Top seed Novak Djokovic cruised through at Wimbledon as Laura Robson fought back reach the last sixteen to give Britain both a man and woman in the second week of the grass-court tennis major for the first time this century.
British hopes of having a man and woman in the second week of Wimbledon for the first time this century were hanging by a thread before Laura Robson fought back to beat Marina Erakovic and join Andy Murray in the last sixteen.
Serena Williams opened the defense of her Wimbledon tennis title with a straight-sets victory against Portugal’s Michelle Larcher de Brito , while 2008 men’s champion Rafael Nadal beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori .
Four times, Novak Djokovic was a point away from the end of his quest to become the first man in 43 years to hold all four tennis Grand Slam titles at once. On each occasion, he found a way to keep his bid alive.