Slowly, without us noticing, the first stages of the Wimbledon tournament are over, and now the third round has kicked off today (Friday) on the turf of the All England Club and with it a number of fascinating games in the men’s and women’s rounds.
Andrei Rublev (Russia, 7th in the world) Never qualified for the third round at Wimbledon. This morning he has already advanced to the round of 16, with a hard but sweet victory over Fabio Ponini (Italy, 31). The Russian won 3: 6, 7: 5, 4: 6, 2: 6 and will next meet the winner between Diego Schwartzman (Argentina, 11) and Merton Pochowicz (Hungary, 48). Frances Tiapo (USA, 57), who knocked Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round, failed to continue the momentum too much and gave up To Karen Khachanov (Russia, 29) in three smooth sets with a score of 6: 3, 6: 4, 6: 4. The Russian will face Dan Evans (UK, 26) or Sebastian Corda (USA, 50) in the quarter-finals.
In the women, the senior ranks did their duty without any particular difficulty. First to advance to the quarterfinals was Iga in Biontech (Poland, 9) who ran 1: 6, 0: 6 over Irina Camila Bego (Romania, 79) in 55 minutes. Immediately after that they qualified for the next stage as well Arena Sabalenka (Belarus, 4) who halved 0: 6, 3: 6 And Carolina Pliskova (Czech Republic, 13) who defeated Teresa Martinkova 3: 6, 3: 6 (Czech Republic 87).