Anderson keeps SA flag flying

2013-06-27 16:30
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London - Kevin Anderson overpowered Polish qualifier Michal Przysiezny, cruising into the third round of Wimbledon in London on Thursday.

Anderson, the only South African left in the main singles draw, secured a straight sets 6-4, 7-6, 6-4 victory in the second-round match.

The SA men's number one, seeded 27th, will face world number six Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the next round.

Results from the fourth day of Wimbledon (x denotes seeded player):

Men's singles:

Second round:
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 6-3, 5-1 - retired
Richard Gasquet (FRA x9) bt Go Soeda (JPN) 6-0, 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3
Bernard Tomic (AUS) bt James Blake (USA) 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
Kevin Anderson (RSA x27) bt Michal Przysiezny (POL) 6-4, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4
Tomas Berdych (CZE x7) bt Daniel Brands (GER) 7-6 (8/6), 6-4, 6-2
Igor Sijsling (NED) bt Milos Raonic (CAN x17) 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)
Ivan Dodig (CRO) bt Denis Kudla (USA) 6-1, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5
Kei Nishikori (JPN x12) bt Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-2
Andreas Seppi (ITA x23) bt Michael Llodra (FRA) 7-5 - retired
Juan Martn Del Potro (ARG x8) bt Jesse Levine (CAN) 6-2, 7-6 (9/7), 6-3

Women's singles:

Second round:
Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA) 6-3, 6-2
Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) bt Alexandra Cadantu (ROM) 6-4, 7-5
Sabine Lisicki (GER x23) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-3, 6-1
Samantha Stosur (AUS x14) bt Olga Puchkova (RUS) 6-2, 6-2
Marina Erakovic (NZL) bt Peng Shuai (CHN x24) 7-6 (8/6), 6-2
Madison Keys (USA) bt Mona Barthel (GER x30) 6-4, 6-2
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) bt Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 7-5, 6-3
Petra Martic (CRO) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 7-6 (9/7), 6-1
Roberta Vinci (ITA x11) bt Jana Cepelova (SVK) 6-1, 4-6, 9-7
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x18) bt Maria Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) 6-0, 6-1
Klara Zakopalova (CZE x32) bt Annika Beck (GER) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3
Li Na (CHN x6) bt Simona Halep (ROM) 6-2, 1-6, 6-0

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