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Reflections: Wimbledon Day 2

Upset of the day: Laura Robson def. [10] Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-4. Unfortunately, Laura’s mom wasn’t able to watch her win live as she wasn’t able to find a dog sitter.

Other seed upsets: Feliciano Lopez def. [19] Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-4, 7-6; Bernard Tomic def. [21] Sam Querrey 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3; Karolina Pliskova def. [13] Nadia Petrova 6-3, 6-2; Tsvetana Pironkova def. [21] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0, 6-1; Alexandra Cadantu def. [28] Tamira Paszek 6-2, 7-5.

Matches that went the distance: [23] Andreas Seppi def. Denis Istomin 7-6, 7-6, 5-7, 3-6, 6-3; Bobby Reynolds def. Steve Johnson 1-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4; Denis Kudla def. James Duckworth 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1; Santiago Giraldo def. Horacio Zeballos 3-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-1, 6-3; Daniel Brands def. Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-1, 6-4; Jimmy Wang def. Wayne Odesnik 7-6, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5; Frantisek Cermak & Michal Mertinak def. Pablo Andujar & Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-7, 6-7, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2.

Bagels: 7

Retirements: Philipp Kohlschreiber (with the flu, to Ivan Dodig), Guido Pella (to Jesse Levine), Romina Oprandi (to Alison Riske)

Celebrity Sightings: The Wizarding World of Wimbledon – JK Rowling was in attendance.

Style statement of the day: Along with her NikeFuel Band and Cartier love bracelet, Serena Williams had some POW-erful nails.

Going green: Bethanie Mattek-Sands’ hair matched the grass.

Not the streak you want: After her loss today, Arantxa Rus has racked up a record losing-streak of 17 in consecutive main-draw, tour-level matches.

Breaking the pattern: In other losing streak news, James Blake ended his 5-match losing streak with a win today.

Keeping up with Maria: Sharapova is one of the hardest working players on her day off, as is evident by these photos and video of her training today at Wimbledon.

Wrong place, wrong time: This crying ball girl was on the receiving end of a 128mph serve of Milos Raonic. Hope she at least got some free strawberries and cream.

(Photos: Getty Images)


One Comment

  1. GoranVR says:

    Poor ball girl. Hope she will be fine.

    Nice recap of the day. I know you put a lot of effort to write all of it. Thanks.