Thursday 19 October 2017

Business as usual at Wimbledon as Murray and Williams advance

Andy Murray was visibly emotional after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-final
Andy Murray was visibly emotional after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-final

IT WAS very much business as usual on the lawns of Wimbledon today as the big name stars of tennis advanced towards Olympic gold.

Andy Murray raced into the third round of the men's singles at the Olympic tennis tournament with a dominant 6-2 6-4 victory over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen under the roof on Centre Court.

Murray and Nieminen know each other well having met four times previously, most recently in the second round of the French Open earlier this summer, while they also played at Wimbledon two years ago in a match watched by the Queen.

Venus Williams made smooth progress into the third round of the women's singles at the 2012 Olympics today by defeating Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak 6-1 6-3.

The unseeded American, who is seeking a record fourth Olympic tennis gold, was far too strong for Wozniak as she continued to make up for her Wimbledon disappointment, after she was eliminated in the first round.

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