Wednesday's passing shots
A look back at Day 3 at the All England Club in photos, links, tweets and more.
Photo of the Day
Actress Kim Cattrall wasn't the only one excited by the Venus Williams-Kimiko Date Krumm thriller on Centre Court; Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim called it "the match of the day, if not the match of the year" (from SI.com's Best Shots from Day 3 at Wimbledon).
Remember to thank Dick Enberg for the "bloody blue balls" meme ... Manchester United's Rio Ferninand reached out to Heather Watson after her Wednesday defeat ... Making money is what sets Wimbledon apart ... The head of Wimbledon says grunting players are spoiling the game ... Former British No. 1 Sam Smith on contrasting results for the two great hopes of women's tennis in the U.K. ... Andy Roddick's parents came to see him play at Wimbledon for the first time ever.
The Tweet Beat
"Look out for Dimitrov tomorrow!! He will take Tsonga down in 4"
--ESPN commentator Patrick McEnroe, channeling Jimmy the Greek, 6:49 p.m. ET
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger... it just really hurts"
--British up-and-comer Heather Watson, grappling with her first-round loss to Mathilde Johansson, 6:32 p.m. ET
"It's an iPhone and iPad commercial here in the locker room as the rain gods wreak havoc on The Championships."
--Bob Bryan, waiting out the afternoon rain in the locker room, 9:07 a.m. ET
"Its raining in Wimb! How unusual.."
--Defending Wimbledon doubles champ Vania King, flexing her sarcasm, 8:36 a.m. ET
16 ... Consecutive victories by 2008 and '10 Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal after Wednesday's straight-sets victory over Ryan Sweeting. The 25-year-old Nadal hasn't lost at the All England Club since bowing to Roger Federer in the '07 final.
7 ... Years since three British women advanced to the second round at Wimbledon. Laura Robson, Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong each won their opening-round matches.
12 ... Winners hit by second-seeded Vera Zvonareva in her 6-1, 7-6(5) victory over Russia's Elena Vesnina.
Watch Bethanie Mattek-Sands snub the chair umpire after her loss to Japanese qualifier Misaki Doi.
They Said It
“You normally pick the one thing that will stop you thinking about tennis. Scream did a pretty good job of that. I did hear at the end they have Scream 2 on tonight and Scream 3 on on Thursday. Maybe I'll watch one of them.”
--Andy Murray, after Wednesday's second-round win over Tobias Kamke, on how he's spent his idle hours