Wimbledon, Day 3: Winners and Losers

Results from Day 3 of the Wimbledon Championships where Murray, Nadal and French Open champion Ostapenko are in action.

Andy Murray took an hour and 36 minutes to get past Dustin Brown in straight sets.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Women's results

Gritty win for Konta

Johanna Konta defeated Donna Vekic in a humdinger of a battle at the Centre Court on Wednesday. She overcame the Croatian's challenge 7-6(4), 4-6, 10-8 in a match that went beyond three hours.

Kvitova crashes out

Petra Kvitova, the two-time Wimbledon champion and the bookmakers' favourite for the 2017 title, was knocked out in the second round. The Czech 11th seed lost 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to Madison Brengle of the United States.

Halep advances

Romanian second seed Simona Halep reached the third round with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia.

Azarenka shuts down last year's semifinalist

Victoria Azarenka stepped up her bid to become the first mother to win Wimbledon in 37 years as the former World No. 1 defeated Russian 15th seed Elena Vesnina on Wednesday. Azarenka cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 victory in the second round of her first Grand Slam since taking a year off to have her first child in December.

In just her second tournament following son Leo's birth, the 27-year-old Belarusian hopes to become the first mother to lift the Wimbledon women's singles trophy since Evonne Goolagong in 1980.

Ostapenko survives a scare

French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko survived a tough three-set battle against Canada's Françoise Abanda to reach the third round.

Cibulkova storms past Brady

Eighth seed Dominika Cibulkova hit 16 winners on her way to a 6-4, 6-4 victory over American Jennifer Brady.

Home favourite Watson cruises through to Round 3

Home favourite Heather Watson beat 18th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-0, 6-4 to reach the third round at the championships for the third time. Watson was off to a flying start on Court Two, losing only eight points on her way to winning the opening set in just 19 minutes.

Britain's Heather Watson returns against Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova during their women's singles second round match on Wednesday.

 

Maria Sakkari downs Krystina Pliskova

Greece's Maria Sakkari came back from a set down to reach the third round of the championships for the first time, beating Czech Kristyna Pliskova 6-7(6) 6-4 6-4 on Court 14.

Other Results:-

Ana Konjuh (Croatia) beat Irina-Camelia Begu (Romania) 7-6, 2-6, 6-3; Naomi Osaka (Japan) beat Barbora Strýcová (Czech Republic) 6-1, 0-6, 6-4.

Men's Results:

Murray eases past Brown

Andy Murray made light work of Dustin Brown, beating the German 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to book his berth in the third round. The defending champion will face Fabio Fognini. (Report)

Rafa brushes aside Young

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal reached the third round with a 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 win over Donald Young of the United States. Fourth seed Nadal will face Russian 30th seed Karen Khachanov for a place in the last-16.

Gilles Muller wins a marathon

Gilles Muller of Luxembourg slugged it out for five sets before emerging victorious in his second round match against Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol. He secured a thrilling 7-5, 6-7(7), 4-6, 6-3, 9-7 win.

Bautista Agut into Round 3

Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Peter Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to be the first man into the third round. He will either face Kei Nishikori or Sergiy Stakohskiy in the next round.

Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut returns to Germany's Peter Gojowczyk during their second round match.

 

Tsonga wins

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga sailed into the third round with a 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 win over Simone Bolelli of Italy.

Nishikori beats Stakhovsky in four sets

Kei Nishikori dug deep to keep his challenge alive as the Japanese star ground out a 6-4, 6-7 (7/9), 6-1, 7-6 (8/6) win over Ukrainian qualifier Sergiy Stakhovsky.

Despite reaching at least the quarterfinals of the other three Grand Slams, Nishikori has never been past the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Other results:

Sam Querrey (USA) beat Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Aljaž Bedene (United Kingdom) beat Damir Džumhur (Bosnia) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; Ruben Bemelmans (Belgium) beat Daniil Medvedev (Russia) 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3.