Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Jack Draper beaten by Alex De Minaur in thriller after Rafael Nadal and Coco Gauff wins

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Day four of Wimbledon saw the return of Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek following the crushing losses to both home favourites on Wednesday when Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu suffered second-round exits on Centre Court.

Nadal overcame errors and a long rain delay to beat Ricardas Berankis and bolster his bid for a third crown at the All England Club. After a sloppy start Nadal produced at the important moments and came out to quickly break Berankis in the fourth as his opponent attempted to mount a comeback, on his way to a 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-3 win.

Swiatek’s struggles with grass seemed to continue, as the World No 1 needed three sets to defeat the lucky loser Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove on Court One. Swiatek had to dig deep at times to pull out a 6-4 4-6 6-3 victory, that extended her winning streak to 37 wins.

Meanwhile, British hopes at Wimbledon were revived by sensational performances from Katie Boulter and Liam Broady. First, Boulter fought from a set down to defeat former World No 1 Karolina Pliskova on Centre Court while Broady then beat Diego Schwartzman in five sets. It came after Heather Watson finished off Wang Qiang to reach the third round in a match that was interrupted from last night, but Alastair Gray, Harriet Dart and Jack Draper could not join them. Draper was beaten in a thrilling late-night battle by Alex De Minaur in the final match of the day.

Earlier, a stunning display from Nick Kyrgios fired the Australian to a straight sets win over Filip Krajinovic. Kyrgios was faultless in running away with the victory in 85 minutes and will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in round three after the number four seed beat Jordan Thompson in straight sets.

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

Wimbledon 2022 Day 4 updates

  • Coco Gauff continues strong form with 6-2 6-3 win over Mihaela Buzarnescu

  • Draper edged out by impressive De Minaur in absorbing four-set battle

  • Nadal overcomes Berankis in four sets following long rain delay

  • World No 1 Swiatek drops set but beats lucky loser Kerkhove

  • Boulter stuns No 6 seed Pliskova on Centre Court

  • Liam Broady shocks Diego Schwartzman in five-set comeback

  • Heather Watson through to third round after finishing off Wang Qiang

  • Harriet Dart defeated in three sets by Jessica Pegula

  • Sensational Kyrgios destroys Krajinovic 6-2 6-3 6-1, faces Tsitsipas next

  • Alastair Gray, one of six British players in action today, beaten by Taylor Fritz

Jack Draper vows to return to Wimbledon ‘a different player’ after battling loss

Friday 1 July 2022 00:08 , Jamie Braidwood

Jack Draper vowed to come back stronger after seeing his Wimbledon run end in the second round with defeat by 19th seed Alex De Minaur.

“It was a high-level match,” said Draper. “I thought Alex played incredibly well. Definitely, definitely tough out there. I think I can take a lot of positives. There’s also a lot of things I need to improve and keep working, developing.

“In terms of my tennis, it’s obviously trying to hit my spots on my serve. I think my forehand needs a lot of work still. But I think the main thing is the physicality.

“Grand slam tennis is completely different. This is one of my first experiences. I’m here on merit in the main draw and also playing against a guy who is known for being unbelievably resilient. It’s a really good challenge for me.

“I think I do need these types of lessons to really grow. I think hopefully as I get more experiences like these, it’s going to help me in the future to push on in these types of tournaments.

“Next year I’ll be a different player again because physically I will have improved. Hopefully I will have stayed injury free. Obviously I’ve got a lot to work on. That’s not such a bad thing. It’s just going to take a bit of time.”

Jack Draper vows to return to Wimbledon ‘a different player’ after battling loss

Wimbledon: Looking ahead to day five

Thursday 30 June 2022 22:29 , Jamie Braidwood

That’s all from today’s live coverage, as the dark descends on Wimbledon and the fans have long since headed for the exits.

We’ll be back tomorrow with live updates from the start of the third round, as Novak Djokovic and Cameron Norrie take to Centre Court.

Ons Jabeur, Carlos Alcaraz and Heather Watson will all also be in action.

Who is playing at Wimbledon tomorrow? Day 5 order of play featuring Rafael Nadal

Wimbledon 2022: Coco Gauff 6-2 6-3 Mihaela Buzarnescu - Game, set and match!

Thursday 30 June 2022 22:10 , Jamie Braidwood

It’s been lost a little tonight with so many people gripped by Jack Draper’s contest with Alex De Minaur but Coco Gauff has wrapped up a 6-2 6-3 Mihaela Buzarnescu on Centre Court and is through to the third round.

Gauff faces American Amanda Anisimova in the next round, with the winner of that match facing either Katie Boulter or Harmony Tan, who successfully followed up her victory over Serena Williams.

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Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 6-2 6-3 Jack Draper - Game, set and match!

Thursday 30 June 2022 22:01 , Jamie Braidwood

What a match. Jack Draper can hold his head high. There’s so much to be excited about and he is set for a big future.

Alex De Minaur, too, what a player he is. He can really go far and plays Liam Broady next.

De Minaur starts his interview by shouting out his girlfriend Katie Boulter, who shocked Karolina Pliskova this afternoon.

“Hell of a player, hell of a talent,” he says of Draper.

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 6-2 6-3 Jack Draper - Game, set and match!

Thursday 30 June 2022 21:57 , Jamie Braidwood

A double fault leaves Draper looking at the match right here at 30-30.

De Minaur with the nice angle out wide, Draper reaches for it and the backhand crosscourt catches the line after a challenge from Draper!

Replay point - but Draper stretching for a forehand pulls it wide!

Match point De Minaur. First serve is an inch wide.

Draper with a big forehand but De Minaur is so resiliant. He hangs on and forces the error from Draper.

What a match. Incredible effort from both and the reaction from De Minaur shows just how hard the battle was.

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 6-2 5-3 Jack Draper*

Thursday 30 June 2022 21:49 , Jamie Braidwood

The roof will come off Court No 1 if Draper can break here, and he makes a good start as De Minaur forces a forehand long.

Ah, there’s a chance as Draper comes into the net but De Minaur crushes the forehand into Draper’s body and the dug-out volley is wide.

Big serve from De Minaur. Long from Draper.

Forehand into the corner from Draper and the volley at the net! It’s 30-30.

Blocked return from Draper - he puts his hands on his hips after it drifts long.

Ace from De Minaur. Clutch. Vital hold.

Draper just has one chance left. Now he must hold himself.

Wimbledon 2022: *Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 6-2 4-3 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 21:46 , Jamie Braidwood

Draper does what is required and a couple of big serves moves him to 40-0, before a smash at the net confirms the hold.

De Minaur is two games away from the third round but Draper is not going away.

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 6-2 4-2 Jack Draper*

Thursday 30 June 2022 21:43 , Jamie Braidwood

Clutch serving from De Minaur to get to 30-0 but after a second serve De Minaur lofts a bakchand long of the baseline.

Brilliant hitting again from both players, but De Minaur has the greater depth and Draper pushes the backhand wide.

Another solid serve from De Minaur gets him the hold.

Wimbledon 2022: *Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 6-2 3-2 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 21:39 , Jamie Braidwood

The Court 1 crowd are still right behind Draper, urging him on and desperate to see a decider. The serve out wide gets him level at 15-15 but the drop shot following the next serve is not his best call. Draper nets on the backhand from mid-court and finds himself facing two more break points.

Draper hangs in as De Minaur finally makes an error from the baseline, pushing a backhand long. Stunning from Draper to save the second! He meets the De Minaur pass at the net and drops the volley for a winner.

Deuce. De Minaur shanks a backhand.

Huge forehand from Draper! De Minaur nets and he is still alive in this fourth set!

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 6-2 3-1 Jack Draper*

Thursday 30 June 2022 21:33 , Jamie Braidwood

It’s just relentless from De Minaur - who is not missing a shot at the moment. He outlasts Draper in another baseline duel before the serve snapped down the middle sees no reply.

Wimbledon 2022: *Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 6-2 2-1 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 21:30 , Jamie Braidwood

Outstanding again from De Minaur. He matches Draper in a brilliant baseline battle, in a huge display of hitting from the Australian. Draper goes wide before De Minaur cannons a forehand winner to set up three break points.

Draper must hold this but the level from De Minaur is way too good. De Minaur hangs in there following a Draper smash and the whipped forehand pass is stunning. It seals the break and could be a fatal blow.

Wimbledon 2022: *Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 6-2 0-1 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 21:23 , Jamie Braidwood

It’s a huge task for Draper now but he sets off on the right foot with a hold to love.

Just keep that serve firing and hope for a chance on the De Minaur serve. This is not over.

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 6-2 Jack Draper - De Minaur takes the third set

Thursday 30 June 2022 21:18 , Jamie Braidwood

Draper clips the lines on both sides as De Minaur serves for the set before he is unable to make the backhand pass with De Minaur closing the angle.

De Minaur steps in again and a volley into the open court brings up set point, An ace down the middle does it for De Minaur.

All of a sudden Draper faces a long, long way back

Wimbledon 2022: *Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 5-2 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 21:14 , Jamie Braidwood

Draper goes for the dramatic running forehand down the line but it flashes an inch or so long. He then brings De Minaur into the net with a drop shot, but De Minaur nudges wide, but then De Minaur catches the baseline with a backhand pass.

15-30. Draper suddenly picks up the pace with a forehand into the corner, but the drop shot just drifts wide!

Break point at 15-40, and it’s a double fault from Draper.

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 4-2 Jack Draper*

Thursday 30 June 2022 21:09 , Jamie Braidwood

Draper with a wild first return off the De Minaur serve. De Minaur then goes searching for the backhand down the line but pushes wide, with Draper netting on the next point.

Wow, unbelievable level from both players, but Draper blinks first on the lenghy exchange from behind the baseline.

40-15, and De Minaur cries out as he seals the hold with Draper going long.

Wimbledon 2022: *Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 3-2 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 21:05 , Jamie Braidwood

Draper yells at himself after he goes long on the opening point but then follows in a serve to put away the volley. Another forehand long is followed by more aggressive hitting to the baseline, as De Minaur hits into the net off balance.

30-30, great serve from Draper, as De Minaur flays at the return. And there’s the winner! Draper moves back to within one game.

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 3-1 Jack Draper*

Thursday 30 June 2022 21:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Seriously impressive stuff from De Minaur, this, as he moves ahead in the third set of this absorbing contest.

But then out of nowhere, double fault, forehand into the net and Draper has two break back points!

Draper grunts a return back, the rally picks up pace, and De Minaur slumps one into the net!

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 3-0 Jack Draper*

Thursday 30 June 2022 20:53 , Jack Rathborn

Draper under pressure here on his own serve.

De Minaur sensing a chance, bouncing behind the baseline at 15-30, but that’s a fine serve from Draper and we’re at 30-30.

That’s too good, stunning from De Minaur to whip that across court as Draper closed in on the net, a perfect pass. Break point.

Silky touch from Draper at the net, another of those backhand volleys that just die over the other side of the net. It’s taking that kind of quality to fend of De Minaur right now.

But Draper goes long and it’s another break point for the Aussie. Again, so good from Draper, a backhand down the line fizzes past De Minaur.

De Minaur on the run and skips up to return a backhand, Draper can’t control it and it’s a third break point.

And there’s the break, Draper netting with a forehand and De Minaur has two breaks now, 3-0.

Wimbledon 2022: *Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 2-0 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 20:50 , Jack Rathborn

So solid from De Minaur, who despite his size has a powerful serve of his own. He holds to love.

Wimbledon 2022: *Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 1-0 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 20:46 , Jamie Braidwood

Huge ace from Draper facing 15-30. De Minaur gets his frame on another big one out wide, but then the Australian flashes a stunning forehand winner as Draper came into the net.

Deuce. And that’s outstanding from De Minaur. Brilliant depth into the corners and he follows it with a sliced volley past Depaer.

Break point. But Draper comes up with the serve and puts away the volley!

Still not out, though, as Draper nets on the backhand.

Ah. Draper pushes a backhand wide and De Minaur gets the opening break,

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 20:39 , Jamie Braidwood

That is a tough break for Draper. De Minaur lets out a huge roar. This is going late.

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 7-6 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 20:35 , Jamie Braidwood

De Minaur makes a brilliant start, flying into the forehand volley and moving into a 2-0 lead. He returns the Draper first serve and digs into the point, as Draper pushes long! 3-0.

Ah. Draper skelps a forehand, catching the frame. De Minaur then powers a forehand drive down the line. 5-0.

Oh no. De Minaur has sucked the atmosphere out of Court 1. Draper pulls a backhand long and it’s six set points.

Did Draper just go for an underarm serve? I think he did! Anyway, De Minaur wins the point and bagels the tiebreak to take the second set.

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 6-6* Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 20:31 , Jamie Braidwood

Draper with a nice lead here, 30-0. The serve is causing problems for De Minaur.

This one down the line kisses the chalk and De Minaur’s backhand stands little chance of returning.

That’s excellent, Draper comes to the net and puts away the volley. 6-6. We go to the tie-break.

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur *5-7, 6-5 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 20:27 , Jack Rathborn

Nice whip on that forehand from De Minaur to put that away at the net.

The Aussie races to a 40-0 advantage. But Draper’s return there is impressive, pushing De Minaur to reach and he drags it into the net.

But the reprieve isn’t long, Draper can’t control his forehand return and De Minaur leads 6-5.

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 5-5* Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 20:22 , Jack Rathborn

A second serve by Draper isn’t capitalised on, but an error from mid-court sees the ball go long. 0-15.

A big first serve there and it’s 15-15.

Draper with lovely hands at the net, a backhand volley moves him to 40-15.

De Minaur stretched across court onto his forehand and the pace forces him to go long. Great hold.

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Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur *5-7, 5-4 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 20:19 , Jack Rathborn

De Minaur races into a 40-0 lead.

A second serve is ruthlessly dispatched down the line to his forehand. Draper up to the net and puts that away. 40-15.

The Aussie doesn’t let up though and moves to within a game of the second set.

Draper to return after this short break to try extend it.

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Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-7, 4-4* Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 20:17 , Jack Rathborn

Draper holds without much fuss, a much-needed easy game.

Now De Minaur on serve again.

An hour and 24 minutes of engrossing tennis so far.

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur *5-7, 4-3 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 20:09 , Jack Rathborn

Some really intense tennis from De Minaur and Draper here.

Draper with a break point at a pivotal moment in the second.

De Minaur with another ridiculous winner after an epic rally. Deuce.

Draper won’t be outdone though, this time he hammers a winner of his own, cross court as De Minaur approaches the net. Break point again.

Another opportunity passed up by Draper. Deuce. Now Draper nets, advantage De Minaur.

Another crazy rally and Draper chances it coming to the net after taking the upperhand in the point. He nets on the backhand volley, the Aussie moves 4-3 up.

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Rafael Nadal overcomes errors and Ricardas Berankis to reach Wimbledon third round

Thursday 30 June 2022 20:06 , Jack Rathborn

In the end both results counted the same, but while Novak Djokovic produced a near faultless display to advance on Wednesday, Rafael Nadal was more selective when finding his top form to defeat Ricardas Berankis on Centre Court and advance to the third round of WImbledon.

As the contenders from Nadal’s half of the draw fall, the comparison to Djokovic and the level that will almost certainly be required to capture the third leg of the calendar grand slam has been made clear. But, for a player whose year has been defined by rediscovering the peak of his powers, this was a far from vintage performance from the two-time Wimbledon champion.

A 6-4 6-4 4-6 6-3 slog against the World No 109 Berankis was for the most part defined by erratic hitting and unforced errors from the Spaniard. A two-set lead was established despite Nadal being far from his best, with the 36-year-old preventing what could have developed into an awkward evening by waking up on the big moments and the saving grace of Berankis struggling with the occasion.

Rafael Nadal overcomes errors and Ricardas Berankis to reach Wimbledon third round

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal analyses Ricardas Berankis win

Thursday 30 June 2022 20:05 , Jack Rathborn

“It’s a chance to improve, I’m very happy with that. I need to improve,” said Nadal.

“The fourth set was much better, a goo dlevel of tennis, the serve worked better. I played a bit more aggressive on the forehand.

Too many mistakes at the beginning. It’s a process, it’s important to know it’s not perfect, be humble and accept the challenge. Think positive even when it’s not going the best way possible.”

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal *6-4 6-4 4-6 6-3 Ricardas Berankis - Game, set, match!

Thursday 30 June 2022 20:00 , Jack Rathborn

Nadal with an ace to bring up 30-15.

Just two more points needed!

An arching serve out to the backhand of Berankis, it’s 40-15, two match points.

Another ace, this time to the forehand of Berankis, incredible, he’s done it. Centre Court rises.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 5-3* Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 19:57 , Jack Rathborn

Berankis can’t believe it, Nadal bends but won’t break. The Spaniard lifts a delightful lob to change the tempo of the rally.

Berankis shuffles back and spins, getting it back in play, but the soft hands of Nadal earn him the point.

Berankis digging deep though and let’s out a “come on!” to bring up 40-30.

Great return from Nadal puts it on or very close to the baseline, he then dispatches the leftovers as Berankis clips one back. Deuce.

Nadal on the run and nets a forehand, advantage Berankis. It’s a hold, huge, Nadal serves for the match at 5-3.

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Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal *6-4 6-4 4-6 5-2 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 19:48 , Jack Rathborn

Nadal forcing Berankis into some risky shots to his backhand.

The first is narrowly out and gets a challenge from the Lithuanian. The second is more wayward. 30-0.

Rather straight forward for Nadal this, now 40-0.

But that’s better from Berankis, a tidy smash after peppering Nadal’s backhand and forcing him to scoop one up.

Magic from Berankis, whipped viciously cross court and just over the net. Stunning tennis and back to 40-30.

But Nadal will not be denied, he holds and it’s 5-2, nearly there.

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Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 4-2* Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 19:44 , Jack Rathborn

Nadal with an opening, 0-15, and he punishes Berankis’ second serve, hammering a forehand down the line. 0-30.

Smart play from the Lithuanian, varying up his placement and then steps in to sweep one down the right side of the court with Nadal motionless. 30-30. Great character.

Berankis holds and is still in this. 4-2.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal *6-4 6-4 4-6 3-1 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 19:41 , Jack Rathborn

Draper serving for the first set over on No1, De Minaur rallying though, it’s deuce at 6-5 to the Briton.

Nadal edging clear on Centre, 30-15.

It’s a set point for Draper and that is an extraordinary point!

Wow, stunning rally with De Minaur forced back with the volley, sensational depth to each shot flirting with the baseline.

The Briton leads 1-0.

Meanwhile, Nadal holds relatively easily. He’s up 4-1 and two games from the third round.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-1* Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 19:39 , Jack Rathborn

We’re back underway here on Centre Court, nearly an hour after the last ball was hit.

That didn’t take long, Berankis secures the game, he trails 3-1.

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur 5-5* Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 19:32 , Jack Rathborn

It’s a tidy hold for Draper and this set goes on.

There’s been 50 minutes since the last point on Centre Court.

So Nadal and Berankis are having a hit.

Wimbledon 2022: Alex De Minaur *5-4 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 19:26 , Jack Rathborn

Draper is fuming at the umpire as he looks to grab a break on the Aussie’s serve.

High-quality stuff this, Draper with the powerful, two-handed backhand.

But De Minaur won’t be denied, that’s a vital hold, he moves to within a game of the first set.

Pressure on Draper to keep this alive on serve.

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Wimbledon rain delay: Nadal warming up rigorously

Thursday 30 June 2022 19:21 , Jack Rathborn

Nadal can be seen warming up rigorously just outside the changing rooms.

A few serves and also lateral movement. He looks ready to go.

Meanwhile, Draper levels, 4-4 on No1 Court.

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Wimbledon rain delay: Draper and De Minaur resume, Nadal and Berankis yet to reemerge

Thursday 30 June 2022 19:18 , Jack Rathborn

We’re back underway on No1 Court, Draper is serving.

De Minaur is up 4-3 against the Briton.

Still no sign of Nadal and Berankis returning to court.

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Wimbledon: Rain delay: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-0 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 19:07 , Jack Rathborn

The covers are off! Loud cheers as the staff sprint across Centre Court to reveal the grass.

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Wimbledon: Rain delay: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-0 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 18:58 , Jack Rathborn

The roof is closed. We should have play soon.

Loud applause across Centre Court.

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Wimbledon: Rain delay: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-0 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 18:51 , Jamie Braidwood

A correction to the correction: They have now decided to shut the roof.

Wimbledon: Rain delay: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-0 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 18:48 , Jamie Braidwood

Correction: They are not shutting the roof, which is odd. It is teaming down here on Centre Court.

Wimbledon: Rain delay: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-0 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 18:44 , Jamie Braidwood

Berankis faces break point at 30-40 after edging a forehand long but digs in to put away the forehand at the net.

Deuce. Nadal crushes the backhand winner down the line but is denied after the forehand creeps long.

Another forehand error from Nadal, on the run, but Berankis nets on the forehand side.

Incredible! Brilliant play from both players as Nadal scrambles to scoop up a volley at the net from Berankis - who taps away the volley!

And it will be the last point for a 10 minutes or so. It’s started raining so the covers are on and the roof will close on Centre.

Wimbledon: Alex De Minaur *4-3 Jack Draper - play suspended due to rain

Thursday 30 June 2022 18:43 , Jack Rathborn

The covers are on!

Rain suspends play. Perhaps at a good moment for Draper as De Minaur was building momentum.

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Wimbledon: Alex De Minaur *4-3 Jack Draper

Thursday 30 June 2022 18:41 , Jack Rathborn

This is already turning into a classic, a tremendous atmosphere on Court One.

Draper with some spectacular shots, including a lob.

But the Aussie is fighting fire with fire, with emotion spilling out already after each big point won.

De Minaur with a smash to nudge ahead at 4-3.

Wimbledon: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-0 Ricardas Berankis - Nadal breaks!

Thursday 30 June 2022 18:34 , Jamie Braidwood

Nadal breaks through! Two winners in a row from the backhand side - the second a wonderful pass after Berankis came into the net - sets up 0-30. Berankis was cool all third set but gets tight and pushes the backhand long, then Berankis shovels the forehand long of the baseline.

In a blink of eye, suddenly this is a lot more straightforward for Nadal and a quickfire hold to love consolidates the break.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 1-0 Ricardas Berankis *

Thursday 30 June 2022 18:31 , Jamie Braidwood

“Vamos” mutturs Nadal after Berankis goes long at 0-15. He knows he’s in a tricky spot but an ace down the line seals the opening hold.

Wimbledon: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-6 Ricardas Berankis - Berankis takes the fourth set!

Thursday 30 June 2022 18:25 , Jamie Braidwood

Berankis emerges into the early evening sun to serve for the set - Nadal floats a return long and suddenly he has three set points at 40-0.

Nadal goes long again and as Berrankis challenges the call, he turns around a pumps his fist to his box. Great recovery from Berankis to force the fourth!

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Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 4-5 Ricardas Berankis*

Thursday 30 June 2022 18:20 , Jamie Braidwood

Nadal comes into the net at 0-30 and bravely puts away the volley, before an ace from Nadal moves him to 30-30. Another big serve from Nadal is unable to be kept in play by Berankis, but he then catches the line with the return and Nadal nets!

Deuce. Big serve again from Nadal out wide. An ace seals it.

Wimbledon: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 3-5 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 18:16 , Jamie Braidwood

Nadal needs to make his move and a flashed forehand winner down the line will add the pressure onto the Berankis shoulders. Berankis digs in on the exchange from the baseline and Nadal slices long, but Nadal guns a second serve from Berankis and pushes his opponent deep.

What a shot from Berankis! After he rushed the net Nadal went for the backhand pass but Berankis manages to stick a racket out and flip it over the net!

30-30, and a clean winner from Berankis on the backhand side! Berankis then steps in on a short ball from Nadal and a forehand winner moves him one game away from the third!

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 3-4 Ricardas Berankis*

Thursday 30 June 2022 18:09 , Jamie Braidwood

Nadal frames a forehand and Berankis moves another game closer with a hold to love.

Nadal rattles off a rapid hold to love of his own, sealed with a thumping ace down the middle.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 2-3 Ricardas Berankis*

Thursday 30 June 2022 18:05 , Jamie Braidwood

Another far from ideal service game for Nadal, as Berankis flashes a return into his feet at 30-30 to bring up a break point.

Berankis groans after the backhand return hits the net from the Nadal serve out wide, and as Nadal grunts Berankis can’t deal with the power of the Nadal hitting and he dumps a forehand long.

Deuce - but Nadal gets the hold as his backhand catches the baseline.

Wimbledon: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 1-3 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 18:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Nadal punches the air in frustration after his backhand goes long of the baseline at 0-15.

Berankis then plays a nice slice to stay in the point and a backhand from Nadal floats wide.

And Berankis moves a step closer. He drives a backhand crosscourt and Nadal can’t return.

Wimbledon: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 0-2 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:51 , Jamie Braidwood

Berankis comes into the net well again to put away the drop volley and race into a 40-0 lead. Nadal whips a backhand winner crosscourt but a backhand return from Nadal creeps out.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek *6-4, 4-6, 6-3 Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove - Game, set, match!

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:50 , Jack Rathborn

Heavy serving from Swiatek gives her a cushion at 30-0.

But just as she steps in to pass Pattinama Kerkhove, the Dutch player blocks her at the net, stunning volley!

The return is long, two match points... 40-15.

And she’s done it, win 37! Swiatek forces Pattinama Kerkhove to go cross court, but it’s wide, game, set and match to the Pole!

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 0-1 Ricardas Berankis* - Berankis breaks!

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:49 , Jamie Braidwood

If only Berankis could have played like this in the 12th game of both opening sets. The Lithuanian takes on Nadal shot for shot and outhits him on the angled exchange to make the early breakthrough in the third.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 6-4, 4-6, 5-3* Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:49 , Jack Rathborn

Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove will not hand this to Iga Swiatek.

Some impressive nerve to push this game further and make the Pole serve for the match.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek *6-4, 4-6, 4-1 Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:38 , Jack Rathborn

Relief again for Swiatek, the break is consolidated and she’s now 4-1 up.

Worry and concern is slowly making way now, but Swiatek is not just concerned about her streak.

Her footing is becoming a real issue, slipping and sliding all over the Court One surface.

Wimbledon: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4 Ricardas Berankis - Nadal wins the second set!

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:36 , Jamie Braidwood

A big game now for Berankis, who has struggled to deal with the important points so far. He does well, though, to put away the smash at 0-15 but then blinks on a shanked forehand long.

Pressure back on at 15-30, and Nadal finds the angle out wide before flashing the backhand down the line. Berankis nets and suddenly Nadal has two set points.

Point of the match! Terrific angles from both players, sparked by Berankis but matched by Nadal, as both players find the line. Berankis puts away the volley.

And he hangs on! Berankis got a kick off the baseline, and Nadal nets!

Deuce. And there’s the Nadal we know! He steps inside the baseline and powers a cutting backhand into the corner.

Third set point - but Nadal nets off the serve!

Another Nadal winner! Berankis scrambles to stay alive but Nadal whips a trademark crosscourt forehand onto the line!

Nadal snaps a backhand onto the baseline and Berankis has no reply. He cuts a backhand wide and Nadal, again, breaks to take the second set 6-4.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 6-4, 4-6, 3-1* Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:33 , Jack Rathborn

Two phenomenal winners from Swiatek there.

And just as Pattinama Kerkhove works her way back to 30-30, a key moment: Sliding and leaving a mark, Swiatek directs a bullet back as Pattinama Kerkhove approached the net.

Then an engrossing rally finished with aplomb by Swiatek, wrapping the forehand down the line before yelping in delight at the break. 3-1.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 6-4 5-4 Ricardas Berankis*

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:30 , Jamie Braidwood

Berankis senses an opportunity at 30-30 and a driven forehand onto the Nadal backhand brings up deuce, as a Nadal lob floats long.

Nadal faces another tricky point on second serve but Berankis gets the return all wrong as he launches into a flying backhand.

Nadal picks out the sliced serve out wide and he gets away with his hold.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek *6-4, 4-6, 2-1 Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:30 , Jack Rathborn

Excellent from Swiatek, whose patience pays off here.

The change-up in tempo to the rallies appear to have given her edge in this game.

She leads 2-1 in this gripping third and final set.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 6-4, 4-6, 1-1* Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:23 , Jack Rathborn

Another tremendous game here, with Pattinama Kerkhove under pressure from some classic Swiatek shots from behind the baseline.

We’re at deuce and a gift for Pattinama Kerkhove as Swiatek balloons her return on the second serve.

Down on one knee again, this time Swiatek goes long. Another game point for Pattinama Kerkhove, but after several really awkward bounces, Swiatek manages to force the mistake. Deuce again.

Pattinama Kerkhove finally gets over the line, we’re level at 1-1.

Wimbledon: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 4-4 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:23 , Jamie Braidwood

Berankis advances into the net but his volley is put wide. He groans, and the next shot from Nadal tells you why. It’s whipped down the line and brings up two break points at 15-40.

Berankis replies with the forehand winner himself - and then he stays patient to move Nadal around and produce the backhand down the line!

Deuce. Nadal picks up the Berankis serve down the middle and Nadal can’t steer the backhand in play.

Berenkis steadies as his first serve gets him out of danger. Good hold.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 6-4 4-3 Ricardas Berankis*

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:18 , Jamie Braidwood

Point of the match from Nadal! Berankis finds the line and moves into the net but Nadal produces the backhand pass to get to 40-15.

It inspires Berankis to clip a forehand winner onto the line, and Nadal then stumbles back as a forehand slices wide.

Deuce, and a strange decision from Berankis to challenge a shot from Nadal that clipped the baseline. Berankis was in the rally but Nadal launches an ace down the middle to hold.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek *6-4, 4-6, 1-0 Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:17 , Jack Rathborn

Swiatek reemerges from the lockerroom after that break.

And she still isn’t settled, Pattinama Kerkhove enjoys some fortune at the net and brings up two break points.

She can’t take either and we’re at deuce. Can the Pole clear her head here to hold in what is surely one of the most testing moments of this 36-game win streak.

Swiatek moves to game point, but then net, this intense game continues, deuce.

A nervy wait as Pattinama Kerkhove’s ball looped over the net and just wide after a poor contact, Swiatek cares little and lets out a brief cheer. Relief.

Wimbledon: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 3-3 Ricardas Berankis - Nadal breaks

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:12 , Jamie Braidwood

The grunts from Nadal tell you he’s found his flow, and punishing hitting from the Spaniard sets up two break points at 15-40.

Berankis hits back with a clean backhand winner down the line but then yells out in anger as he pulls the backhand well wide.

Nadal breaks back.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 6-4, 4-6* Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:11 , Jack Rathborn

And just like that, this match is heading to a third set with the pre-match script torn up.

Pattinama Kerkhove looked nervous to start that game, producing a double fault and a wayward stroke to give Swiatek a 0-30 advantage.

But after battling hard, it’s Swiatek who blinks on set point, with her footwork not quite as perfect as usual, leading to a shot sailing long.

Pattinama Kerkhove celebrates, we’re going to a third set.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 6-4 2-3 Ricardas Berankis*

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:06 , Jamie Braidwood

Two Nadal forehands in a row find the net - his 20th and 21st unforced errors of the match already to just seven winners.

Nadal is hesistant to attack but Berankis pushes a forehand long and then slices wide, before Nadal steps away to let a Berankis forehand go long.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek *6-4, 4-5 Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:03 , Jack Rathborn

Just as Swiatek struggles with her serve, Pattinama Kerkhove scoops one wide to hand her a reprieve.

But a wayward shot from Swiatek moves Pattinama Kerkhove to within two points of the second set.

Brute force getting it done there, a hold and the pressure switches to Pattinama Kerkhove to serve out the second set.

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(Getty Images)

Wimbledon: *Rafael Nadal 6-4 1-3 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:03 , Jamie Braidwood

Berankis gets in trouble immediately as he puts a forehand long and Nadal gets to 0-30. Another error from Berankis hands Nadal two break back points but Berankis picks the right time to move into the net and drop two lovely volleys over the net.

Deuce. Nadal goes long once again, another unforced error, but Berankis can’t repeat the trick with the pick-up at the net.

Nadal slices wide - those in the crowd attempt to rouse the two-time champion - but a backhand into the bottom of the net gets Berankis the consolidating hold.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 6-4, 3-5* Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 17:02 , Jack Rathborn

Pattinama Kerkhove stepping up here and solidifies the break of serve in the second.

Swiatek must serve to stay in the match.

Some audacious shots, barely creeping over the net emphasise the tension on Court One.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 6-4 1-2 Ricardas Berankis* - Berankis breaks!

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:56 , Jamie Braidwood

Berankis rattles out a quick hold before the errors finally mount up for Nadal! As a forehand goes long and another into the net, Berankis has three break points! A nice drive to the Nadal backhand pushes him deep, and the slice from Nadal from behind the baseline goes into the net!

Wimbledon: Broady shocks Schwartzman - Game, set and match!

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:54 , Jamie Braidwood

Sensational! What a result for Liam Broady, who has battled from two sets to one down to defeat 12th seed Diego Schwartzman in five! Such grit from Broady, who recovered from losing the third without taking a game to seal a 6-2 4-6 0-6 7-6 6-1 win. He gets his revenge on the player who defeated him last year and is into the third round!

This is turning out to be a special afternoon for the Brits at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 6-4 1-0 Ricardas Berankis*

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:51 , Jamie Braidwood

You’ve got to say the serve is the element of Nadal’s game working best right now. An ace out wide seals an opening hold to love as we begin the second set.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek *6-4, 3-2 Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:50 , Jack Rathborn

Some booming serves there from Swiatek, adding to her tally of four aces in the match.

The finish line is drawing nearer and Pattinama Kerkhove’s problem is her inability to offer another variation to her game.

Swiatek looks at peace with the flat, powerful ground game now. She leads 3-2.

 (REUTERS)
(REUTERS)

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 6-4 Ricardas Berankis - Nadal wins the opening set

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:47 , Jamie Braidwood

Oh dear. Berankis comes out needing to hold serve to stay in the opening set and two unforced errors lands him in a tough spot at 0-30.

There’s a gift from Nadal as the backhand goes long.

But then Berankis hands it back. A double fault brings up two set points - Barankis saves the first as Nadal clips the top fo the net from the baseline.

Nadal finds his angles and whip to ramp up the pressure. Berankis blinks. A backhand from wide chucked into the net, and there’s the opening set.

There was a sense of inevitablity about that from the first unforced error.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 5-4 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:41 , Jamie Braidwood

There is more hesitancy from Nadal with a double fault at 30-0, but Barankis nets on a backhand looking at a second serve from the Spaniard and he holds.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek *6-4, 2-1 Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:40 , Jack Rathborn

There’s real height on these serves to ensure uneven bounce ahead of each return for Pattinama Kerkhove.

Swiatek seems to be in a rhythm now and leads 2-1.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 6-4, 1-1* Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:38 , Jack Rathborn

That’s an impressive hold from Pattinama Kerkhove.

Swiatek in the groove now, forcing her opponent to match her power and placement.

We’re level at 1-1.

Wimbledon: *Rafael Nadal 4-4 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:37 , Jamie Braidwood

Barankis looked to be steadying after flashing a winner past Nadal on his service game. But danger is never far away, and Nadal is handed a break point opportunity as Barankis throws in an unforced error. He holds his nerve though, while Nadal pushes long.

Wimbledon: Dart knocked out by Pegula as Broady battles on

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:35 , Jamie Braidwood

Harriet Dart’s Wimbledon is over after Jessica Pegula stormed back to take a 4-6 6-3 6-1 victory. Great effort from Dart, who should crack the top 100 for the first time after an impressive grass-court swing.

Meanwhile, Liam Broady has forced a fifth set against the 12th seed Diego Schwartzman after edging the fourth-set tiebeak 8-6. Steely stuff from the Brit and we’re on serve in the decider.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 3-4 Ricardas Berankis*

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:32 , Jamie Braidwood

There is some solid serving from Nadal to open the seventh game but again the forehand is not whipped into the corner, just when you were expecting it to land. Baraknis goes long on the forehand himself and the Spaniard holds to 30.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 6-4* Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:29 , Jack Rathborn

The moment seemed to freeze Pattinama Kerkhove there.

Those blistering ground strokes not quite timed at the most crucial of moments.

Swiatek weathered the storm and stole the break there to take the first set.

A one-set lead, but Swiatek has been pushed hard here.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Wimbledon: *Rafael Nadal 3-3 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:29 , Jamie Braidwood

There’s the odd murmur around Center Court as Nadal shanks another couple of forehands - not firing yet.

He claws back to deuce though with a smash past Berankis, cleaner hitting there.

But Berankis gets out of danger. Nice backhand winner down the line from the Lithuanian, followed by a lovely touch at the net on the volley.

Wimbledon: *Rafael Nadal 3-3 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:29 , Jamie Braidwood

There’s the odd murmur around Center Court as Nadal shanks another couple of forehands - not firing yet.

He claws back to deuce though with a smash past Berankis, cleaner hitting there.

But Berankis gets out of danger. Nice backhand winner down the line from the Lithuanian, followed by a lovely touch at the net on the volley.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek *5-4 Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:23 , Jack Rathborn

This game has been turned on its head, Swiatek holds and all of a sudden Pattinama Kerkhove must hold to stay in the set.

More of a skip to Swiatek between games now.

Poland's Iga Swiatek returns to Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove (AP)
Poland's Iga Swiatek returns to Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove (AP)

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 4-4* Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:20 , Jack Rathborn

Back on level terms for the world No1.

There’s some serious geometry to these rallies to marry the power on display.

Pattinama Kerkhove being sent all over the court to stay in each point.

The break is secured with another fine shot.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 3-2 Ricardas Berankis*

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:16 , Jamie Braidwood

Berankis skelps a forehand wide from the baseline and faces his first pressure point at 15-30. He hangs in the rally and then clips this baseline with a backhand, as Nadal shanks wide.

30-30, and a lovely backhand winner from Berankis as he leans into the backhand winner down the line. Nadal goes wide and that’s a sold hold.

Nadal then faces a break point but Berankis puts a backhand into the net off Nadal’s serve. Chance that. Nadal then puts his opponent away with an ace down the middle.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek *3-4 Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:12 , Jack Rathborn

A scorching forehand down the line from Pattinama Kerkhove there.

A superb start to this game for the Dutch player.

Swiatek hammering the smash like a serve there to edge ahead in this game, appears to be taking some aggression out here after finding herself in a small hole.

Swiatek whipping a forehand across her body there after sublime movement to clinch the game.

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 2-1 Ricardas Berankis*

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:11 , Jamie Braidwood

A booming serve out wide from Nadal moves him to 40-0. Another ace, this time a beautiful slice down the middle, seals the hold to 15.

Wimbledon: *Rafael Nadal 1-1 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:09 , Jamie Braidwood

A couple of loose shots from Nadal on the opening Berankis service game. First the backhand nets before the forehand fails to find its topspin arc and goes long. Berankis clips the baseline to get on the board.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek *2-3 Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:09 , Jack Rathborn

This is interesting, Swiatek struggling to time the ball here.

Pattinama Kerkhove reinforces the break.

Swiatek slipping at the end and shows a few signs of irritation.

The spare ball tosses away after gradually rising to her feet. No serious harm done but we have ourselves a match here.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal 1-0 Ricardas Berankis

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:05 , Jamie Braidwood

Nadal is back on Centre Court with the roof now open above the arena where he won the title in 2008 and 2010. Another this season would be a stunning achievement, which given his season so far would actually just be more of the same. He takes the opening hold against Berankis as his opponent nets on the forehand.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 2-2* Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 16:01 , Jack Rathborn

Perhaps this early set-back has caused a stir for Swiatek, who is matching these powerful rallies with inexplicable angles.

Pattinama Kerkhove hanging in there though and forcing Swiatek to make big shots.

A break point for Swiatek now. And just like that, parity, the Pole ruthless exstinguishes that ray of hope.

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek *1-2 Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 15:58 , Jack Rathborn

This is superb from Pattinama Kerkhove, who is forcing Swiatek into a series of draining rallies.

The Pole plants a backhand into the net on serve to gift a break to Pattinama Kerkhove, who moves up 2-1.

A little rust for the world No1 to contend with as she acclimatises to this fierce pace.

 (REUTERS)
(REUTERS)

Katie Boulter upsets Karolina Pliskova at Wimbledon for biggest win of career

Thursday 30 June 2022 15:56 , Jamie Braidwood

Katie Boulter produced the biggest win of her career by upsetting Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova on Centre Court to reach the third round of a grand slam for the first time.

The British number three went into the match full of confidence after a fine run of tournaments on the grass, including victory over Pliskova in Eastbourne last week.

And, after defeats for Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray on Wednesday, Boulter thrilled the home crowd by coming from a set down to win 3-6 7-6 (4) 6-4.

Katie Boulter upsets Karolina Pliskova for biggest win of career

Wimbledon: Iga Swiatek 1-1* Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove

Thursday 30 June 2022 15:52 , Jack Rathborn

A double fault puts Pattinama Kerkhove immediately on the back foot here.

But Swiatek goes long just as she was commanding the rally, capitalising on a few shots that lacked depth from Pattinama Kerkhove.

Impressive resolve as Pattinama Kerkhove forces Swiatek to net and we’re level here.

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