Wimbledon lookahead: Novak Djokovic back on Centre Court


With Novak Djokovic, Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray scheduled to play on Centre Court, Day 3 at Wimbledon looks a lot like Day 1. All three players won their opening matches in the main stadium at the All England Club on Monday. Djokovic, a six-time champion who has won the last three Wimbledon men’s singles titles, will face Thanasi Kokkinakis. Raducanu will be next on Centre Court against Caroline Garcia, followed by two-time champion Murray versus John Isner. Other top names in action include Ons Jabeur, Maria Sakkari, Angelique Kerber, Carlos Alcaraz and Frances Tiafoe. In a match between two Ukrainian women whose lives have been disrupted by war, Lesia Tsurenko will face Anhelina Kalinina.


Cloudy. High of 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius).


Women’s First Round: No. 1 Iga Swiatek beat Jana Fett 6-0, 6-3; No. 4 Paula Badosa beat Louisa Chirico 6-2, 6-1; No. 5 Maria Sakkari beat Zoe Hives 6-1, 6-4; No. 11 Coco Gauff beat Elena-Gabriela Ruse 2-6, 6-3, 7-5; No. 16 Simona Halep beat Karolina Muchova 6-3, 6-2; No. 20 Amanda Anisimova beat Yuan Yue 6-3, 6-4; No. 25 Petra Kvitova beat Jasmine Paolini 2-6, 6-4, 6-2; Harmony Tan beat Serena Williams 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7).

Men’s First Round: No. 2 Rafael Nadal beat Francisco Cerundolo 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Alexander Ritschard 7-6 (1), 6-3, 5-7, 6-4; Maxime Cressy beat No. 6 Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5); No. 11 Taylor Fritz beat Lorenzo Musetti 6-4, 6-4, 6-3; Steve Johnson beat No. 18 Grigor Dimitrov 4-6, 5-2, retired; Nick Kyrgios beat Paul Jubb 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-7 (3), 7-5.


36 — Number of consecutive victories for Swiatek, the longest winning streak on the women’s tour since 1997, when Martina Hingis won 37.


“I feel like she’s developing every month even. I’m pretty sure that she’s going to win Grand Slams soon.” — Swiatek speaking about Gauff, the player she beat to win the French Open title earlier this month.


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