WIMBLEDON, Sporting Alert – Selected results from Wimbledon 2016 men’s and women singles involving seeded players on Wednesday’s Day Three.
Who Won On Centre Court?
Among the winners on the rain-affected third day were top-ranked men’s player Novak Djokovic, No. 3 seed Roger Federer and the third-seeded women’s contestant Agnieszka Radwanska, who were all in action under the roof on Centre Court.
It took Poland’s Radwanska a little over an hour to take care of Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine in two sets, 6-2, 6-1 to move into the second round of the tournament.
“A one-hour match is always good, especially with that weather,” Radwanska, who had to wait three days to play her first round match, said in her after match interview on ESPN.
“Now we’re playing every day, so I’m just very happy with that win and ready for the next one.”
Steady rain forced the match indoor.
“It’s like an indoor tournament, sometimes,” she said. “Have to kind of get used to that.
“Of course, it’s a little bit different without the sun, without the wind. So it’s a different game.
“But, well, it’s good that we could play today.”
I’m Working On A Grand Slam This Year
Radwanska, who is one of the best players without a Grand Slam as yet, is hoping to change that this year.
“[I’m] trying every year to do better and better, of course,” said Radwanska, who lost to Serena Williams in the 2011 final. “I was close a couple of times.
“So it’s another year to try. And hopefully I can do one step [further].”
Meanwhile, twice champion Petra Kvitova of Croatia wasted little time in putting away Romania’s Sorana Cirstea, 6-0 6-4 in her first round game.
Easy Does It For Djokovic
On the men’s side at Wimbledon 2016 under the roof on Centre Court, No. 1 Djokovic of Serbia defeated France’s Adrian Mannarino, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(5) in his second round match.
“Well, I have to be very grateful to have the opportunity to make history in the sport,” Djokovic said.
“Of course, every single record that I’ve managed to achieve in the last couple of years is important and is unique to me.
“Every next one that I have a possibility to achieve is more motivation. That’s how I look at it.”
Meanwhile, Federer of Switzerland easily brushed aside Great Britain’s world number 772 Marcus Willis, 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 in his Wimbledon 2016 second round contest.
In Other Results…
Elsewhere on the women’s side, Switzerland’s No. 7 seeded Belinda Bencic defeated Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova, 6-2, 6-3; 16th seeded Johanna Konta of Great Britain beat Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig, 6-1, 7-5; while No. 21 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) defeated Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE), 7-5, 1-6, 6-1.
On the men’s side, Australian No. 19 Bernard Tomic defeated Fernando Verdasco (ESP), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; while No. 8 Dominic Thiem (AUT) defeated Florian Mayer (GER), 7-5, 6-4, 6-4; No. 10 Tomas Berdych (CZE) beat Ivan Dodig (CRO), 7-6(5) 5-7 6-1 7-6(2).
Many matches were canceled, including games involving Garbine Muguruza (2), Angelique Kerber (4), Simona Halep (5), Venus Williams (8), Madison Keys (9), Carla Suarez Navarro (12), Samantha Stosur (14), Elina Svitolina (17), Sara Errani (20), Jelena Jankovic (22), Kiki Bertens (26) and Darya Kasatkina (29).
Wimbledon 2016 Selected Results
3-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) 6-2 6-1
7-Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) 6-2 6-3
10-Petra Kvitova (Croatia) beat Sorana Cirstea (Romania) 6-0 6-4
16-Johanna Konta (Britain) beat Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 6-1 7-5
21-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) 7-5 1-6 6-1
32-Andrea Petkovic (Germany) beat Nao Hibino (Japan) 3-6 7-5 6-2
1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Adrian Mannarino (France) 6-4 6-3 7-6(5)
3-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Marcus Willis (Britain) 6-0 6-3 6-4
8-Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat Florian Mayer (Germany) 7-5 6-4 6-4
10-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Ivan Dodig (Croatia) 7-6(5) 5-7 6-1 7-6(2)
19-Bernard Tomic (Australia) beat Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 4-6 6-3 6-3 3-6 6-4
24-Alexander Zverev (Germany) beat Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) 6-3 6-4 6-2