Wimbledon 2015: Murray, Federer, Kvitova Into Last 32

2013 champion Andy Murray advanced into the third round at Wimbledon with a commanding win over Dutchman Robin Haase.

The third seed sealed a 6-1 6-1 6-4 win on court one in one hour and 27 minutes.

He will face Italian 25th seed Andreas Seppi or Croatian teenager Borna Coric in round three on Saturday.

Murray’s win on Thursday took place in conducive conditions than Wednesday’s record-breaking temperatures. The Scot claimed initiative when Hasse dropped serve in game three of the opening set, dropping just one point on serve- but a total of nine- despite a first-serve percentage of 38%.

He won 15 of his 17 points at the net and hit 25 winners overall en route to victory.

Murray’s compatriot, James Ward, also booked his place in the last 32 after he beat Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-3. It marks the first time since 2002 the pair of Britons will reach the third round of Wimbledon.

Wild- card Ward will meet Canadian Vasek Pospisil, who recovered from a third-set blip to oust No. 30 seed Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. It is the first time Pospisil, the defending doubles champion (w/Sock), enters the third round of the Wimbledon singles draw.

Andy Murray Keeps Hopes of Winning a Second Wimbledon Title Alive. Image: AELTC.
Andy Murray Keeps Hopes of Winning a Second Wimbledon Title Alive. Image: AELTC.

Seven-time winner Roger Federer breezed into the third round with a 6-4 6-2 6-2 win over American Sam Querrey.

Federer will face Australian Sam Groth in the next round, with the Swiss aiming to continue his hunt for an 18th Grand Slam title.

Women’s eighth seed Ekatarina Makarova failed to advance beyond round 2 after losing 6-2 7-5 to Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia.

Defending champion Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska and French Open semi-finalist Timea Bacsinszky are all through to the third round.

Bacsinzky reached her maiden Wimbledon 3rd round with a 6-2 6-1 Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa.

Kvitova continued her title defense with another quick 6-2 6-0 win over Kurumi Nara of Japan.

No. 18 ranked German Sabine Lisicki, finalist at the All England Club in 2013, continued her match into the round of 32 with a 2-6 7-5 6-1 win over the USA’s Christina McHale.

Spaniard Garbine Muguruza defeated Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 7-3 4-6 6-2, while third seed Wozniacki saw off Czech’s Dennisa Allertova 7-1 7-6(6).

Germany’s Angelique Kerber improved from a hard-fought opening set to dispatch Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5 6-2.

Men’s Singles – Second Round

[2] Roger Federer (SUI) d. Sam Querrey (USA) 64 62 62
[3] Andy Murray (GBR) d. Robin Haase (NED) 61 61 64
[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
[10] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Dustin Brown (GER)
[12] Gilles Simon (FRA) d. Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 61 61 67(5) 61
[13] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)
[15] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO)
[18] Gael Monfils (FRA) vs. Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
[20] Roberto Bautista-Agut (ESP) d. Benoit Paire (FRA) 26 46 63 63 63
[22] Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs. Aljaz Bedene (GBR)
[23] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
[25] Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs. Borna Coric (CRO)
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) d. [30] Fabio Fognini (ITA) 63 64 16 63
James Ward (GBR) d. Jiri Vesely (CZE) 62 76(4) 36 63
Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs. Pablo Andujar (ESP)
Sam Groth (AUS) d. James Duckworth (AUS) 75 64 76(6)

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