Wimbledon 2017: Brits to take centre stage on Centre Court

Wimbledon

Konta, aiming to be the first British woman to win the Wimbledon women's singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977, will face Greece's Maria Sakkari, ranked 101st.

The three-hour-plus second-round encounter was a rematch of last month's Aegon Open final, which Vekic won in three sets.

On Friday, Murray needed four sets to hold off No. 28 Fabio Fognini of Italy, 6-2 4-6 6-1 7-5.

Johanna Konta made light work of Maria Sakkari to book her place in the fourth round of Wimbeldon.

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. Konta said she swallowed several of the flying ants that invaded all parts of the All England Club, and it must have been tricky psychologically to face an opponent who had beaten her in the final at Nottingham less than four weeks ago.

Medvedev, an unseeded Russian who beat Stan Wawrinka in the first round, lost to Ruben Bemelmans 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3 in the second round.

Show it she did, displaying an enviable armoury.

Konta will now advance into the third round of the tournament for the first time in her career.

"And if I do, my coach said he'd shave his head". This time, she fended off a pair of break points with big serves to consolidate - and rode the lead to the end of the set to take the match into a decider.

The 27-year-old Azarenka produced the best performance to date of her comeback from maternity leave. "I don't anticipate anything other than a really, really tough battle for me".

Naomi Osaka bt Barbora Strycova (x22) 6-1, 0-6, 6-4.

She said: "It is happening because we have got some great players".

However, Watson's resilience came to the surface again with two mighty forehands to secure her second break, before she clinically served out the first set.

Her display suggested there is more to come from the youngster in the future. It's an easy mistake to make given that he is from Slovenia, who qualified to represent Great Britain after undergoing the necessary residency rules. Asked if he had dropped anything in Muller's food, he joked: "I was trying to, but he's too quick!" I can win, for sure. "I was prepared a little bit, but it's always different when you stand against opponent for the first time".

"So I get that day completely to do with it what I wish".

The action was much more straightforward in the men's draw, with straight-set victories by defending champion Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, who has won the last 26 Grand Slam sets he has played. "I don't think I'm playing unbelievable tennis".

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