Day 6: Kvitova, Federer, Murray look to advance to Wimbledon second week
LONDON – Wimbledon Day 6 features Petra Kvitova, Roger Federer and Andy MUrray on Centre Court and more. Play begins at 7 a.m. ET on ESPN. The full television and broadcast schedule can be found here. Full order of play for Saturday can be found here.
Petra Kvitova faces her first test against Jelena Jankovic: The defending champion could not look sharper through her first two rounds, where she's dropped a total of just three games. Next up is No. 28 Jankovic (second match, Centre Court). Kvitova leads their head-to-head 4-2 and barring a Kvitova-esque let-down, she should move through. Jankovic has struggled through her first two rounds, winning 10-8 in the third against Elena Vesnina and going three sets against Evgeniya Rodina.
Roger Federer up against the big-serving Sam Groth: Groth earned his spot in the third round thanks to a solid upset win over No. 31 Jack Sock. He'll need his full serving arsenal against Federer. The two have faced each other just once, with Federer winning 6–4, 6–4, 6–4 last year at the U.S. Open. Rallies will be at a premium in this one.
Caroline Wozniacki tries to fend off Camila Giorgi: No. 5 Wozniacki didn't want to talk much about her upcoming match against the hard-hitting Italian. Their matches have been tense affairs in the past, with Giorgi leading the head-to-head 2-1. This is their first meeting of the season.
Madison Keys eyes the second week: After a disrupted grass court lead-up due to illness, Keys couldn't have asked for a better draw to give her a shot at her first Round of 16 at Wimbledon. She opened with two wins over players ranked outside the Top 100 and now plays Tatjana Maria, ranked No. 78. Maria earned a big win earlier this year in Miami over Eugenie Bouchard, but she should be completely overpowered by Keys.
Andy Murray faces Andreas Seppi: Murray leads their head-to-head 6-1 and has not lost to the Italian since their first meeting in 2006.
Timea Bacsinszky on the verge of another milestone: A semifinalist last month at the French Open, No. 15 Bacsinszky has moved through the draw quietly and efficiently at Wimbledon. That's the ways she likes it. She has yet to lose a set through two matches and now faces No. 18 Sabine Lisicki. Bacsinszky leads their head-to-head 2-1 and won their only match this year, a straight set win at the Italian open. A win would put Bacsinszky into the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time in her career. Her best previous showing was the second round.
Dustin Brown looks to back up his big win: After stunning No. 10 Rafael Nadal on Thursday, the exciting but erratic German plays No. 22 Viktor Troicki. The two have split their two meetings, both on the ATP Challenger Tour, but Troicki has been solid on grass this season. Prior to Wimbledon he made the final in Stuttgart (l. Nadal) and semifinal at Queen's (l. Murray).