Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic play plus Serena Williams reaction

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu wins Center Court debut as Andy Murray starts with victory

Wimbledon enters day three at the All England Club with Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic the headline attractions, following Serena Williams’ dramatic late defeat last night.

Raducanu is back after a Center Court debut and looking to get past Caroline Garcia, with Murray scheduled to be third on Center with the prospect of some late drama against the big-serving John Isner. The home favorites are due on after Djokovic opens against Australian 26-year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Cameron Norrie (vs Jaume Munar), Heather Watson (vs Qiang Wang) and Harriet Dart (vs Rebeka Masarova) will look to keep up the momentum from an impressive first two days for British players at SW19, as is Ryan Peniston, the 26- year-old debutant who picked up his first grand slam win in the opening round. He faces experienced American Steve Johnson first on Court 3.

Elsewhere the exciting Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz (vs Tallon Griekspoor) and women’s world No2 Ons Jabeur (vs Katarzyna Kawa) take to Court 2 and Court 3 respectively this afternoon, while Wimbledon champions Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza also feature on Court 2.

Follow all the action from day two live, including the latest results, reaction and analysis from the All England Club


How to watch Wimbledon on TV

The BBC will once again be providing full coverage of Wimbledon, in what is Sue Barker’s final year of presenting the Championships. Coverage will begin on BBC Two at 11am BST on the first two days of play, with BBC One then starting from 1:45pm. The action will also be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer while the BBC Sport website will be showing action from around the grounds. Today at Wimbledon presented by Clare Balding will round up the best of the action each night at 8:30pm on BBC Two.

Lawrence OstlereJune 29, 2022, 10:53 a.m.


Iga Swiatek wins again but doesn’t consider herself on level of Williams sisters

World number one Iga Swiatek knows she cannot be compared to Serena or Venus Williams yet, despite winning her 36th match in a row to set a new record.

Swiatek’s 6-0 6-3 victory over Jana Fett on Center Court extended her winning run that began in February and made it the longest winning streak of the 21st century, overtaking Venus Williams’ record set in 2000.

The 21-year-old, who is already a two-time French Open champion and hot favorite for the SW19 crown, is surely set for bigger things but insists she is not at the level of the Williams sisters yet.

Lawrence OstlereJune 29, 2022 10:44 a.m.


Katie Boulter hopes hard work will pay off this year after opening Wimbledon win

Boulter, 25, was once the big British hope for the future, but injury has hampered her in recent years and she has not been able to play consistently.

The comeback from her latest fitness issues is going well after impressive runs at Birmingham and Eastbourne, where she beat Karolina Pliskova, and she followed that up with a comfortable 7-5 6-3 win over Frenchwoman Clara Burel at SW19.

She has full confidence that if she can stay fit she belongs at the highest level:

Lawrence OstlereJune 29, 2022 10:35 a.m.


The remarkable story of Ryan Peniston

British tennis star Ryan Peniston has said having cancer as a baby has been a “blessing in disguise” for making him “tougher as a player” after winning his debut singles match at Wimbledon.

The 26-year-old wildcard was loudly cheered on by his parents, Paul and Penny, from the side-lines of a packed court watching his triumph over Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen.

At the age of one, Peniston was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a tumor near his stomach, which required surgery and chemotherapy before years of regular check-ups.

The Essex-born player has previously attributed his late blooming in tennis to battling this as a youngster, as he grew up “a foot smaller than all my peers”.

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 10:28


Jack Draper reacts to first round win over Zizou Bergs

“Yeah, it was a tough one. It was a tough match. Felt like Zizou is someone who is quite a dangerous player. He’s someone I’ve known from the challengers. He’s quite flairy. He can play some incredible tennis, then he can play some quite loose tennis. Overall he’s a great competitor, a tough player to play against.

Glad with the way I came through the match. Obviously this is my first sort of Grand Slam on merit, main-draw win. I’m obviously very happy. Yeah, these are all good new experiences for me and glad to get the win today.”


Jack RathbornJune 29, 2022 10:20 a.m.


Morning showers at Wimbledon could delay play

It is teeming down with rain in south-west London this morning, and a 20-minute deluge has just soaked the All England Club. Roofs and covers are out all over SW19 so most of the surfaces have been preserved from the worst of it, but it could mean some delays to start times this morning if it continues, with play due to get under way at 11am.

Lawrence OstlereJune 29, 2022, 10:11 a.m.


Dan Evans reflects on first round loss to Jason Kubler

“Yeah Jason [Kubler] played very well. Yeah, I have to give him credit. Yeah, not easy to take, but he was better than me. Yeah, that was that.

Yeah, it’s tough to take, but he was better than me today. That’s all I can say really. I don’t think I played too badly. He was aggressive. He had a good game plan. Well onto him and his coach to put the game plan together and well onto Jason for carrying it out.”


Jack RathbornJune 29, 2022, 10:11 a.m.


Stefanos Tsitsipas on falling in love with grass after backing up Mallorca title with first round win

“Yeah, it made me kind of fall in love more with the surface. I like playing on grass. Having tournament wins on surfaces elevates you, puts you in a better mood, as well.

“It is very good for your self-esteem, and that’s how I have been feeling. It’s important to feel that way, especially when you are competing at the highest level of tennis.

“You know, winning titles can really boost your confidence and help you capture bigger titles later on in your career. You’ve got to start small. You don’t go big straightaway unless, I don’t know, unless we take girls as an example, they seem to be doing that straightaway. But on the men’s side, it’s kind of different.”

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Jack Rathborn29 June 2022 10:04


How it happened: Manic day of action at Wimbledon returns six British wins

It was a busy day for British hopes at Wimbledon on Tuesday as 11 home players were in action in the first round. Here is how the day unfolded:

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 09:48


Jack Draper ‘ready to do damage’ at Wimbledon after maiden grand slam victory

Jack Draper is ready to “do some damage” at Wimbledon after recording his first grand slam victory.

The 20-year-old has shown this year he is more than capable of building on his standout talent as a junior, rising more than 150 places in the rankings since taking a set off Novak Djokovic on his debut 12 months ago.

His game is particularly well suited to grass and he arrived at the All England Club as a top-100 player and a genuine danger to the rest of the field after reaching the semi-finals in Eastbourne.

He drew another in-form player in Belgian Zizou Bergs, champion at the recent second-tier Challenger tournament in Ilkley, but Draper fought off three set points in the third set to claim a 6-4 6-4 7-6 (4) Victory on Court 12.

Lawrence Ostlere29 June 2022 09:41

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