Paula Badosa has to correct interviewer who claims she ‘won’ Wimbledon match
Andy Murray wondered if he had the motivation to return to Wimbledon next year after a heartbreaking five-set loss to Stefanos Tsitisipas on Center Court dashed his championship hopes.
Tsitsipas prevailed in a two-day thriller, leaving Murray devastated after the 36-year-old led two sets to one on Thursday night before play was suspended due to the Wimbledon curfew.
With Cameron Norrie and Liam Broady also eliminated on Friday, Katie Boulter remains the last home player in the draw ahead of the weekend. The British No. 1 meets last year’s champion Elena Rybakina in the match of the day on Center Court tonight.
Carlos Alcaraz and Ons Jabeur are also in action for another packed matchday, with a thrilling clash between Alexander Zverev and Matteo Berrettini dominating the program on Court One. Follow live updates, scores and results from SW19 below.
Wimbledon 2023: Latest Results
SENTENCE! Petra Kvitova 6-3 Natalija Stevanovic
Petra Kvitova continues her strong start to the championship by winning the first set against Natalija Stevanovic.
The two-time champion plays a near-perfect second leg late in the first set to break Stevanovic, although the Serb hits back early in the second set.
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 8, 2023 12:01
Wimbledon 2023: what time does Katie Boulter play today?
Britain’s Katie Boulter meets defending Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in Saturday’s match of the day on Center Court.
Rybakina won her first Grand Slam title when the 24-year-old beat Ons Jabeur in the WImbledon final last year and now sits third in the world as she seeks to defend her crown.
I think it’s a super big opportunity for me,” Boutler said. “I have nothing to lose. She’s clearly the defending champion for a reason.
“I’ll swing and go. I have a lot of tennis behind me. It’s time for me to test my skills against an incredible champion.”
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 8, 2023 11:44 am
Wimbledon order of play and schedule for Saturday
Katie Boulter is the last Brit to stand in singles at Wimbledon and her thrilling duel with reigning champion Elena Rybakina underscores an exciting Saturday at the All England Club.
Friday was a somber day for Britain in the men’s singles draw as Andy Murray, Cameron Norrie and Liam Broady all fell by the wayside, leaving Boulter as the last home hope – although a clash with the powerful Rybakina is a significant obstacle she faces would like to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time.
Here is the planned order of play for Saturday:
Karl MatchettJuly 8, 2023 11:35 am
Wimbledon 2023: Iga Swiatek continues impressive progress at Wimbledon
World No. 1 Iga Swiatek on reaching Wimbledon third round: “I actually feel more relaxed. I also think because I won Roland Garros and I feel like the pressure has eased a bit after that because I sort of reached my goal for the season. I don’t have to think about anything other than playing.
“But then again, you can say the same thing about last year. But this time it’s a bit different because I feel like I have more, I don’t know, more space in my head to develop my game and work on my skills on grass.”
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 8, 2023 11:28 am
Wimbledon 2023: Stefanos Tsitsipas on passing the Andy Murray test
Stefanos Tsitsipas on beating Andy Murray, the “marathon man” at Wimbledon: “It’s not easy, especially when you play against Andy Murray. He’s a marathon man. He likes to make it long. He likes to be out there for hours. This is also one of his strengths as a tennis player. He has the capacity and ability to stay on the pitch for long periods of time and to physically challenge it. That was the case today.
“Those two sentences felt really long. I remember thinking at some point in the fifth moment, it felt like we’d been playing forever. That’s the feeling I had.
“With Andy I knew I was dealing with something much more serious, especially when you play against someone who has won here twice you have different expectations. You have far more knowledge and understanding of how the pitch reacts to your ball. I had that in mind, that he might know the dish a little better than I do.
“I went in full. I was down and kept fighting. I really liked the atmosphere on the pitch. I really liked how I showed myself and my team that I was fully involved in every single point. I have no intention of stopping. I like doing it that way.”
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 8, 2023 11:14 am
Wimbledon 2023: Petra Kvitova is one of the early starters on day 6
Petra Kvitova is among the early starters on Saturday as the two-time champion takes on Serbian Natalija Stevanovic in second place.
Kvitova is finding form on her return to Wimbledon but admitted it will bring extra pressure.
The Czech said: “Everyone knows that I like to play on the grass. It’s my favorite surface. I love it. Actually it doesn’t matter where it is.
“I’m probably more relaxed at other Grand Slams than here. Every time I’m here, I also try to be relaxed. Not easy (smiling). I try every time.
“I’m getting older. Despite this experience, I’m still trying to figure out what I can and can’t make new. It’s okay so far, we’ll see.”
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 8, 2023 10:58 am
Wimbledon star corrects reporter in awkward press conference: ‘I didn’t win’
Paula Badosa had to awkwardly tell a reporter that she had lost her second-round match after a back injury ended her Wimbledon season.
The Spaniard was forced to retire after trailing 6-2, 1-0 to Marta Kostyuk after her pesky stress fracture flared up again and she revealed she won’t be able to compete in mixed doubles with boyfriend Stefanos Tsitsipas play.
To add insult to injury, news of her fitness problems on Court 18 apparently had not reached an international reporter, who opened her post-match press conference by congratulating her on her win, leading to a heated exchange of blows.
Paula Badosa has to correct interviewer who claims she ‘won’ Wimbledon match
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 8, 2023 10:43 am
Wimbledon 2023: Cameron Norrie reacts to disappointing Eubanks defeat
Cameron Norrie after losing in straight sets to Christopher Eubanks: “That’s Chris’ credit. He played amazing. Well served. Came out and hit the ball hard. Didn’t miss anything at all.
“I was played off. I couldn’t get into the game the way I wanted. I didn’t have a good feel for the ball today. I fought as hard as I could. Yes, I met someone who was really confident. He played great. So he definitely deserved to win the match. I have told him. Everything went according to his wishes today and he deserved it.
“Like I said, I’m disappointed. I wanted to play well in the Slams. It’s not working for me at the moment. I’m preparing as best as I can, leaving no stone unturned with my team, my preparation and everything I can do.
“More than anything, I’m disappointed. Yes, I want to play well at Slams. I think there’s no reason why not. It’s harder to beat me over five sets. But yes, I just have to keep improving.”
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 8, 2023 10:27 am
Wimbledon 2023: The Curious Case of Cameron Norrie, the Forgotten British No.1
The contrast was stark, but it seemed oddly appropriate. At the same time that Andy Murray was reclaiming the hearts of the nation with a brave, passionate five-set loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas on Center Court, Britain’s de facto No. 1 in men’s tennis suffered a comparatively modest defeat at the top of a two-thirds filled , slightly muted Court 1.
Forget To move The needle, Cameron Norrie vs. Christopher Eubanks, didn’t even have a needle while Murray vs. Tsitsipas broke the dial.
The fans who stayed to watch Norrie’s most recent Wimbledon competition in full – rather than join the exodus at 3-0 in the second set to secure a place on the mound before Murray got into the middle – were spoiled with a captivating competition .
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 8, 2023 10:14 am
Wimbledon 2023: Liam Broady reacts to British departures
Liam Broady described the 90 minutes that he, Andy Murray and Cameron Norrie left Wimbledon as “Debbie Downer”.
Broady’s impressive journey ended in the third round after he failed to repeat his surprise win over Casper Ruud as he lost 4-6 6-2 7-5 7-5 to Denis Shapovalov.
The defeat ended Brits’ interest in men’s singles as Broady followed Murray and Norrie in a sobering afternoon for the home men.
While he went further than his two compatriots, both of whom were eliminated in the second round as he had his best performance at a Grand Slam, he says it didn’t count for much.
When asked if he could be proud of it, he said: “Not particularly, no. It kind of makes it worse that we all lost on the same day too.
“Of course I would have preferred it if we all won. It probably would’ve felt a little better if we staggered the days we lost while it’s a little like Debbie Downer now, huh?
“Having all three of these results on the same day is quite difficult.”
Jamie BraidwoodJuly 8, 2023 9:58 am