London: Maybe Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will get more of a workout in the second round. Each played less than 45 minutes in the first round on Tuesday, because both of their opponents quit with injuries.
Novak Djokovic's first-round match at Wimbledon against Martin Klizan lasted all of 40 minutes on Tuesday after Klizan pulled out due to a calf inury. Roger Federer's match, which was next in the All England Club's main stadium, went for 43 minutes.
Federer will return to Centre Court to face Serbia's Dusan Lajovic, while Djokovic will be on No 1 Court against 22-year-old Adam Pavlasek of the Czech Republic.
Top ranked Angelique Kerber looks to strive back to form
Top-ranked Angelique Kerber will meet Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens for the first time when they play on No. 1 Court. The runner-up to Serena Williams last year, Kerber is 21-4 all-time in the second round of Grand Slam tournaments, with her last loss at this stage coming at Wimbledon in 2013. She advanced on Tuesday by beating Irina Falconi of the United States 6-4, 6-4.
One of the women who could be ranked World No 1 at the end of the tournament, Karolina Pliskova, will face Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova on Centre Court. Pliskova, the number three seed, is making her sixth appearance at the All England Club, but she has yet to advance beyond the second round.
No 5 seed Caroline Wozniacki faces Tsvetana Pironkova on No 2 Court. A two-time U.S. Open finalist, Wozniacki needed three full sets to edge Timea Babos 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in her previous match. World No 7 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova will face fellow Russian Ekaterina Marakova.
Published Date: Jul 06, 2017 02:04 pm | Updated Date: Jul 06, 2017 02:04 pm