The first and third seeds swept aside their opponents and are now through to the fourth round, while Wimbledon was left without Spanish women after Anabel Medina exited the tournament.
The first and third seeds at Wimbledon are through to the fourth round after breezing through their third-round matches. On the other hand, the grass Grand Slam has been left with no Spanish representatives with the elimination of Anabel Medina at the hands of Jana Cepelova in a second-round encounter which went to three sets.
Maria Sharapova easily saw off Hsieh Su-Wei 6-1, 6-4 and will now face 15th seed Sabine Lisicki. Agnieszka Radwanska rained on local fans’ parade, knocking out Heather Watson (6-0, 6-2) and moving into the same round as the world number one. Radwanska has dropped just eleven games in three matches and is displaying some fine form on the grass surface.
Anabel Medina couldn’t survive her second-round clash with Jana Cepelova in a duel which had to be carried over from the day before while all tied at 7-6, 6-7. In the final set, Cepelova sealed the match out (3-6) to reach the third round, where second seed Victoria Azarenka, will be waiting for her.
Kim Clijsters and Angelique Kerber will go head-to-head in the fourth round after defeating Vera Zvonareva and Christina McHale respectively. The Belgian star took the first set 3-6 and just when the game stood at a much more even 3-4 in Klijsters’ favour, Zvonareva had to retire due to injury. Kerber, meanwhile, took a far more straightforward victory over the US’ McHale (2-6, 3-6).