Photos from Wimbledon: Day 6
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.
The clouds over the All England Club were strikingly ominous early in the afternoon.
For most people, there wasn’t much to do but stand and wait.
Fans saw more tarp than grass for much of the day...
...and the grounds crew was busy taking it on and off.
Life wasn’t too bad for Eugenie Bouchard, who had her own personal umbrella assistant.
What kind of fan club doesn’t know how to spell the name of its hero?
By the third set against Mikhail Kukushkin, Rafael Nadal seemed to be everywhere.
If there’s play on Centre Court, there’s play on Henman Hill, too.
Now that’s what coaches call extending through the hitting zone. Maria Sharapova shows off the benefits of being ambidextrous with this left-hand-dominated backhand.
Alison Riske won three of the first four games from Sharapova. Then she lost the last 11.
When the sun came out, Bouchard, and her ponytail, perked up.
Andrea Petkovic smacked the ball hard against Bouchard, but it came back even harder.
Simona Halep made quick work of Belinda Bencic.
But the 17-year-old Swiss will be back.
You might not have guessed from her reaction here, but Alizé Cornet, one of the game’s most expressive players, beat Serena Williams for the second straight time.
Serena vented to her team...
...pounded her hand against her strings...
...and finally let it all out.
But she couldn’t stop Cornet, who felt like she was living in a dream. “I can’t believe I did it,” she said afterward. “ME—wow!”
There’s something of the performance artist about Yaroslava Shvedova—she always looks like she has a new disguise.
Madison Keys has hang time. She’ll finish her third-rounder against Shvedova on Monday.
Play went on until past 9:30 P.M. for the second straight day.
Maybe Roger Federer really can walk on air.
David Beckham listened, a little sheepishly, to the crowd chant his name.
Sachin Tendulkar (pointing) was one of four cricket greats on hand to see three tennis greats, Nadal, Sharapova, and Federer.