Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducano wins central court debut as Andy Murray starts winning
Catch all the action as Wimbledon continues with Rafael Nadal, Ega Swiatek and Serena Williams on day two.
Today marks the return of Nadal, who is back for the first time since 2019, and is talking about his progression in the race to finish with the most men’s Grand Slam titles with 22 titles. A six-time champion and ran after quickly moving into the second round with a tough four-set win over Sunwoo Kwon. The other contestant from SW19 last year, Matteo Berrettini, was knocked out of the tournament after testing positive for Covid.
The women’s singles favorite is World No. 1 Swiatek and she opened her tournaments at Center Court by winning back-to-back rounds over Jana Fett. There are more royals at Wimbledon on day two with Williams’ much-anticipated return. The seven-times Wimbledon champion is back in the singles competition after being brutally forced to withdraw from her first-round match at SW19 last year, and the 40-year-old, who finished third on center court, is looking to spark her comeback from a hamstring injury when she Take on Harmony Tan.
Elsewhere, there are exciting matches featuring Coco Gauff and Elena Gabriella Ross on the second court, while charismatic Nick Kyrgios will be hoping to cement his place as the dark horse this year with a first-round showdown against Paul Job on Court Three. Catch all the action from day two live, including the latest results, reaction and analysis from the All England Club
Serondolo 0-0 Nadal *
Rafael Nadal begins proceedings in the Central Court with his first serve of the match. A sober run ended with Nadal getting the point as Francisco Cerondolo hit a backhand wide from the field.
Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 15:27
Serondolo vs Nadal
On center court, Francisco Cerondolo and Rafael Nadal will miss the warm-up. Nadal received a great reception from the spectators as he arrived on the field.
Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 15:21
JP 6-3 1-6 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 2-3 Kyrgios *
Paul Jubb leaves a break point on pitch 3 and the game returns to a tie.
Kyrgios keeps his serve and comes back in front in the final set.
Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 15:20
Iga Swiatek extends his winning streak to 36 matches with success in the first round of Wimbledon
Swiatek’s impressive streak, which dates back to February and saw her win six championships, means it’s the longest winning streak of the 21st century, surpassing Venus Willams’ record set in 2000.
The two-time French Open champion, the favorite to win the SW19 title, enjoyed the coveted opening slot on Center Court normally reserved for the defending champion, beating Croatian Wit 6-0, 6-3.
Defending champion Ashleigh Barty’s retirement meant that Swiatek was given the honor of playing the opening game on the main show court and looking completely home, giving her opponent a 33-minute bake.
Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 15:16
Britain’s Ryan Benniston won straight sets on his Wimbledon debut
British wild card holder Ryan Benniston enjoyed his first Wimbledon dreams with a straight sets win over Swiss Henri Laksonen.
The 26-year-old from Southend, who enjoyed a summer of success after reaching the quarter-finals in Nottingham, Queens and Eastbourne, won 6-4 6-3 6-2 on a crowded 12-court.
He will face the sixth seed, British-American Steve Johnson, ranked 93 in the world, in the second round after the retirement of the 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov from the match due to a thigh injury.
Peniston, who beat a rare cancer as a child, beat French Open finalist Casper Rudd in Queens in a notable win earlier this month and appears to have brought that level to SW19.
Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 15:13
Post-match reaction from Iga Swiatek
“I’m happy because it’s my first game on grass this season so I knew it was going to be tough. I’m so happy I came back and did it in two sets.
“It is a very new and exciting experience for me.
“I feel like I’ve only played 12 weeks of my life on grass, but the atmosphere and tradition are pushing me forward and I’m just looking forward to the next matches.
“I really worked on it [becoming world no. 1] My team has given me great support and all the work we have been doing has really worked.
“I’m so sad Ash [Barty] It’s not here as I would have liked to play it on the lawn.”
Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 15:09
JP 6-3 1-6 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 1-1 Kyrgios
The crowd is packed around Court 3 as the fifth set between Paul Job and Nick Kyrgios continues. Kyrgios has always been a rude and fun person so far, but he’ll get annoyed by things that don’t quite go his way.
Jubb was quietly going about his business. The crowd is right behind him and he just had his first service match in the final set.
Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 15:08
Next up in the District Court
Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal starts at Wimbledon Open next court. He faces Argentine Francisco Cerondolo before Serena Williams returns to SW19 later this evening.
Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 15:05
JP takes the fourth set!
Great momentum for Britain’s Paul Job, who won the fourth set against Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (7-3) after breaking the tie. This game is geared towards the wire.
Jeb 6-3, 1-6, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3) Kyrgios
Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 14:59
Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 14:56