Wimbledon 2023: Alcaraz, Sabalenka and Kvitova reach third round, these players also move ahead – wimbledon 2023 live updates

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Wimbledon: Top seeded men’s player Carlos Alcaraz and second seeded women’s singles player Aryna Sabalenka were successful in winning the second round of Wimbledon on Friday. Spain’s 20-year-old Alcaraz defeated Alexander Müller 6-4, 7-6, 6-3 in a match played on Center Court. The defending US Open champion is making his third challenge at the All England Club. Her best performance since then has been reaching the fourth round last year. Belarus’ Sabalenka defeated Varvara Gracheva 2-6, 7-5, 6-2. She reached the semi-finals of this tournament in 2021 but could not challenge last year due to the ban on players from Russia and Belarus.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova sealed her place in the third round for the second year in a row by defeating Aleksandra Sasanovich. Kvitova, the 2011 and 2014 champion, was attacked with a knife at her home in 2016. The 33-year-old left-hander defeated the Belarus player 6-2, 6-2 on Friday.

In other women’s singles matches, American 25th seed Madison Keys booked her place in the third round with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Victoria Golubic. Keys will face Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine. Kostyuk advanced to the next round after Paula Badosa withdrew midway through the bout due to injury. Kostyuk was leading 6–2, 1–0 when the match was stopped.

In the men’s section, third seed Daniil Medvedev defeated Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 6-3, 7-6. Sixth seed Holger Rune beat Roberto Carballes Baena 6-3, 7-6, 6-4, while eighth seed Yannick Sinner beat Quentin Helis 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4. . 19th seed Alexander Zverev defeated Yosuke Watanuki 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.

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