Rafael Nadal Inches Closer to No. 1 Ranking With Win at Wimbledon

Roger Federer will take nothing for granted as he faces

As chance would have it, Bono and company are playing in London this weekend, just a few miles away from SW19, but she said she would not be taking time out from her Wimbledon regime to see them.

Watson set up a clash with Victoria Azarenka, who eased past Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-3, while Konta will take on Greece's Maria Sakkari in Round 3.

Murray has been used to providing Centre Court drama over the years but this time he followed it after Konta's epic 7-6 (7/4) 4-6 10-8 victory over Donna Vekic. She was attacked by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the Czech Republic in December and needed surgery on her left hand, the one she uses to hold a racket. It wasn't your average tennis fall.

"I'm happy now, it's great to be back in the third round without losing a set", Nadal said.

The second set started in the same fashion as Konta struck in the second game and despite Sakkiri battling on valiantly, Konta's extra power meant that she remained in control and she was able to seal victory in just 76 minutes.

Watson, 25, said she was "very upset" after failing to reach the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time. "But definitely working towards staying involved for a full two weeks".

Fellow Brit Andy Murray has urged Konta to embrace that support as she acclimatises to the pressure of ending a 40-year wait for a home-grown women's Wimbledon champion.

But for all the fight she put up, Azarenka drew on the wealth of experience she has gained from winning two Australian Open titles to extinguish the Briton's challenge. Konta has won six of her last seven matches on grass court.

"He agreed to play, so I was pretty excited and looking forward to maybe playing (Saturday)", Hingis said.

Only Goolagong, Margaret Court and Kim Clijsters have won a Grand Slam singles crown after having a child. We played in Indian Wells. The Luxembourg player ground out a 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-4 win.

She then secured a break chasing a lost cause on the baseline that a player half her age would have struggled to reach, forcing the error from Osaka.

The 15th seed barely troubled Azarenka, carving out just one break point in the entire contest and failing to take it. "I made those big goals years ago", she said.

And it may not be to everybody's taste, but she was happy to talk a little about her life off the court after trying out her baking on her team before her match. I think it's better if we figure it out ourselves, plus the men don't have it.

Home favourite Heather Watson beat 18th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-0, 6-4 to reach the third round at the championships for the third time.



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