Photos from Wimbledon: Day 5
Each day during Wimbledon, we'll bring you exclusive photography from Anita Aguilar, who is covering the tournament for TENNIS.com. Steve Tignor provides the captions.
Judging by the crowds who came to see her on Friday, 17-year-old Belinda Bencic has star quality.
Judging by the fact that she’s in the third round at Wimbledon already, she’s going to be a quality player as well.
Simona Halep went on walkabout in the second set against Lesia Tsurenko, but rediscovered her game in the third to win.
Tsurenko is ranked 167 places below Halep, but she commanded the court for stretches of this match.
Andy Murray has had every part of his game working through the first week at Wimbledon.
Which seemed to please the faithful.
This is what happens on Centre Court when Murray doesn’t convert a match point.
Murray can play tennis, he can save dogs, and now, apparently, he can do the Cha Cha.
Petra Kvitova was dialed in from first point to last in her win over Venus Williams.
Venus was asked if this might be the last time she’ll ever walk off Centre Court. She snapped back, “I’m not gettin’ out of here.”
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova said “I thought I could win” against No. 2 seed Li Na, and she proved herself right.
Caroline Wozniacki, and her ponytail, moved into the round of 16.
No, Shaui Peng didn’t want to fight. She wanted to beat her opponent, Lauren Davis, and she did, in three sets.
Davis does not, despite all appearances, use an oversize novelty racquet when she plays.
Let’s just say that’s Novak Djokovic on these girls’ towel.
“Please,” Tomas Berdych pleaded with the chair umpire at the end of his late-night loss to Marin Cilic, “do something normal.”
Berdych also informed the ump, “You’re better than a Hawk-Eye because you can see in the dark.”
Marin Cilic played some of the best tennis of his career to thump Berdych in straights.
Despite his irascible mood, Berdych was sent home with a warm ovation.