Wimbledon 2015 Day 5 Results: Serena, Djokovic, Sharapova Through
Day 5 results from the Center-Court are here.
Williams Sisters Set To Lock Horns
Serena Williams edged past Heather Watson in a thriller despite dropping a set on Friday. The match went to the wire in the final set as the 20 time Grand Slam champion finally pulled it off 7-5. Williams won 6-2 4-6 7-5. The Briton led 3-0 in the final set but couldn’t hold on to it.
Venus Williams also reached the round of 32 stage for the first time since 2011. The five time champion won 6-3 6-2 win over Serbia’s Aleksandra Krunic.
The Williams sisters will now clash in the 4th round for a place in the quarterfinals.
Fourth seed Maria Sharapova defeated Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu 6-4 6-3 to progress to the round of 16. the 2004 Wimbledon champion has only made it past the round of 16 once in last eight years and will now meet unseeded Zarina Diyas.
“I made it more difficult for myself in the first set but I felt good in the second set,” said Sharapova. “She was not going to go away so I was happy I was able to finish it off.
“You expect to go further and on to better things. As the matches get tougher, you have to raise your game and that’s why there’s only one champion.”
French Open runners, Czech sixth seed Safarova defeated beat American Sloane Stephens 3-6 6-3 6-1.
In Men’s singles, defending champions Novak Djokovic stormed to the 4th round without dropping a set yet. The top seed defeated Australian Bernard Tomic 6-3 6-3 6-3 and will now meet South African Kevin Anderson.
French Open champion Stan Wawrinka also rolled past to round of 16. The Swiss 4th seed beats Spain’s Fernando Verdasco 6-4 6-3 6-4 and faces Belgian 16th seed David Goffin next.
“It has been great so far. I was hoping I could play better and better as the tournament progresses and that is what is happening. As we are moving on, I feel more confident.” said Djokovic after the match.
“My serve was very good today. I won a lot of free points and that takes away a lot of pressure. Maybe it looks like I haven’t been tested but I have. I have played a couple of good players. It will get harder.”
Last year’s semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov bowed out.
Australian Nick Kyrgios beat 7th seed Canadian Milos Raonic, another 2014 semi-finalist, 5-7 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 6-3.