It’s a full house for The Brits after day one of Wimbledon 2021. Both Kyle Edmund and Heather Watson won their first game with straight sets, taking them both through to the second round. Each claimed victory against Spain’s Jaume Munar and America’s Caty McNally respectively. However, the British certainly didn’t stop at just those two wins as we entered into day two of the tournament.
Everyone was hoping for consecutive wins at Wimbledon day two, especially the Duchess of Cambridge, as she enjoyed the tennis action from the Royal Box. Harriett Dart provided great action for the Duchess as she began the winning strike for team GB, sending Christina McHale out of the game. Dart then took the win of the last set after a gruelling two hours 19 minutes, resulting in fantastic tennis action where both players fought for survival.
Straight Set Zone
Johanna Konta strikes again! Britain’s number one got off to a fantastic start, as she headed into the second stage of The Championships after straight sets. The match saw her break no sweat to take the result we all longed for. Konta’s opponent Ana Bogdan didn’t get much chance but continued to push through the game as the semi final slowly went out of her reach. Konta is back in action tomorrow against Wimbledon Doubles 2018 winner Kateřina Siniaková. Let’s #BackTheBrits and hope for an excellent tournament for #TeamGB!
Dan Evans added to the Brits victories with a straight set in his game against Federico Delbonis. The Argentinian hasn’t won a game at Wimbledon, being an easy entry to the semi-finals. Evans dominated each set to take him to the second round of Wimbledon 2019. Georgian Basilashvili will be there to meet Evans in the semi-finals. A player who surprised everyone at the German Open last year, as he entered as a qualifier and finished as a title holder, becoming the first ever Georgian to win an ATP. He may have been underestimated last year but it’s here at Wimbledon where the Basilashvili challenge will commence.
The Show Must Go On
Of course, it’s not all glory without a bit of rain and it was just that for former British number two James Ward. He was defeated by Bailashvili, being the first Brit out of the men’s singles. But Ward is back today for his place in the men’s doubles semi-finals. With Jay Clarke being Ward’s doubles partner, can both Brits secure another semi final place for team GB? Or will it be home time for James Ward, as Clarke remains in the men’s singles forwarding into the semi finals where he meets seeding number two Roger Federer.
Another one bites the dust in the men’s singles as young Paul Jubb makes his Wimbledon debut but regrettably ends in a three-set defeat from Joao Sousa. The Portuguese player won 7 of the games in a row, a huge hold over Jubb. The spotlight was on the young Briton in the run up to Wimbledon after his National Collegiate Athletic Association victory. He became the first Briton to take this victory, a huge achievement for the starlet. But unfortunately, he just couldn’t get the win at Wimbledon this year-round but hopefully he will be back stronger next year.
Katie Swan might have lost her chances at Wimbledon women’s singles but she’s got the doubles to think about now. She takes on Sara Sorribes Tormo and María José Martínez Sánchez with doubles partner Freya Christie, setting their sights on the doubles final. This is sure to be a thrilling game!
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