Ggood morning again from Wimbledon as we prepare for day four of the 2022 championships.
Wednesday was a tough day for British tennis as Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray, Ryan Peniston and Katie Swan all dropped out of the tournament. But today is a new day and we still have six Britons in action.
Katie Boulter takes center court first against Karolina Pliskova, while Jack Draper and Heather Watson hope to extend their runs at Court 1 and 18.
Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal continues his quest for the Grand Slam on the calendar, while fellow French Open champion Iga Swiatek will be a good bet to extend her winning streak.
On Tuesday, Swiatek announced that she is teaming up with other tennis players Agnieszka Radwanska, Elina Svitolina, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Martyn Pawelski for a one-day special event to raise money for people affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“Iga Swiatek & Friends for Ukraine”, scheduled for July 23 in Krakow, Poland, will feature a mixed doubles and a series of singles between Swiatek and compatriot Radwanska. Both matches will be led by Ukrainian Svitolina.
“For months I have been working with my team on a charity initiative for Ukraine to support those who are suffering from the war,” French Open champion Swiatek said in a statement on social media on Wednesday.
“There will also be a special guest representing Ukraine – former (Ukraine) football player Andriy Shevchenko.”
Swiatek, who has won 36 matches, has expressed her support for the besieged country in recent months, wearing a blue and yellow ribbon on her hat. The 21-year-old won 6-0 6-3 against Jana Fett in her opening game at Wimbledon on Tuesday and will take on Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove.
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