BBC Sport tennis


Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 18:59 GMT, Tuesday, 22 June 2010 19:59 UK

Wimbledon day two as it happened

To get involved, please use Twitter, 606 or text us your views & comments on 81111 (UK) or +44 7786200666 (worldwide). (Not all contributions can be used. Messages will be charged at your standard operator rate)

By Caroline Cheese
BBC Sport at Wimbledon

1954: The action continues around the grounds, but after last night's historic late night finish, we're drawing to a close on the live text. There's still live video for those of you in the UK, live scores if you're not. Options all over the place. I'll be back at 0900 BST tomorrow. See you then.

The match is over
1951: Fourteenth seed Victoria Azarenka ends Mirjana Lucic's fairytale run with a 6-3 6-3 win. Lucic came through qualifying but found Azarenka too tough today. Not a walkover by any means.

1945: Victoria Azarenka is on her way to victory, leading 6-3 5-2 against Mirjana Lucic. Centre Court's about half full, I'd say. If there's anyone looking for a late-night delight, head over to Court Five for Serena and Venus Williams in first-round doubles action.

1938: Oh. Fabio Fognini double-faults set point down to hand Fernando Verdasco a lifeline. The Italian was involved in a bit of a rumpus at the French Open when he faced home favourite Gael Monfils. Basically, it got dark, and Fognini understandably wanted to stop play. Monfils, with the crowd right behind him, wanted to carry on despite the fact he was cramping. The referee, unbelievably, let them play on. Fognini received a second warning, and therefore a point penalty, for delaying the match. Oh, it was right dramatic. Play had to stop when they could no longer see the ball. Fognini returned the following day to win.

1935: Jeepers. Fernando Verdasco is flirting with defeat here. It's 6-6 in the third set tie-break as they switch sides, the Spaniard trailing two sets to love.

1928: There's a B Jovanovski playing on Court 11. Any chance her first name is Bon? Sorry, I'm losing focus. Fernando Verdasco is into a crunch third-set tie-break against Fabio Fognini. Lose it, and the eighth seed can head off on his holibobs.

1921: I have just amused myself by singing Olaru to the tune of Oh L'Amour by Dollar. No one here to appreciate it though. Shame for everyone. Anyway, Ioana Olaru is through to round two after a three-set win over Alize Cornet. Victoria Azarenka has won the first set against Mirjana Lucic.

Latest scores
1907: Let's have a score update... (Minor) Upset alert on Court 12 where eighth seed Fernando Verdasco trails Fabio Fognini 7-6 6-2 3-3. Verdasco not a natural grass-court player, it has to be said. Big tall John Isner, John McEnroe's dark horse, looks like he's about to be level at one set all against Nicolas Mahut. Victoria Azarenka is clinging on to an early break against Mirjana Lucic at 4-3, but it's a tight match. Veterans Juan Carlos Ferrero and Xavier Malisse are level at one set all. That'll do you for now.

1903: BBC Sport's 'Dangerous' Dave Ornstein has been out and about, and bumped into a disappointed Heather Watson and her parents. Dave reports that the Guernsey teenager, beaten in three sets earlier, "seemed properly down and dejected but is looking forward to doubles."

1856: Murray says the most famous person he's ever met is David Beckham. Even Becks might have to take second place after Thursday though, when Murray will be introduced to the Queen. The British number one says he hasn't spoke to the club yet but he thinks he might play the first match on Centre Court, so he can play in front of Her Maj before meeting her in person. Jarkko Nieminen will be hoping to poop the party in a big way.

Andy Murray on the state of British tennis: "It's not great is it? I'd like to see more British wins. It's not ideal. Everybody working at the LTA will be disappointed as well. A few of the girls had chances to win, but didn't manage to take them. It's not a great start. I don't know [if there's any progress]. I'm not around it that much. But you've got to look at rankings and facts, and at the big junior tournaments, and the results haven't been great."

The match is over
1850: Wow. Super start to the tournament for Denmark's third seed Caroline Wozniacki, who thrashes Tathiana Garbin 6-1 6-1 on Court One.

optajim on Twitter: "Andy Murray hit 17 aces and won 88% of his first serves as he strolled to a three-set win over Jan Hajek at Wimbledon. Progress."

1838: Lucic also won the Australian Open doubles title with Martina Hingis in 1998, when she was just 15. Hingis will make her return to Wimbledon this year, playing alongside Anna Kournikova in the invitational doubles. Pitted against Hingis and Kournikova will be the likes of Anne Hobbs and Sam Smith, and Tracy Austin and Kathy Rinaldi. Bey they were delighted with that draw.

1830: Victoria Azarenka, a finalist in Eastbourne last week is up against Croatia's Mirjana Lucic on Centre. If that name sounds familiar, it's because Lucic was a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 1999 at the age of 17, losing in three sets to Steffi Graf. But Lucic's personal life was in turmoil. At the US Open in 1998, she accused her father of physically and mentally abusing her and sought a restraining order against him. Having slumped down the rankings, Lucic all but retired in 2004. She launched a costly lawsuit against IMG, accusing the management company of being complicit with her father in sabotaging her career. IMG launched a countersuit, demanding repayment of an advance. Lucic returned to action in 2007, but this is her first Grand Slam appearance since she fell in the first round of the US Open eight years ago, and her first Wimbledon appearance for 10 years.

1821: Strange scenes in Maria Sharapova's press conference as her former coach Nick Bollettieri pipes up from the back. "Hey Nick!" exclaims Sharapova, suddenly a lot more animated. "What are you doing here? Why aren't you lying in the sun somewhere?" Bollettieri proceeds to tell her: "You refuse to lose and I admire you for that. I'm delighted to have you back."

The match is over
1817: Sixth seed Robin Soderling duly completes a 6-3 6-2 6-3 win over American Robby Ginepri. Soderling is seeded to meet Rafa Nadal in the quarter-finals, in a repeat of the French Open final. A bonus match for Centre Court ticket-holders now: Victoria Azarenka v Mirjana Lucic.

1812: Robin Soderling is a game away from the second round. The Swede has been pretty impressive in dispatching Robby Ginepri here on Centre. Murray and Hajek have made way for Caroline Wozniacki and Tathiana Gardin on Court One. Wozzy already 3-0 up.

1806: Yep, Murray has a date with the Queen on Thursday. I'm still yet to pick my hat for the day, but before all that: Wednesday! The order of play is out. Roddick, Venus and Djokovic are on Centre. Clijsters, Hewitt and Federer are on Court One. Having made her Wimbledon return on Court Five, Justine Henin is promoted to Court Two for her second-round match.

Murray on playing in front of the Queen on Thursday: "If I get on Centre, it'll be great. It'll be an honour and a privilege. A bow should be quite simple - but you never know, I might get a bit nervous and screw it up."

Murray on Murraymania: "It's definitely been a lot quieter this year because of the World Cup. It's something you've got to deal with, especially when you play in your home country. I'm obviously enjoying it."

Andy Murray, speaking to BBC Sport: "I thought it was good. The start was tough. He was hitting the ball big and flat. I hadn't seen him play before so he was unpredictable for me. I started to play better once I got the break back [in the first set], I started to go for my shots a bit more. I haven't played that many matches lately, so any win's a good one. I'll try and play better next round."

It's bad news for a Briton
1752: Andy Murray is through to the second round and he finds himself in the familiar position of being the last Brit standing. Heather Watson departs the tournament after a 6-4 1-6 6-3 defeat by Italy's Romina Oprandi. Not a bad effort by the Guernsey teenager though. Watson is ranked 110 places below the Italian.

It's good news for a Briton
1745: Fourth seed Andy Murray completes a very comfortable 7-5 6-1 6-2 win over Jan Hajek to get his Wimbledon campaign off to the perfect start. Good stuff. Make sure you return to the BBC website later for his exclusive column. Murray is 100% certain to be back on Centre Court on Thursday, when the Queen will be in attendance.

Rafa Nadal on his return to Wimbledon for the first time since winning in 2008: "It's always special to play on this court, I'm very happy to come back to this tournament and play on probably the most beautiful and emblematic court in the world. The feeling is amazing."

1742: Just switched over to Court 18 in time to see Romina Oprandi double-fault to give up the break she had just earned against Heather Watson. Fist pump from the Guernsey teen as she marches back to the chair, trailing 4-3 in the decider. Tense.

1737: After a slow start, Andy Murray is running away with it on Court One. He's just two games from victory... Tom Fordyce is enjoying the Brit's display.

Text in your views on 81111
From James via text: "According to my basic Russian, Pivovarova would mean "beer boiler". Apt for this warm day?"
Unfortunately, my Russian is even more basic, so I can't confirm

The match is over
A bagel
1727: Maria Sharapova completes a thumping 6-1 6-0 win over Anastasia Pivovarova, so I'd imagine 90% of Sharapova's press conference can be taken up with questions about her dress - which is based on an upturned rose, or something like that. Sharapova could face Serena Williams in the fourth round, a repeat of the 2004 final.

1717: I think I told you earlier that James Blake went out in straight sets to Robin Haase. During the match, Blake, the former world number four, had a bit of a go at Pam Shriver, who he could overhear from the commentary box making some rather disparaging remarks about her fellow American. The 30-year-old has since told the press he's considering retirement because of a knee injury. No word yet on what he had to say about Shriver though.

It's good news for a Briton
It's bad news for a Briton
1705: Now, bad news first: Jamie Baker loses 7-6 6-3 6-4 to Andreas Beck. Not entirely unexpected. But what about this for some good news: Heather Watson takes the second set 6-1 and is into a deciding third against Romina Oprandi. Pivovarova avoids the first set bagel against Sharapova but still loses it 6-1.

Text in your views on 81111
From White Socks, London, via text: "So Dudi Sela (see 1527) and Vuvu Zela knocked out on the same day."
Top marks for effort anyway...

1654: Heather Watson is battling back on Court 18, and she leads the second set 4-1 against Romina Oprandi. Not such good news for Jamie Baker who's a game away from a straight-sets defeat by Andreas Beck. Maria Sharapova is making mincemeat of Anastasia Pivovarova - who must be setting some kind of record for number of Vs in a tennis players' surname. Some comfort for her there, anyway.

The match is over
1643: World number one Rafael Nadal buries a smash to finish off a 6-4 6-2 6-4 win over Kei Nishikori. I think we can safely say he's back. Robin Haase is his next opponent on Thursday. Next on Centre: Robin Soderling v Robby Ginepri. One for the purists there.

InfostradaLive on Twitter: "Schiavone and Stosur first Roland Garros women's finalists to both be eliminated in first round of following Wimbledon."

It's bad news for a Briton
1630: Thomaz Bellucci has won the battle of the Brazilians out on Court 14, beating Ricardo Mello with a symmetrically-pleasing 6-4 6-4 6-4 scoreline. Heather Watson loses the first set, Jamie Baker loses the second set. I wish I could bring you better news, I really do. There is better news if you're a Rafa fan though. He has broken again for a 4-3 lead against Nishikori in the third set.

1623: Rafa Nadal sticks a forehand in the net to give Kei Nishikori a break-back point and the Japan number one takes it when the Spaniard slips trying to change direction. It's 3-3 in the third set. Over on Court Two, 2004 champion Maria Sharapova is kicking off this year's challenge against Anastasia Pivovarova. Sorry Brits, but you can't say you haven't been primed for these disappointments, Jamie Baker now trails 5-3 in the second set against Andreas Beck. Heather Watson is 5-3 down in the first against Romina Oprandi.

BBC Sport's Phil Maiden: "Heather Watson's opponent receives medical attention for the second time in the match with just five games gone."

1609: Rafael Nadal is already a break to the good against Kei Nishikori in the third set. This is the world number one's first match at Wimbledon since winning the greatest tennis match of all time two years ago against Roger Federer. Not quite such a struggle today, but Nishikori is providing a decent test for the Spaniard. Brit update: Jamie Baker and Andreas Beck are on serve at 2-2 in the second set. Heather Watson is a break down and trailing 4-2 against Romina Oprandi. Early days in that one.

1604: Andy Murray will serve first against Jan Hajek. Tom Fordyce is taking you through that in a game-by-game fashion. Stick around here for other nonsense from around the grounds.

BBC Sport's Phil Maiden: "Plenty of interest in Guernsey debutant Heather Watson, with support on the Broadcast Centre roof including fellow Brits Laura Robson and Katie O'Brien. LTA chief executive Roger Draper and the BBC's very own John Inverdale are watching too."

1556: Andy Murray walks out onto Court One with opponent Jan Hajek. Murray, unusually, is wearing one red wristband and one white. Not sure what to read into that. Rafael Nadal successfully serves out the second set against Kei Nishikori. Robin Haase is waiting in round two after the Dutchman earlier beat fading American James Blake in straight sets.

It's bad news for a Briton
1550: Mis-hit forehand by Kei Nishikori, and it couldn't have come at a worse time. Rafael Nadal breaks at 4-4 and he'll serve for a two-set lead. Jamie Baker loses the first set against Andreas Beck 7-4 on the tie-break. Ho-hum.

Latest scores
1545: Right, stand by for Murraymania. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has beaten Robbie Kendrick 7-6 7-6 3-6 6-4, so Andy Murray will be on in a jiffy. Tom Fordyce is ready to bring you that game by game. Jamie Baker broke right back against Andreas Beck and they're into a first-set tie-break (which isn't going very well for the Scot).

1542: Serena is annoyed she painted hearts on her nails, instead of strawberries, and she's a big fan of the USA football team. "I'm excited to watch us. We should have qualified already, because we beat Slovenia. You can't underestimate anyone." Serena also promises that her "curtsey will be something she'll never forget" if she meets the Queen. I'd watch out if I were Her Majesty. That sounds a bit threatening.

A shock result
1537: More from Serena in a bit... but what about this for a shock: Kaia Kanepi beats sixth seed and French Open finalist Sam Stosur 6-4 6-4. Shocker for the Aussie. News from the Brits: Jamie Baker has just been broken and trails 6-5 against Andreas Beck. Heather Watson is about to get going against Romina Oprandi.

1531: World number one Serena Williams answers one question about her tennis performance today, before we get to the real issue of her dress and she perks up immediately. And Serena even tries (and completely fails) to say strawberries in an English accent. "The red represents strawberries, the cream is cream. And the red also symbolises a lot of the work I do in Africa. I wanted to tie it all together. The tournament means a lot to me, and so does the work I do in Africa."

The match is over
1527: Only a couple of weeks ago, Dudi Sela was the toast of Queen's after a shock win over Andy Roddick, but the Israeli is out of Wimbledon after a four-set defeat by Mikhail Youzhny.

Anne Keothavong: "I think nerves got the better of me to be honest. I fought my heart out and she held her nerve better than I did... I'm completely gutted about it. I don't know how to describe the emotions. As a British player, you just want to do so well here. It just didn't happen for me today... It's been emotionally hard obviously. But there are 64 other players in the same boat. I won't be the only one shedding a few tears."

1518: Anne Keothavong is conducting a composed and candid press conference at the moment, highlights of which to follow. You may remember that last year following her first-round defeat, Keothavong was reduced to tears by a mean journalist who asked if she felt she had "let people down". No tears this time, although it's not for the want of trying by Britain's press. She's just been asked whether she will shed any tears after her three-set exit today.

1516: Thirty nine minutes gone and Rafa Nadal is a set to the good against Kei Nishikori and motoring along very nicely. A hiccup for 10th seed Jo-Willy Tsonga, who drops the third set against Robbie Kendrick. Murray v Hajek follows that match, lest you forget.

1510: Delicious return by Nadal on break point and and he's about to serve for the first set with a 5-2 lead.

1505: Robbie Kendrick encourages the crowd to get involved on Court One as he takes a 4-2 lead in the third set against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Andy Murray may have to wait a little longer. Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand is still busy on Twitter. The injured England captain has gone for Murray or Federer to win Wimbledon. Big shouts.

1500: Rafael Nadal saves a couple of break points and he leads 3-2 with the break. Kei Nishikori, a promising 20-year-old, putting up a decent fight though.

Wimbledon on Twitter: "A total of 42 break points during the match between Keothavong and Rodionova, not all of them taken obviously :-)"

Text in your views on 81111
From anon via text: "Why do all the Brit gals win the first set and then crumble like a tea-dipped digestive biscuit after that?"

1450: Forgot to say: manually refresh the page please. Bless you. Picking up the pieces after Anne Keothavong's three-set exit on Court 15 is Jamie Baker. The Scot faces Andreas Beck. I'm finding it difficult to be upbeat about his chances I'm afraid. Anyone got some crumbs of comfort? The other Scot in action today, Andy Murray, is next on Court One where Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is two sets up over Robbie Kendrick.

1448: Sigh... It's going to take me at least a few minutes to get over that defeat for Anne Keothavong. Still, I'm heartened by the sight of Rafa Nadal bounding around on the grass in front of me - and he's already a break up and 2-0 to the good against Kei Nishikori.

By Piers Newbery
BBC Sport at Wimbledon

Latest scores
1441: Well, I'm a bit gutted by that, but we must pick ourselves up as a nation and focus on the challenges ahead - sunburn, inflation, Slovenia etc. And of course we have Andy Murray's first match of the tournament against Jan Hajek. Tsonga has just gone two sets up against Kendrick on Court One so the British number one could be half an hour away. I'm off for my pre-match stretches, over to Caroline...

Heather Watson on Twitter: "Thank you for all the good lucks!!! Getting pumped to go on soonish."

It's bad news for a Briton
1430: Anastasia Rodionova earns a seemingly inevitable match point.... and Anne Keothavong sticks a forehand in the net. A desperately disappointing 3-6 6-2 6-4 defeat for the Briton after she led 4-0 in the decider. Still, I'm sure we'd all like to offer Rodionova the best of luck for the rest of the tournament.

1426: After Rodionova takes her fifth game in a row, Keothavong must serve to stay in it...

Rio Ferdinand on Twitter: "Show us sum class out there Andy Murray! Support our wimbledon hope.. "

The match is over
1424: While the world watches Court 12 and holds its breath, Serena has beaten De Brito 6-0 6-4, which means it's time for Rafa. Kei Nishikori is the man up against world number one Nadal, who makes his first appearance at Wimbledon since the amazing final of 2008.

Text in your views on 81111
Wooders via text: "Loving the keothavong match - go girl! Can you please stop live streaming though - I really need to get some work done this afternoon!"

1419: Apologies for the delay but Court 12 is currently hosting the titanic, tortuous, gruelling - and that's just watching it - Keothavong v Rodionova encounter. It's the sort of match that makes an outside ticket on day two of Wimbledon worth queuing for. Pantomime villain Rodionova has five break points to level at 4-4 but cannot convert until number six, which clips the net and trickles over. She's not complaining about that one. An epic 18-minute game and we're all square.

1412: Ah, a fan of eighth seed Verdasco and his heavy topspin game, no doubt. He's on third on Court 12 so a good couple of hours at least.

Text in your views on 81111
Kate, stuck in work in Wigan! "Yo piers, When oh when is fernando verdasco playing his opening match, i need something to perk up my day!"

1402: Hmmm, chicken and pasta. What I wouldn't..... Anyway, remember Akgul Amanmuradova from Uzbekistan? You know, 6ft 3ins? Playing Kuznetsova on Court Two? Well, the two are locked at 3-3 in the final set now. Meanwhile, Keothavong is pegged back to 4-3 in the final set but still has a break. She still has a break...

Andy Murray on Twitter: "Solid chicken and pasta for lunch. Thanks for all the support and see u out there!"

Latest scores
1356: Tsonga has just taken the first set on Court One on a tie-break, so we're closer to Murraytime, although Kendrick is a good grass-court player and that match could go a while yet. Serena leads by a set and 3-2 with a break on Centre. And Jie Zheng has just gone through against Pauline Parmentier in straight sets on Court 17.

1350: I-Dod. I love that. Keothavong saves a break point and Rodionova is sent sprawling, smacking the turf and complaining about something. The Aussie then has a moan about another line call, not knowing the replay shows it was well out. "It's not fair," she says. I'm tempted to do what my dad used to in this situation and say, "Well, life's not fair." But I won't. Keothavong holds for 4-0 in the final set.

FionaWherrett on Twitter: "Re nickname for Ivan Dodig. How about I-Dod?"

JohnnyLeigh on Twitter: "Crowd is annoyed at anne's opponent, she's been snarling at everyone who crosses her path all match."

The match is over
1343: Sam Querrey leads 7-6 6-3 2-1 when Sergiy Stakhovsky retires on Court 18, not sure why. The big American is through and you know who he faces next? That's right, Croatia's Ivan Dodig, who has has just beaten Oscar Hernandez 6-1 6-3 6-3. Go Dodig.

It's good news for a Briton
1340: Great work from Keothavong to get her composure back, break serve at the start of the final set and - most impressively - hold to love. She leads 2-0 in the third. Do I risk an 'up' arrow? Not yet... I do now, it's another break and 3-0. Tasty atmosphere out on Court 12 now.

Someone is having a tantrum
1328: "Oh my God, what are you doing lady? That was so far out!!!" So says Anne Keothavong after a questionable call sees Rodionova level at one set all. "That was rubbish," AK says to the umpire on the changeover. She's still talking about the call. All down to one set now, time to focus.

1324: Serena strolls into a 3-0 lead on Centre, red undershorts and all, and Keothavong gets a break back but still trails Rodionova 5-2 in the second. Agnieszka Radwanska is through after a 6-3 6-3 win over Melinda Czink. And Sam Querrey, in the same section of the draw as Andy Murray, leads Stakhovsky by two sets and a break.

The match is over
1316: Flavia Pennetta is the day's first winner, as expertly predicted here when she was two points from victory. The Italian beats Medina Garrigues 6-4 6-0 on Court 19.

Latest scores
1313: Ivan Dodig, who requires a catchy nickname that hasn't come to me yet, now leads Hernandez by two sets to love on Court 10, while Dudi Sela is a set down to Youzhny. Dudi Dodig would be a tremendous name, obviously. Keothavong narrowly fails to break serve in a lengthy game and Rodionova holds for 4-1 in the second set. We still await the day's first winner, my money's on Flavia Penetta.

It's bad news for a Briton
1304: Bad news from Court 12, if you're British, where Keothavong has dropped serve at the start of the second set and trails 3-1 after winning the first.

1300: Serena Williams and Michelle Larcher de Brito stride onto a sizzling Centre Court, and you can follow that match on the red button and at the top of this page (UK only) while George Osborne delivers the good news from the budget. Tom Fordyce will take you through Serena v De Brito in detail, I'll continue to wander the rest of the All England Club.

1257: The French have made a good start, which is not something you'll have read too often recently, with Gilles Simon and Paul Henri-Mathieu winning their opening sets. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is about to take to Court One with Robert Kendrick. The Frenchman had to retire from his French Open quarter-final with a back injury, so hopefully Andy Murray is ready in the locker room - he's on after Jo-Willy.

1251: We know who to blame now if Keothavong goes out. The Centre Court is filling up before me, bathed in scorching sunshine. Serena and De Brito will be arriving soon. It will be interesting to hear if De Brito's screaming is as loud in the 15,000-seater Centre Court. I've brought industrial ear defenders just in case.

Daily Mail's Mike Dickson on Twitter: "Can't see muzzer having many problems today, don't want to curse her but Anne K going well."

It's good news for a Briton
1244: Keothavong breaks again with a fine running forehand and serves for the set at 5-3. It's not looking good at 30-40 but the Briton finds a big first serve for deuce and two more for the set. Rodionova is furious that her return on the last point is called out by the umpire. "What happened to the linesman?" she yells. Never mind.

1240: For all those people asking, Kuznetsova's opponent on Court Two is 6ft 3ins tall. Akgul Amanmuradova - a name made for copy & pasting.

1235: Rodionova's third double-fault of the day puts Keothavong 4-2 up but the Britain is quickly broken back after saving three break points in a row. She still leads 4-3 but this one looks like being a trditional British rollercoaster.

Text in your views on 81111
Alex German, Sutton, Surrey via text: "Good news for baker. Just been over at the practice courts, where beck was getting thoroughly outplayed by his coach. The backhand looked particularly suspect."

1228: Our new favourite player is the brilliantly named Ivan Dodig, and the Croatian is clearly boosted by our support as he's just won the first set 6-1 against Oscar Hernandez on Court 10. First set of the day for the man from Mostar, who likes music, movies, table tennis and video games. Don't we all.

1220: Rodionova hooks forehand into the tramlines at 0-40 and it's a great start for Keothavong, but the Australian (via Russia) breaks straight back to trail 2-1. Among the other interesting early matches is Mikhail Youzhny against Israel's Dudi Sela, conqueror of Andy Roddick at Queen's with a brilliant performance. Oh, Youzhny leads 2-0 on Court Eight. Sorry, Dudi.

Latest scores
1209: The first point of the day goes to Agnieszka Radwanska as she builds a seemingly impregnable 15-0 lead over Melinda Czink on Court Five. Yesterday's first-point winner, Michal Przysiezny, went on to upset 17th seed Ivan Ljubicic so it's a good omen. It would be nice if the day three fast-starter could have an easier name to spell though. When does Li Na play?

1203: If you like knocking up, the next few minutes are going to be right up your street. Queen's champion Sam Querrey and Sergiy Stakhovsky are going through the motions on Court 18 amid a frenzy of fan waving and sunhat adjustment, Anne Kethoavong has gone for the sun visor on Court 12 and Svetlana Kuznetsova is wearing a hoodie on Court Two. She must be boiling.

The sun is out
1153: The Voice of Wimbledon, he says: "If today is half as exciting as yesterday then we're in for quite a treat. The temperature will reach 26C and we would advise having sun cream about your person, as well as adequate headgear. I can recommend a trip to one of the retail outlets here. They assure me they will have your colour or style." Oh, he's good.

1145: Right, we're nearly there. My tea has arrived and I'm 'pumped'. Word reaches me that this thing they call 'the budget' is actually quite important and means there will be no Wimbledon coverage on BBC One or Two between 1300 BST and 1340 BST, but do not worry. Coverage of Serena's opening match will get under way on the red button and at the top of this page (UK only) at 1300 BST.

From anon (suspiciously) via text: "I am outraged to hear that mole has been despatched to South Africa to cover this football caper. Couldnt you have sent deputy mole to cover such a trivial event as the world cup! This is wimbledon for goodness sake, we need chief mole at SW19!"

1131: In case you missed it amid all the excitement last night, five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams opened her campaign with a straight-sets win over Paraguay's Rossana De Los Rios. She also unveiled this year's dress. "I love Tina Turner," explained Venus. "Obviously she's just an amazing, amazing artist, just a survivor. She reinvented herself. Plus she looks great. I've loved her forever. So the dress is really inspired by her."

The view from the fans
1120: I had wondered what BBC Sport's Caroline Cheese had been doing for the last 10 minutes. Now I know. "Due to overwhelming demand (two texts!), today sees the return of Cheesy's Outside Court Golden Ticket. This is a special feature for those of you armed only with a trusty ground pass. Today, I toyed with Court 10 - if only for the appearance of the intriguingly named Ivan Dodig - but instead I'm going for Court 14. First up, Andrea Petkovic, a 22-year-old rising star from Germany, who in her spare time reads Goethe, Wilde, Hemingway, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. Heavy. Then, to lighten the mood, a Samba sizzler between Brazilians Ricardo Mello and Thomaz Bellucci, who some will tell you is a top-tenner of the future. Kimiko Date-Krumm drags her 39-year-old body onto court next before Dutch dynamo Thiemo de Bakker finishes proceedings. A top day all round."

DJGrice via Twitter: " I'd recommend court 18 as the place to be for the general ticket holders, lots of gr8 matches and maybe a british win:)"

1110: The gates are well and truly open at the All England Club and it's sun hats, sun cream and sunbrellas all round. The BBC team drift into Commentary Box Four, fresh from the tube. "Stinking hot," is the eloquent description.

John McEnroe
1107: John McEnroe on BBC Two: "Djokovic needs to get his act together because his career is not going in the right direction right now. He needs to dig deep and get back to it."

James, Hornchurch, via text: "Incredible atmosphere on centre court late last night. Sunglasses weather at 1030pm? Most definitely."

deaglanmca via Twitter: "What's the juciest match on the outside courts today?"

Centre Court roof
1052: Well put, Helen. I think. BBC Sport's Caroline Cheese has just returned after her late finish yesterday and has immediately pointed out to me the bleeding obvious in the catchily-titled 'Centre Court Roof Protocol' - "Planning restraints require play to finish no later than 11pm." So that's that.

Text in your views on 81111
Helen, London, via text: "Proud to say my boyfriend and I went the whole hog on centre court yesterday. We reckon we are at least as tired as fed is today."

1042: In fairness to Hajek, he did lead Juan Carlos Ferrero by two sets in his only previous Wimbledon appearance and, worryingly, he's been taking advice from his Czech mate (sorry) Tomas Berdych. Big Tomas beat Murray comprehensively at the French Open last month. "I spoke to him (Berdych) a little bit, he has told me a couple of things about his game," said Hajek. "I know his game, I've seen him many times on the TV. I've never played against him. He is a great player, very solid from the baseline and a good server. He is a very complete player."

Andy Murray
1035: So to Andy Murray. He should be on Court One at around 1500 BST, although after yesterday's unexpected drama that really is a guess. He's up against Jan Hajek (pronounced Yan High-Ek, I'm officially told), the 26-year-old world number 90 from the Czech Republic. The pair have never met and Murray admitted the other day he knew little or nothing about his opponent, although you can bet coach Miles MacLagan will have done his homework. Hajek has played just once at Wimbledon, three years ago, and lost in the first round. His best results have come on clay and he did win a Challenger title on that surface in his home country last month. But don't forget - the Falla factor.

1022: I don't think Murray will be too put out by being on Court One, it's a pretty good court. Centre Court always opens on day two with the defending women's champion, in this case Serena, and the return of world number one Nadal against a talented opponent is a pretty obvious choice for the premier court. As for the roof, I will investigate, although the protocol does state: "Any match started will normally be completed and, if necessary, the roof closed for reasons of light as well as rain."

Text in your views on 81111
Jonny, 16 , just finished gcses!: "Is there an official explanation why muzza is on court 1 today or could piers clear it up for me?"

Dai, West Yorks, via text: "Still don't understand this roof thing. If it was 5-2 in the fifth would they still stop at 11pm? And if they do have to complete a match in the morning is the roof kept shut and lights on even if it's sunny?"

1009: After all four British women lost on Monday, the home nation has four more players in action on day two. Murray is obviously the favourite for his match but the others will be tight, as ever. Fighting talk from Anne Keothavong yesterday though, as she told BBC Sport: "This is a winnable match and I intend to do it." There was a little less bravado from wildcard Jamie Baker: "I'd be a fool to expect to win but the pressure is all on him and I'll give it my best shot." Keothavong is ranked 81 places below Rodionova, and Baker is ranked 174 places below Beck. Time for a big British performance.

0957: Those on Centre Court yesterday certainly got their money's worth and anyone who made it through from 1pm to 11pm is probably in need of smelling salts and a massage this morning. Let me know if you did the whole 10 hours. It's a hard act to to follow but Serena Williams will open proceedings at 1300 BST against Michelle Larcher de Brito, the talented Portuguese most famous, so far, for her decibel level. We then have the return of Rafael Nadal. The world number one and French Open champion, who could not defend his Wimbledon title last year due to injury, will hope to avoid a Falla-style battle against Japan's Kei Nishikori. Centre wraps up with Sweden's Robin Soderling against American Robby Ginepri.

It's good news for a Briton
0948: Anyway, enough of the past, let's look to the future. Play gets under way on the outside courts at 1200 BST and Britain's very own Anne Keothavong will be kicking off the action on Court 12 against Anastasia Rodionova, with Jamie Baker and Germany's Andreas Beck following them. Fellow Brit Heather Watson will be making her Wimbledon main draw debut, the 18-year-old wildcard taking on Romina Oprandi in the third match on Court 18. And then there's Andy Murray...

Centre Court roof
0942: And to, er, close the roof discussion from yesterday, Neil Harman of The Times helpfully pointed out to me the 'Centre Court Roof Protocol', which states that "The Championships is a daytime event." This might come as a surprise to anyone who sat under the lights at 10pm last night, but it goes on: "If a match is suspended due to rain or bad light, the normal covers will first be deployed, the roof closed and the match will then complete under the roof." So expect more late-night action at the All England Club.

Tim Henman
0931: Before we look ahead to day two, here's Tim Henman on Roger Federer's extraordinary five-setter on day one: "A lot of people said Federer didn't look his normal self, that there might have been something up, but I don't buy into any of that. Falla was simply the better player and deserves a lot of credit because he was the one dictating so many of the rallies in the first four sets."

Text in your views on 81111
Jeranimo, Wales, via text: "Any chance of some bagels today? Not sure I can handle another day like yesterday."

Anne Keothavong on Twitter: "Morning everyone! Its going to be a hot one today - sunscreen!"

0918: It's the usual form today everyone, live coverage on BBC Two, red button and 5 live sports extra from 1200 BST, BBC One from 1215 BST, and a selection of video streams available from this page at 1200 BST. It's a big day and I know you'll all be on edge already - you've got to love the budget.

0908: Play finally ended at 2258 BST last night, Wimbledon's latest ever finish, after the roof was brought across and the lights turned on to allow Novak Djokovic and Olivier Rochus to finish their match. Djoko clinched it 6-2 in the final set, which included this magnificent celebration. "You don't get to see a lot of late-night matches in Wimbledon history," the Serb said afterwards, "so I'm happy that in a way my name is in the history books for playing late in the night."

The sun is out
0905: BBC Breakfast weather presenter Carol Kirkwood: "We have a gorgeous day in prospect and the temperatures are going to continue to rise to around 27C. It's going to be hot with high pollen levels, something worth bearing in mind if you're coming down to Wimbledon."

0900: Morning, and welcome to day two of Wimbledon 2010. It has plenty to live up to as day one was a bit of a belter. Those of us who have come to expect easy first-round wins for the likes of Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have been spooked by the Falla factor, after Alejandro got desperately close to creating the biggest shock in Wimbledon history against Roger Federer. And those of us used to Wimbledon winding down with setting of the sun might have to rethink.

Print Sponsor

see also
Wimbledon 2010 - day two photos
22 Jun 10 |  Tennis
Murray eases through at Wimbledon
22 Jun 10 |  Tennis
Three more Britons in early exits
22 Jun 10 |  Tennis
Solid Nadal races past Nishikori
22 Jun 10 |  Tennis
Serena sees off De Brito at SW19
22 Jun 10 |  Tennis
Men's singles latest
21 Jun 10 |  Tennis
Women's singles latest
21 May 10 |  Live scores
Order of play
23 May 09 |  Tennis
Men's singles draw
26 Aug 11 |  Tennis

related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites