Published: Sat, July 06, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Serena into Wimbledon Last 16, Fears 'performance Anxiety' with Murray

Serena into Wimbledon Last 16, Fears 'performance Anxiety' with Murray

The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at Wimbledon on Thursday to support her friend Serena Williams who was playing on Court 1. Harriet Dart faces a formidable challenge against world number one Ashleigh Barty, and Dan Evans takes on Portugal's Joao Sousa.

Two-time Wimbledon singles champion Murray had teamed up with French doubles specialist Herbert, a title victor in SW19 alongside Nicolas Mahut three years ago, and was hoping to enjoy a long run at the All England Club.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has paid a visit to Wimbledon to watch her friend Serena Williams in action.

Williams goes on to face Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro for a place in the quarter-finals.

Serving at 70%, the American was rock solid behind both the first and second serve, barely losing a point at the net to keep the exchanges on her racquet and feeling comfortable on the court, something that wasn't always the case in the recent past. The club made a decision to put the pair on Centre Court after Roger Federer completed a 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (4) win over Lucas Pouille.

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Federer will play British young gun Jay Clarke in the second match on Court 1 before Williams plays Slovenia's Kaja Juvan. It is a little freaky [to be number one], but this sacred turf we get to play on, you have to enjoy every minute of it".


"I feel like I have a little bit of performance anxiety", said Williams as she prepares to partner the Briton for the first time. Williams beat Goerges in straight sets in the semifinals at the All England Club past year before losing to Angelique Kerber in the final.

Kvitova, seeded sixth, broke her opponent three times while never giving Linette a chance to break back even once. "Every time I get out there, I try", added Williams.

Prior to Federer's match on Centre Court, two-time champion and third seed Nadal should have a quieter time than his previous clash, the four set win over Nick Kyrgios, against popular veteran Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

"If I offended anyone, I apologize", Fognini said in Italian at his news conference.

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