Top-seeded Rafael Nadal and men’s No. 4 Andy Murray moved into the third round at the Wimbledon tennis tournament with straight-set wins, while five-time champion Venus Williams needed three sets to advance.
No marathon this time, just a straight-set win for John Isner at Wimbledon on a day when Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams also moved into the second round at the Grand Slam tournament.
Rafael Nadal trailed 2-1 in sets after an error-strewn start to the defense of his French Open title. He turned it around with tennis that his American opponent said was some of the best he’s ever seen.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands used to be more famous for her colorful outfits than her tennis. That’s about to change, now that she’s reached the third round of the French Open to jump past the injured Venus Williams in the world rankings.
Women’s top seed Serena Williams overcame sickness to move into the last sixteen of the French Open while fellow American Andy Roddick lost to a qualifier. Novak Djokovic struggled with his serve during his victory.