Djokovic, Sharapova ease into third round

2015-07-01 17:26
(Alastair Grant, AP)

LONDON, July 1 - A strangely lethargic Novak Djokovic outclassed Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 6-2 6-3 to move safely into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday.

The world number one and top seed dropped serve in the opening game of the match and appeared distracted in a performance littered with loose serves and uncharacteristic errors.

Serb Djokovic was still far too good for 33-year-old world number 92 Nieminen who was playing in his final Wimbledon.

Djokovic will play Australian Bernard Tomic, the 27th seed, in the last 32.

Maria Sharapova outclassed Dutch qualifier Richel HogenkamSharapova outclassed Hogenkamp as the former Wimbledon champion breezed into the third round with a straight sets victory.

AFP reported on other matches:


2nd rd

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3

Bernard Tomic (AUS x27) bt Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

Santiago Giraldo (COL) bt Kei Nishikori (JPN x5) - walkover

David Goffin (BEL x16) bt Liam Broady (GBR) 7-6 (7/3), 6-1, 6-1

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x11) bt Steve Johnson (USA) 7-6 (10/8), 6-2, 7-6 (7/2)

Richard Gasquet (FRA x21) bt Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 6-0, 6-3, 6-3


2nd rd

Maria Sharapova (RUS x4) bt Richel Hogenkamp (NED) 6-3, 6-1

Zarina Diyas (KAZ) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 7-5, 6-1

Coco Vandeweghe (USA) bt Karolna Plskov (CZE x11) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

Samantha Stosur (AUS x22) bt Urszula Radwanska (POL) 6-3, 6-4

1st rd

Madison Keys (USA x21) bt Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 6-4

Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 10-8.


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