Johanna Konta wins three-hour slugfest at Wimbledon and Britain is amped


Pouille had looked a good bet to go deep at Wimbledon after lifting the title in Stuttgart ahead of the championships, however it has not gone to plan.

"Jo is top 10 in the world, she's British and looking to get into the second week for the first time here". The victim's family have now brought a wrongful death lawsuit against Williams there, and the visibly upset and struggling tennis player left her press conference after being bombarded with questions.

Amid the home and homely happiness, Konta was generous in her praise and empathy for Vekic and she certainly held her own in the narrative.

There was a scary moment for the Brit when she took a nasty tumble on the baseline, slipping as she returned serve, but fortunately she was able to shake off the knock.

Azarenka next faces British wildcard Heather Watson who also upset the form book. He won 6-4 6-2, 7-5 to set up a clash with rising star and world number 34 Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation.

He said: "I saw quite a bit of Jo's match with Vekic because I was warming up for a long time". It's not realistic for me to look far ahead. "I haven't done it before in singles".

"It is a nice feeling not having to keep going out there", Konta said. "Any woman can play at an incredibly high level on any day". Acknowledge that some of the things weren't completely under my control. "At one point there was a lot, and then actually towards the end of the match, I don't think there were that many". I was just focusing on my match.

"I'm not in a lot of pain when I'm walking, that's for sure".

"I definitely would like to be involved in the latter stages of the event now. It came back positive, so that has given me that much more confidence to search for and make some more creations". "I think I showed that today, like I did in my other round". While Murray and Konta are favourites, Watson and Bedene will be viewed as outsiders.

She, too, is into the third round after a very swift and impressive 6-0, 6-4 thumping of Anastasija Sevastova, the world No.19 from Latvia.

Konta's prospects improved further when two-time victor Petra Kvitova, a possible fourth-round opponent, crashed out in three sets to American Madison Brengle.

Forty-two years ago qualifier Graham Stillwell lost to eventual champion Arthur Ashe in the last 16, while Lindsey Beaven, Glynis Coles and Winnie Wooldridge exited the ladies singles. Tomorrow she takes on Williams's friend Victoria Azarenka, the former world No.1.

The hill next to No. 1 Court at Wimbledon, formerly known as Henman Hill and also referred to as Murray Mound, was a coveted spot for Day 3 at the All England Club because Konta and Andy Murray were scheduled to play their second-round matches on Centre Court.

Kvitova - who suffered a career-threatening hand injury after being stabbed in December - had been well fancied for the title in 2017, however a lack of match action seemed to cost her in the London heat. "It is really important for the players at the top to give back and be part of growing the game", she said at an HSBC event. She began by declaring: "Tennis is still the love of my life".

"When I do have time to relax, I try and make the most of it", she said. It's light and something that's easy to watch, but, yeah, [Aidan Turner] is easy on the eyes.