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Wimbledon is finally dry as organizers try to catch up following 3 days of rain

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After three consecutive rainy days, Wimbledon is finally experiencing dry conditions. The sun intermittently peeks through the clouds, instilling hope in organizers that they can make up for lost time by having a full day of tennis on Thursday. The inclement weather significantly disrupted the first three days of the tournament at the All England Club, resulting in the completion of only eight matches on Tuesday. These matches were exclusively played on the Centre Court or No. 1 Court, the only stadiums equipped with roofs.

Consequently, several first-round matches were rescheduled for Day 4 to compensate for the interruptions. Ordinarily, the second round would have concluded on the first Thursday of the tournament.

In other news, Jenson Brooksby reveals to the AP that he has accepted a provisional ban for allegedly missing three doping tests. Additionally, love is in the air at Wimbledon, with reports confirming that Stefanos Tsitsipas and Paula Badosa are romantically involved. Furthermore, as part of an attempt to blend the past and present, Wimbledon can be watched on outdoor screens in Brooklyn.

In terms of the matches, Stan Wawrinka, a three-time Grand Slam champion from Switzerland, emerged victorious against No. 29-seeded Tomas Martin Etcheverry of Argentina with a score of 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, thereby advancing to the third round. Wawrinka, aged 38, has previously claimed major titles at the other three Grand Slam tournaments, with his best performances at Wimbledon being quarterfinal appearances in 2014 and 2015.

Moving to the women’s draw, both Sofia Kenin and Elina Svitolina progressed to the third round. Kenin defeated seventh-seeded Coco Gauff in the first round, while Svitolina triumphed over five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams.

Later on Thursday, fans anticipated a match between two-time champion Andy Murray and fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas on Centre Court for the second round. Additionally, fourth-seeded Jessica Pegula was scheduled to face Cristina Bucsa on No. 1 Court.

In a remarkable feat, 16-year-old qualifier Mirra Andreeva from Russia, ranked 102nd, reached the third round in her Wimbledon debut. Her progress came as No. 10-seeded Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic retired from the match due to a lower leg injury while Andreeva led 6-3, 4-0. Krejcikova, the winner of the French Open in 2021, had previously reached the fourth round at the All England Club in the same year.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about tennis disruptions

Q: How has the weather affected Wimbledon?

A: The first three days of the tournament were affected by rain, causing disruptions and the completion of only eight matches. However, the courts are now dry, and organizers hope to have a full day of tennis on Thursday.

Q: Which players have advanced in the tournament?

A: Stan Wawrinka, a three-time Grand Slam champion, advanced to the third round with a victory over Tomas Martin Etcheverry. Sofia Kenin and Elina Svitolina also advanced in the women’s draw.

Q: Are there any notable matches scheduled for Thursday?

A: Yes, on Thursday, a highly anticipated match between two-time champion Andy Murray and fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas is scheduled on Centre Court. Additionally, fourth-seeded Jessica Pegula is set to play Cristina Bucsa on No. 1 Court.

Q: Is there any interesting news or developments off the court?

A: Yes, Jenson Brooksby has accepted a provisional ban for allegedly missing three doping tests. Additionally, it has been revealed that Stefanos Tsitsipas and Paula Badosa are dating. There is also an opportunity to watch Wimbledon on outdoor screens in Brooklyn as part of an initiative blending the past and present.

Q: Are there any young players making an impact in the tournament?

A: Mirra Andreeva, a 16-year-old qualifier from Russia, has made an impressive debut at Wimbledon, reaching the third round. She advanced when Barbora Krejcikova retired from their match due to injury.

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