Wimbledon 2015: Federer, Nadal, Kvitova Cruise Into RND 2

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal advanced into round two of Wimbledon in straight sets as ladies’ singles defending champion Petra Kvitova breezed past Dutch woman Kiki Bertens in 35 minutes.

Germany’s tenth seed Angelique Kerber ‘bageled’ over compatriot Carina Witthoeft 6-0 6-0 to reach the second round for the first result of Day 2 at SW19. She became the third player to win without dropping a set at this year’s tournament.

Briton Laura Robson, staging her return to Wimbledon after a 17-month hiatus with wrist injury, saved a break point, but was too little to stave off a 6-2 6-2 defeat at the hands of Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina.

France’s No.13 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga engaged countryman Gilles Muller in a long five-setter, eventually prevailing 7-6(8) 6-7(3) 6-4 3-6 6-2.

Roger Federer Secures His 35th Win of 2015 in the First Round of Wimbledon. Image: AELTC.
Roger Federer Secures His 35th Win of 2015 in the First Round of Wimbledon. Image: AELTC.

The two-time Wimbledon semi-finalist (2011, 2012) is through to the second-round, where he faces Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Czech second seed Kvitova hit the ground running against Bertens, dropping just one point on serve- thanks to a double fault- in the whole match; aided by some fierce ground strokes to close out a rash first round win. She faces Japan’s Kurumi Nara or Magda Linette of Poland next.


Kvitova said: “It’s a great feeling. I was very nervous but when I was standing on the court, the atmosphere was unbelievable. I’m really glad with how I played.”

Two-time champion (2008 and 2010) Rafael Nadal may have arrived at the All England Club seeded 10th, but the Marjocan blasted 21 winners and saved four of his six break point opportunities to take out Brazilian Bellucci 6-4 6-2 6-4 in 2 hours and 10 minutes.

The Spaniard, fresh from winning in Stuttgart, improved to 5-0 in career head-to-head record against Bellucci. He faces Germany’s Dustin Brown in the round of 64.

Making his 63rd consecutive Grand Slam appearance is one heck of longevity Dzhumur had to contend with in the form of Federer in Tuesday. The 33-year-old yet maintained his poise, did not face a single break point and, of course, dispatched the Bosnian 6-1 6-3 6-3.

Selected women’s singles results

Heather Watson (GBR) def. Caroline Garcia (FRA) [32] 1-6, 6-3, 8-

Cassey Delacqua (AUS) def Tamira Paszek 6-2 6-2

Elina Svitolina (Ukr) def. Misaki Doi (Jpn) 3-6 6-3 6-2

Garbine Muguruza (Esp)[20] def. Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 6-4 6-1

Men’s singles first round

[2] Roger Federer (SUI) d. Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 61 63 63
[3] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
[10] Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 64 62 64
[12] Gilles Simon (FRA) vs. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
[13] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d. Gilles Muller (LUX) 76(8) 67(3) 64 36 62
[15] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) d. Steve Darcis (BEL) 62 76(4) 64
[18] Gael Monfils (FRA) vs. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
[20] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) d. Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 61 63 76(6)
[22] Viktor Troicki (SRB) d. Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 61 64 36 63
[23] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) d. Elias Ymer (SWE) 67(2) 62 64 76(2)
[25] Andreas Seppi (ITA) d. Brydan Klein (GBR) 63 62 62
[29] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs. Pablo Andujar (ESP)
[30] Fabio Fognini (ITA) d. Tim Smyczek (USA) 64 63 62
Sam Groth (AUS) d. [31] Jack Sock (USA) 63 36 63 63
Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) d. Kyle Edmund (GBR) 76(4) 61 62
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) d. Denis Istomin (UZB) 62 62 32 Ret.
Ernests Gulbis (LAT) vs. Lukas Rosol (CZE)
Robin Haase (NED) vs. Alejandro Falla (COL)
Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs. Aljaz Bedene (GBR)
Dustin Brown (GER) d. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 36 63 75 64
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) vs. Michael Berrer (GER)
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) vs. Borna Coric (CRO)
James Duckworth (AUS) d. Malek Jaziri (TUN) 76(2) 62 36 36 75
Filip Krajinovic (SRB) vs. Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
Jiri Vesely (CZE) vs. Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)
Benoit Paire (FRA) d. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 64 64 63
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs. Vincent Millot (FRA)
Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) d. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 64 76(3) 62
Luca Vanni (ITA) vs. James Ward (GBR)
Sam Querrey (USA) d. Igor Sijsling (NED) 75 63 64
Nikolai Basilashvili def. Facundo Bagnis

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