Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Rain curtails Day 2 at SW19

Serena Williams had no problems gaining entry to the second round of Wimbledon 2016 while Andy Murray as a Scot chose to remain following his defeat of Liam Broady, who felt, as an Englishman, that leaving was appropriate - another Wexit.

Stan Wawrinka, Richard Gasquet, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Nick Kyrgios and Juan Martin Del Potro were prominent names among the men's draw to advance with few difficulties, although unsurprisingly Kyrgios attracted a code violation before finally dispensing with Stepanek.

No seeded players were defeated, both women and men, in matches which were completed, but 30 matches in total were either suspended because of rain, or not even commenced.

Sveta Kuznetsova defeated Caroline Wozniacki on Centre Court after the roof enabled that match to proceed, and Roberta Vinci as sixth seed, scraped through in three sets, in one of her rare 2016 successes.
19th seed and winner at Eastbourne last week, Dominika Cibulkova, was broken early in her match but once settled dominated for the rest for a straight sets win.  Her name hasn't been mentioned much but it wouldn't surprise if she was still around in week two.

Day three has not started on time because of rain, so London is already giving Paris a run for its money in terms of weather interruptions.

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