7-5; Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) beat Han Xinyun (China) 6-3, 6-4; Petra Martić (Croatia) beat Daria Gavrilova (Australia) 6-4, 2-6, 10-8.


Federer sails into the next round

Seven-time champion Roger Federer took the first set 6-3 and was ahead 3-0 in the second when Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov decided to stop because of an ankle injury.

"It feels great to be back on Centre Court. I was hoping he was feeling better today but he's had a rough one this year and had to pull out a lot of matches. I'm happy to be back and getting another win here is great news so I'm very happy," the Swiss No. 3 seed said.

"Just because I haven't played the clay court season doesn't make me the favourite you'd think Rafa would be feeling good about his chances, the same for Murray, same for Djokovic," he added.

"I'm happy to be here and that was my big goal that I would be back here healthy and I made it, so I already achieved my dream. We'll see how far I can go."

Djokovic advances as Klizan retires

Three-time champion Novak Djokovic advanced to the second round after Slovakia's Martin Kližan retired in the second set. The second seed Serb was leading 6-3, 2-0 when Klizan retired.

Raonic in round two

Milos Raonic was back in the old routine as last year's Wimbledon runner-up advanced to the second round with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) win against Jan-Lennard Struff.

The sixth seed made a business-like start to his bid to make a second major final, in the process extended German world No. 53 Struff's losing streak at Grand Slams to 10 matches.

Del Potro wins it on seventh match point

Juan Martin Del Potro was pushed to an extent by next generation hopeful Thanasi Kokkinakis. But the experienced Argentine pulled through to the next round with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 win over the Australian.

Ferrer upstages Gasquet

The 35-year-old David Ferrer upset No.22 seed Richard Gasquet 6-3 6-4 5-7 6-2 to advance to the next round.

Mischa Zverev returns to Bernard Tomic in the first round of Wimbledon Championships on Tuesday.   -  AFP


Mischa through to second round

German Mischa Zverev has progressed to the second round with a 6-4 6-3 6-4 win over Australian Bernard Tomic. Zverev dominated the encounter, hitting 18 aces as he sealed the victory without facing a single break point.

Sascha, too

Mischa's younger sibling Alexander 'Sascha' Zverev stormed into the second round with a straight-sets win over Russia's Evgeny Donskoy. Zverev, in over an hour, dispatched Donskoy 6-4, 7-6, 6-3.

Thiem trounces Pospisil

After a crushing win over Canada's Vasek Pospisil, eighth seed Dominic Thiem progressed to the second round.

Other results

Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) beat Nicolas Mahut (France) 6-2, 7-5, 6-4; Kyle Edmund (Britain) beat Alexander Ward (Britain) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1; Kyle Edmund (Britain) beat Alexander Ward (Britain) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1; Adam Pavlasek (Czech Republic) beat Ernesto Escobedo (U.S.) 6-7(7), 6-1, 6-3, 6-1; Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) beat Victor Estrella (Dominican Republic) 6-1, 6-1, 6-2; Gael Monfils (France) beat Daniel Brands (Germany) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4; Albert Ramos Vinolas (Spain) beat Jordan Thompson (Australia) 6-4, 6-4, 7-6; Ričardas Berankis (Lithuania) beat Steve Darcis (Belgium) 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3; Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) beat Taro Daniel (Japan) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2; Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) beat James Ward (United Kingdom) 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.

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