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Wimbledon photos

Tennis fans wait patiently to get access

Despite some overnight rain, demand for tickets on day five is as high as ever with the queue stretching back into Wimbledon Park

Tennis fans finally get access to the AELTC

Those who make it to the front finally get full access to the grounds at 1030 BST when they are admitted in an orderly fashion by security

Nicole Vaidisova

Czech star Nicole Vaidisova gets the action started on Court 18 against Australia's Casey Dellacqua before rain suspends play

Umbrellas at Wimbledon

The rain delay is the first of the 2008 Championships, but the forecast is for drier conditions later in the afternoon

Elena Dementieva

Russian fifth seed Elena Dementieva, safely into the third round, takes time out to put in a stint at Wimbledon's autograph island

Federer has his serve broken early in the match

Play eventually begins on Centre Court just after 1430 BST where Roger Federer wins the first set 6-3 against Marc Gicquel

Federer in action on Centre Court

The defending champion makes few errors in the next two sets and breezes through to the fourth round 6-3 6-3 6-1

Vaidisova books her place in the fourth round

Undeterred by the earlier interruption, Vaidisova comes back out and finishes off Dellacqua 6-2 6-4 in 55 minutes

Hewitt celebrates a point

Lleyton Hewitt, the winner in 2002, opens proceedings on Court One and takes the opening set from Simone Bolelli by 6-1

Hewitt serves on Court One

The Australian books a challenging fourth-round meeting with Federer by completing a 6-1 6-3 7-6 victory

Mauresmo and Williams

The big match of the day in the ladies' singles sees former champions Amelie Mauresmo and Serena Williams meet on Centre Court

Serena Williams shows her joy at winning a point

After a tight first set, Williams eventually comes through 7-6 6-1 as she moves a match closer to winning a ninth Grand Slam title

Zheng overcomes the world number one

The biggest shock of the day unfolds on Court One where China's Jie Zheng notches a stunning 6-1 6-4 win over top seed Ana Ivanovic

Chakvetadze prepares to serve

Eighth seed Anna Chakvetadze enjoys a straight sets 6-4 6-3 win over Evgeniya Rodina to reach the fourth round for the first time

Kuznetsova prepares to serve

With one Grand Slam title to her name, Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova makes smooth progress by seeing off Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

Szavay plays a volley

Nineteen-year-old Hungarian Agnes Szavay justifies being seeded 15th by beating Anabel Medina Garrigues and making round four

Mattek makes the fourth round

The first upset of the day comes on Court 11 where Bethanie Mattek beats 11th seed Marion Bartoli 6-4 6-1

Verdasco celebrates winning a point

That result is soon followed by Fernando Verdasco's notable 6-4 6-4 6-0 triumph over 11th seed Tomas Berdych on Court Two

Mario Ancic

In near-darkness, the unseeded Croat Mario Ancic gets the better of fifth seed David Ferrer in an epic encounter on Centre Court

Marat Safin

Another late finisher was Marat Safin, who delighted the number one court crowd in beating Andreas Seppi 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-4




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