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Wimblemedia, Day 5: Wearing Sleeves on Heather’s Hill

Wimblemedia is your daily TTI round up of all the entertaining and fun moments from the Championships.

Battle of the sleeves

In one of the first matches of the day, Nick Kyrgios avenged last year’s quarterfinal loss to Milos Raonic by defeating the Canadian in four sets. The Australian struggled to maintain his focus during the first set and a half — but afterwards he got better looks at his opponent’s big serve, opting for more blocked and chipped returns to allow himself into the rallies.

Naturally, the match didn’t go without some scenes from Kyrgios. For the second year in a row, he’s made it into the second week of Wimbledon.

kyrgiosracquet

#kidz these days..

Serena weathers Heather, loud British crowd

Top seed Serena Williams continues her recent story of difficult third round matches at Slams — and Wimbledon. In a match that began routinely, the American fought back against Heather Watson after being down a double break in the final set.

The momentum swung again as Watson had a chance to serve for the match but the World No. 1 took the final three games to prevent the upset. The quality of the encounter see-sawed during large patches of the match and although some people might’ve gotten carried away — it was a classic maybe for the drama, not necessarily for the tennis at all times. The reactions, particularly from Serena’s mum Oracene Price, were pretty legendary though – as always.

She rejoined the match when her younger daughter was down 0-3* in the decider — after watching Venus march through her third round match on Court No. 2.

She was glorious — and Serena was in fine form in-between points, too.

Aye, poor Heather though…

Stosur’s epic shank

After winning the first two games of her third round match, Sam Stosur quickly found herself in a tailspin; she lost the next 12 games to CoCo Vandeweghe, who moves into the second week of a Slam for the first time in her career.

Everything truly went downhill after Stosur did this:

Grass and Stosur… never gonna be thing, is it?

B(Z)S — the GIFt that keeps on GIF-fing

Her singles campaign might’ve come to an early conclusion but the enigmatic Czech is still in doubles to bless us with her…on-court joie de vivre, I guess? She won her women’s doubles match alongside Michaella Krajicek but lost her mixed first round with Jürger Melzer against Rising Star doubles team Madison Keys and Nick Kyrgios.

Now where’s Marija Cicak so these two can reunite..

Cilic-Isner deadlock

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that Marin Cilic and John Isner ended up at 10-10 in the fifth set but had run out of daylight. The Croat had a match point in the fifith set but unlike last year, when he won his third round match against Tomas Berdych at 9.30pm on a pitch dark Court 3, he was unable to convert. As a result, they’ll have to pick up where they left off tomorrow — in the tennis equivalent of a penalty shootout.

Cilic

Just don’t go to 23-21 — let alone some other records

Love thy brother!

Ouch. That’s all I got.

“Can we have a word?” – Ka./Kr. Pliskova.

Bring on the last day of Court 1!

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About René Denfeld (202 Articles)
Weather is my business. Tennis is my playground. Born in the year of the Golden Slam. Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have.

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