London (dpa) – Under the leadership of Angelique Kerber, Thursday's Wimbledon play the German tennis quintet for the third round.
The defending champion must play in the third game after 12.00 CEST. Focus on the central court is in the duel between the winners of the Spanish open championship Rafael Nadal and Australian Nicka Kyrgios. A day at Wimbledon:
Last year's winner Kerber is a clear favorite at a meeting with Lauren Davis. The 25-year-old American is only 95 in the world. However, the only comparison between the two women Kerber has won eight years ago. "She is small, moves well, brings a lot of balls," said 31-year-old about his opponent of 1.57 meters.
As expected from Kerbera, Julia Görges is progressing. The semi-finalist of the previous year will compete with Warwara Flink from Russia and will secondly qualify for the second time. Next is a sexy match with American-American Seren Williams. Laura Siegemund should struggle hard against Czech Barbora Stryc's.
French Open first knockout Jan-Lennard Struff faces a tough second round against Taylor Fritz. The American traveled with the recommendation of winning the tournament from Eastbourne to London. However, Struff has been playing high level for months and has confidence.
"Such successes as in Paris, you would like to have more. I try to make fun of it," said No. 34 in the tennis world. Grand Slam debutant Dominik Köpfer was already surprised with his first success and will now face Argentina's Dieg Schwartzman in 24th place.
The winner of the second round is eagerly awaiting the winner of the Spanish Open Champion Nadal and Australian Kyrgios. Doubt has its history: five years ago Kyrgios was surprised at Wimbledon Round of 16 as a tennis man with success over Nadal. It seems an interesting show is guaranteed. Genius and madness are exchanged with controversial Kyrgios.