Wimbledon 2022 LIVE: Iga Swiatek wins before Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams return today



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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 from opening up to a lead in the race to finish with the most men’s grand slam titles with 22. That’s compared to defending champion Novak Djokovic, who has 20 titles, with the six-time champion up and running after swiftly moving into the second round with a hard-fought four-set win over Soonwoo Kwon. The other finalist from SW19 last year, Matteo Berrettini, is out of the tournament after testing positive for Covid.

The favorite in the women’s singles is World No 1 Iga Swiatek and she opened up her championships on Center Court with a straight-sets victory over Jana Fett. There is more Wimbledon royalty in action on day two with Williams making her long-awaited return. The seven-time Wimbledon champion is back in singles action after cruelly being forced to retire from her first round match at SW19 last year and the 40-year-old, third up on Center Court, looks to ignite her comeback from a hamstring injury when she takes on Harmony Tan.

Elsewhere there is intriguing matches involving Coco Gauff and Elena-Gabriela Ruse on Court Two, while the charismatic Nick Kyrgios is hoping to cement his status as a dark horse 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, reaction and analysis from the All England Club

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Jubb takes the fourth set!

A huge momentum swinger for Britain’s Paul Jubb who wins the fourth set against Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (7-3) after a tie break. This game is going down to the wire.

Jubb 6-3, 1-6, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3) Kyrgios

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Michael Jones28 June 2022 14:59

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Michael Jones28 June 2022 14:56

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Swiatek* 6-0, 6-3 Fett

Game, set and match to Iga Swiatek!

A straight set victory for the French Open champion sees her safely into the second round. Swiatek was imperious in the opening set but a resurgence from Jana Fett made life a little more difficult in the second.

Swiatek has now won 36-matches in a row. A new record in the Open era.

Michael Jones28 June 2022 14:55

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Swiatek* 6-0, 5-3 Fett

Swiatek is mixing up brilliant shots with simple errors to keep Fett interested. A backhand cross court winner from the Croatian keeps her in touch before Swiatek goes too long with a forehand.

Michael Jones28 June 2022 14:53

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Swiatek 6-0, 5-3 Fett*

This time she takes it! Fett is wayward with her shot to the left side of court and the ball lands on the wrong side of the line.

Swiatek will serve for the match.

Michael Jones28 June 2022 14:50

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Swiatek 6-0, Fett 4-3*

She saves the second one as well! Swiatek’s forehand shot lands in the net and Fett draws level at deuce.

Another double fault from the Croatian undoes her hard work and Swiatek has her third break point of the game.

Michael Jones28 June 2022 14:50

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Swiatek 6-0, Fett 4-3*

Iga Swiatek is closing in on victory. She has two break points against Jana Fett’s serve.

Fett saves the first one with a brilliant backhand down the line.

Michael Jones28 June 2022 14:48

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around the courts

Coco Gauff has taken the second set 6-3 against Elena-Gabriela Ruse to force the match on Court 2 into a third and final set.

Over on Court 3, Paul Jubb continues to give Nick Kyrgios a trouble time. Jubb lead 6-5 in the fourth set but will have to break Kyrgios in the next game to draw level at two sets each.

Michael Jones28 June 2022 14:47

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Swiatek* 6-0, 4-3 Fett

Swiatek serves down the center line and Fett can’t return it! The Pole takes the game and leads for the first time in the second set.

Michael Jones28 June 2022 14:44

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Swiatek* 6-0, 3-3 Fett

A rueful swipe of the racquet from Swiatek as she fails to loft a drop shot over the net and gives Jana Fett a 15-30 lead.

The world no. 1 responds immediately and takes the next point to draw level before Fett belts her return of serve too long.

Michael Jones28 June 2022 14:43


www.independent.co.uk

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