September 25, 2022

Wimbledon 2022: Emma Raducanu wins center court debut as Andy Murray starts with victory

Follow all the action as Wimbledon continues with Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek and Serena Williams all in action on day two.

Today marks the return of Nadal, back for the first time since 2019 and fresh after opening a lead in the race to finish with the most men’s Grand Slam titles with 22. That’s compared to the champion Defending Novak Djokovic, who has 20 titles, with the six-time champion is up and running after moving quickly into the second round with a hard-fought four-set victory over Soonwoo Kwon. The other SW19 finalist last year, Matteo Berrettini, is excluded from the tournament after testing positive for Covid.

The women’s singles favorite is world number 1 Iga Swiatek and she opens her championships on center court against Jana Fett, taking the traditional spot on the first Tuesday of play following the sudden retirement of reigning women’s champion Ash Barty. There are more Wimbledon royalty in action on day two with Williams making his long-awaited return. The seven-time Wimbledon champion is back in singles action after being cruelly forced to withdraw from her first round match at SW19 last year and the 40-year-old, third on center court, is looking to spark her comeback after a hamstring injury when she takes Harmony Tan.

Elsewhere there are intriguing matches involving Coco Gauff and Elena-Gabriela Ruse on court two, while the charismatic Nick Kyrgios hopes to cement his dark horse status this year with a first-round encounter against Paul Jubb on court three. Follow all the action from day two live, including the latest results, reactions and analysis from the All England Club

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Swiatek* 5-0 Fett

Another game for the world no. 1. She has won all five wins so far in this match and is one down from the first set.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 2:03 p.m.

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Swiatek* 4-0 Fett

Nice work from Fett which forces Swiatek to heck.

The world No. 1 is struggling to land her first serve in this match and Fett took advantage. She fires a backhand down the left side of the field but Swiatek gets there and manages to come back.

Fett should win the point but finds the net with a forehand.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 2:02 p.m.

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Swiatek 4-0 Fett*

Fett seems to be feeling the pressure. She tries too hard to set up winning shots and continues to force the ball away from the sidelines.

A double fault also gives Swiatek the next game.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 1:58 p.m.

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Swiatek* 3-0 Fett

She can not. Iga Swiatek’s expert skill to close out the match and advance three games into the first set.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 1:53 p.m.

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Swiatek* 2-0 Fett

Jana Fett doesn’t seem impressed to face the Roland-Garros champion. She plays smart, enters the court to meet Swiatek’s second serve and sets a breaking point as the Pole’s comeback takes too long.

Can Fett go back? 30-40.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 1:52 p.m.

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Swiatek 2-0 Fett*

Fett shakes his head almost in disbelief at how Swiatek came from 15-40 down to win the game after a two.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 1:48 p.m.

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Swiatek 1-0 Fett*

Jana Fett has qualified for Wimbledon after winning three matches previously to earn her spot. She offers the first point of her service game to Swiatek before following up with two aces to go ahead.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 1:45 p.m.

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Swiatek* 1-0 Fett

Iga Swiatek is operational on center court after closing his opener at 30.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 1:43 p.m.

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Swiatek* 0-0 Fett

The world no. 1 is the first to serve on center court but Jana Fett takes the first point.

Swiatek responds with the next two points before a foot fault from the Pole brings Fett down to 30-30.

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 1:42 p.m.

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Will Swiatek claim the Wimbledon title?

Iga Swiatek’s best performance at Wimbledon came last year when she reached the fourth round before losing to the no. 2 Ons Jabeur.

However, she is a former junior champion at SW19, having won the women’s title in 2018 and is the favorite to lift the trophy this year.

(Getty Pictures)

Michael JonesJune 28, 2022 1:39 p.m.