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Wimbledon photos

Wimbledon groundstaff take a break

The sunshine and early starts begin to take their toll on the groundstaff, some of whom begin day four with a well-earned nap

Wimbledon draw board

British pair Andy Murray and Chris Eaton are the star attractions for the home crowd - both bidding to reach round three

Wimbledon-goers in fancy dress

Three days of searing temperatures, unbroken sunshine and exotic surroundings - more like a trip to the beach than Wimbledon

Spectators at Wimbledon

Unwilling to be upstaged by the hats on display at Royal Ascot last week, the Wimbledon-goers sport some original attire of their own

Andy Murray

Murray looks in particularly relaxed mood as he warms up on the Aorangi practice courts ahead of his match against Xavier Malisse

Stefano Galvani

Unseeded Italian Stefano Galvani bites his racket in frustration as he crashes out to 17th seed Mikhail Youzhny of Russia

Anne Keothavong

British number one Anne Keothavong is broken early in the first set by reigning champion Venus Williams but breaks back immediately

Rafael Nadal

World number two Rafael Nadal is brought to his knees as Latvia's 19-year-old Ernests Gulbis takes the first set of their match

Venus Williams

Williams requires a tie-break to shrug off Keothavong in the first set but the finds her best form on key points to come through 7-6 6-2

Jamie Murray (right) and Max Mirnyi

Britain's Jamie Murray gets his men's doubles campaign with Max Mirnyi off to a good start beating Marc Gicquel and Fabrice Santoro

Strawberries

Wimbledon just wouldn't be Wimbledon without strawberries and cream - the must-have accessory at SW19

Andy Murray and fans

Tennis fans watch Andy Murray get off to a good start against Belgium's Xavier Malisse on the big screen on so-called 'Murray Mount'

Rafael Nadal

And Spanish warrior Nadal, in a rich vein of form, hits back to secure the match against an ever-tiring Gulbis 5-7 6-2 7-6 (7-2) 6-3

Alla Kudryavtseva

Wearing a simple vest, Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia celebrates taking the first set off tuxedo-clad compatriot Maria Sharapova

Judy Murray and Kim Sears

Murray's mother Judy and girlfriend Kim Sears applaud as he cruises through with a convincing 6-4 6-2 6-2 victory over Malisse

Maria Sharapova

Utter dejection for 2004 Wimbledon champion Sharapova as she crashes out to the unseeded world number 154 Kudryavtseva

James Blake

Ninth-seeded American James Blake is another big name to feel the pain as he loses to unseeded German Rainer Schuettler

Chris Eaton

British qualifier Chris Eaton takes Russian 25th seed Dmitry Tursunov to a first set tie-break but bows out 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 6-4

Janko Tipsarevic

Day four has one more shock in store as unseeded Serb Janko Tipsarevic notches a four-set win over sixth seed Andy Roddick




see also
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