SIZZLING THREE SETTERS AS THE SUN CONTINUED TO SHINE
Bouzkova proved to be dominant over Garcia in the first match of the day on the Ann Jones Centre Court, confidently hit her way into the quarter final.
The match up between Tomljanovic and Vandewege was as anticipated a great battle. Tomljanovic who beat the top seed yesterday started confidently against Coco is starting to show her best form, coming back from injury – her strength, power and grit and eventually taking her through to the quarter-finals.
As predicted, it was a close match between Giorgi and Vekic. Experience prevailed as the power and precision of Girogi wasn’t consistent enough to out power Vekic. Vekic was a former finalist eight years ago and always has a good record on the grass.
Great to have Heather Watson through to the quarter finals, not in the way we wanted as Zhang retired in the first set with injury – but we look forward to seeing her play on Friday.
Shout out to our Groundsteam! The attention to detail is incredible and the work in keeping the courts pristine in the hot, dry weather literally takes all night.
LEYLA’S LOOK AHEAD TO DAY FOUR!
Fernandez v Jabeur
The Candian, Fernandez, is a rising star on the tour with a great left forehand that takes her opponent off court well. Jabeur is great to watch with an all court game and consistently goes deep into draws. This will be a great first match to watch.
Mladvanevic v Potapova
Kiki Mladvanevic has one of the best forehands on tour, and is a former world number 1 in doubles. She is comfortable on a grass court but can sometimes lacks confidence.
Potapova is a former top junior and got injured. She’s enjoying being back on the tour and her ranking is rising. She is a future star of the game and is always a danger in the draw – one to watch!
Ostapenko is a former semi-finalist at Wimbledon and always plays well on grass. She has a big attacking game, hits lots of winners but can also be error-prone.
She is playing Martincova who has won three matches here as she came through qualifying. She will be feeling very confident. If Martincova can be consistent and show lots of variety she could cause an upset but in the end I think Ostapenko will be too strong.
Kastakina v Koytuck
This is a great match to end Centre Court. Both players are in form and are enjoying great seasons. Kastakina has won a tour event this year and has a variety of shots. Her new mindset on court is keeping her calmer and more confident.
Koystuk is another rising star and is fearless. She is very attacking on court and plays very brave tennis. I think Kastakina edge with more experience and variety.
Court 1 is full of doubles matches all day with Brit Tara Moore with partner Eden Silva in action.