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World No. 2 Tunisian Wimbledon easily beat Polish qualifier Katarzyna Kawa 6-4, 6-0 in the third round of the tournament on Wednesday. The Tunisian, who is the best-ranked African player this week, will face Diane Perry, the 77th-ranked Frenchman in the world, to advance to the fourth round.
Continued Tunisian Anas JabThird-place finisher R. Entering the third round of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on Wednesday, he recorded an amazing record on the lawn, easily defeating Polish qualifier Katarzyna Kawa 6-4, 6-0 in the set.
Ones, who finished second in the world rankings at the start of the tournament, was one of the leading contenders for the title after winning the Berlin title on the field two weeks ago.
The 27-year-old, who reached the quarter-finals of the tournament last year by finishing in the first round when he needed 54 minutes to beat Miriam Bjorgland, looked out of action. Ones has won the previous two matches against his 29-year-old Polish opponent and played briskly from the start.
After exchanging early breaks, Anas discovered weaknesses in Kawa’s performance on the grass for the first time, breaking his serve in the ninth game before taking the set in the next game.
Gawa appeared to be suffering from a shoulder injury in the second set, and asked for time for treatment when he trailed 3-0, and did not do much when he returned to the field. Anne stumbled when the match was decided as he needed five chances to end the match. Ann, who is the best ranked African player this week, will play against France’s Diane Barry, ranked 77th in the world, to advance to the fourth round.
Djokovic continues his life
In men, reigning champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia for the last three editions advanced to the third round on Wednesday with his 23rd consecutive Grand Slam Wimbledon victory.
Many of the world’s leading athletes and women, such as Norway’s Caspar Root, Roland Gross runner-up, Estonian Annette Kontaveit and Spanish Corbin Muguroza, were eliminated from the second round today.
Djokovic, a six-time Wimbledon champion, defeated world number 79 Tanasih Kokinakis 6-1, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in two hours.
The Serbian started his title defense campaign on Monday with a cautious victory over South Korea’s Kuan Soon-woo in four sets, but on Monday he raised his position and was pleased with his performance.
France 24 / Reuters / AFP
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