Katie Boulter and Jodie Burrage lead British hopes with Wimbledon playing catch-up after only eight matches were completed on a rain-soaked day two… and Novak Djokovic will take to Centre Court once again
Katie Boulter and Jodie Burrage lead British hopes on Wednesday as Wimbledon plays catch-up.
Only eight matches were completed on Tuesday as rain lashed the All-England Club and restricted play to just Centre and No 1 Courts for the most part.
With less than 90 minutes’ action possible on the outside courts on day two before the heavens opened, organisers cancelled 69 scheduled matches.
It means Wednesday’s order of play features a mixture of first and second round single matches, with the start of the doubles tournament pushed back a day to Thursday.
But the backlog could grow further with some rain showers forecast on Wednesday amid sunny spells. Play has already been delayed by half an hour, from 11am to 11:30am, on the outside courts.
Katie Boulter leads the British charge on day three as Wimbledon plays catch-up after rain
Jodie Burrage gets the chance to play on Centre Court as she takes on Daria Kasatkina
Reigning champion Novak Djokovic is also on the main court as he plays Jordan Thompson
Burrage is first on Centre Court at 1.30pm as she takes on the 11th seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia.
That will be followed by the No 1 seed in the women’s draw Iga Swiatek taking on Sara Sorribes Tormo and then the reigning men’s champion Novak Djokovic playing Jordan Thompson.
There is further British interest on No 1 Court as wildcard entry Arthur Fery plays his first round match against Russian third seed Daniil Medvedev at 1pm.
After that, Heather Watson takes on the 10th seed Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic.
Rounding off the Court One schedule is the second round match-up between Jannik Sinner and Diego Schwartzman.
Boulter was held up by the weather on Tuesday and the British No 1 will resume her match against Australia’s Daria Seville trailing 6-5 towards the end of the first set on Court 18.
The 26-year-old is second on Court 18, after the match between Grigor Dimitrov, a former Wimbledon semi-finalist, and Japan’s Sho Shimabukuro.
Another Brit finishing their first round match is George Loffhagen, who had just lost the first set of his tie with Denmark’s Holger Rune on a tie-break. They are slated to be second on No 3 Court.
Jan Choinski faces a tricky second round test against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, the 17th seed and former SW19 semi-finalist. They’re due on last on Court 12.
The covers were brought out as rain interrupted the action on day two at Wimbledon
Princess of Wales Kate Middleton takes cover under an umbrella after the rain starts to fall
There does remain a risk of more rain showers on Wednesday, amid some drier weather
In the women’s singles, another British hopeful, Sonay Kartal, starts her tournament against the American Madison Keys on No 3 Court after the conclusion of the Loffhagen match.
Andy Murray, who prevailed in his all-British first round clash with Ryan Peniston on Centre Court, will be keeping a close eye on the Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Dominic Thiem match to be played to a finish on No 2 Court.
Austrian Thiem took the first set 6-3, but the Greek fifth seed leads in the second.