Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu wins center court debut as Andy Murray starts with victory
Follow all the action as Wimbledon continues with Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek and Serena Williams in action on day two.
Today marks the return of Nadal, who is back for the first time since 2019 and has just opened a lead in the race to end with the most men’s Grand Slam titles with 22. That compares with defending champion Novak Djokovic, who has 20 titles, with the six-time champion on track after quickly advancing to the second round with a hard-fought four-set victory over Soonwoo Kwon. The other finalist from SW19 last year, Matteo Berrettini, is out of the tournament after testing positive for Covid.
The women’s singles favorite is World No.1 Iga Swiatek and she opens her championships on center court against Jana Fett, taking the traditional slot on the first Tuesday of play after defending the sudden retirement of women’s champion Ash Barty. There’s more Wimbledon royalty in action on day two with Williams making her long-awaited comeback. The seven-time Wimbledon champion is back in singles action after being cruelly forced to withdraw from her first-round match at SW19 last year and the 40-year-old, third on Center Court, is looking to ignite her comeback of a hamstring injury when she faces Harmony Tan.
Elsewhere, there are intriguing matches involving Coco Gauff and Elena-Gabriela Ruse on court two, while the charismatic Nick Kyrgios hopes to cement his status as a dark horse this year with a first-round encounter against Paul Jubb on court two. three. Follow all the action from day two live, including the latest results, reactions and analysis from the All England Club.
Swiatek 2-0 Fett*
Fett shakes his head almost in disbelief at how Swiatek rallied from 15-40 to take the game after a deuce.
miguel jones28 June 2022 13:48
Swiatek 1-0 Fett*
Jana Fett is a Wimbledon qualifier having won three matches beforehand to earn her place. She gifts the first point of her service game to Swiatek before following up with two aces to move in front.
miguel jones28 June 2022 13:45
Swiatek* 1-0 Fett
Iga Swiatek is up and running on Center Court after closing out her first game 30-30.
miguel jones28 June 2022 13:43
Swiatek* 0-0 Fett
World No. 1 serves first on Center Court, but Jana Fett takes the first point.
Swiatek responds with the next two points before a foot foul by the Pole brings Fett back to level 30-30.
miguel jones28 June 2022 13:42
Will Swiatek claim the Wimbledon title?
Iga Swiatek’s best performance at Wimbledon came last year, where she reached the fourth round before losing to the current world number one. 2 Ons Jabeur.
However, she is a former junior champion at SW19, lifting the women’s title in 2018 and is the favorite to lift the trophy this year.
miguel jones28 June 2022 13:39
Iga Swiatek is currently in the biggest purple patch of her career. She has won 35 matches in a row, tying Venus Williams’ Open Era record, and has won six titles this year alone.
Including last month’s French Open to lift the trophy for the second time and win a second major title of his career.
miguel jones28 June 2022 13:34
around the courts
Great Britain’s Paul Jubb leads Australia’s Nick Kyrgios after taking the first set 6-3 on court three. However, Kyrgios has a double break over the Brit in the second set and it seems likely that he will equalize in that match.
American teenager and French Open finalist Coco Gauff is one break short of Elena-Gabriela Ruse of Romania, who leads 2-1 in the first set.
Women’s world no. 1 Iga Swiatek is about to start her Wimbledon campaign as she is first on center court against Croatia’s Jana Fett.
miguel jones28 June 2022 13:30
Kostiuk 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Swan
Game, set and match for Marta Kostyuk!
Swan dug in and battled until the end of the third set, but he is world no. 76 who takes the match!
Katie Swan put in an excellent performance, but fell terribly short at the final hurdle.
miguel jones28 June 2022 13:25
Kostiuk* 4-6, 6-4, 5-4 Swan
Kostyuk uses the old serve and volleys to take the first point, but almost runs into trouble after Swan’s return is fired right at her. Somehow, the Ukrainian manages to return the forehand volley.
miguel jones28 June 2022 13:23
Kostiuk 4-6, 6-4, 5-4 Swan*
The swan endures! She hangs on, but Kostyuk will do for the match. Is there one more twist to this match?
miguel jones28 June 2022 13:20