26 Jun 2011

Predictable day at Wimbledon

9:48 am on 26 June 2011

The defending men's champion Rafael Nadal and top women's seed Caroline Wozniacki have progressed at the Wimbledon tennis tournament while former champions Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer also went through to the fourth round in London.

Australian teenage qualifier Bernard Tomic - the youngest player in the men's draw - provided the biggest upset of day six, the18-year-old from Gold Coast beating fifth-seeded Swede Robin Soderling 6-1 6-4 7-5.

Austrian Tamira Paszekalso upset sixth seed Francesca Schiavone of Italy in three sets.

Serbian second seed Novak Djokovic needed four sets to see off Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis but the other top players had few problems progressing.

Rafael Nadal, Caroline Wozniacki, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer are all through to the last 16 in straight sets.

The American veteran Williams had little trouble dispatching Russia's Maria Kirilenko, Sharapova beat the Czech Klara Zakopalova, Swiss ace Federer was equally untroubled and could yet face arch-rival Nadal in a fourth Wimbledon final after beating Argentina's David Nalbandian 6-4 6-2 6-4.

Nadal wrapped up his rain-delayed match against Luxembourg's Gilles Muller in straight sets, the Spaniard needing two tiebreaks though, winning 7-6 7-6 6-0.

New Zealand's Marina Erakovic and her Thai partner made the third round of the doubles after beating a Polish combination.

But Erakovic and Tamarine Tanasugarn lost the first set before recovering then clinching it 3-6 6-2 6-3 over Klaudia Jans and Alicja Rosolska.

David Ferrer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Mardy Fish, Tomas Berdych, Juan Martin Del Potro and Sabine Lisicki are also through.