LONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Andy Murray had a laugh at his BBC TV interviewer’s expense after Thursday’s straight-set victory at Wimbledon.
At the close of their 2 1/2-minute post-match exchange, Murray was asked, “A lot of people, when they go home from work, they say, ‘I had a really good day at work today.’ What will you say when you walk through the front door?”
That drew an incredulous look and a chuckle from the tournament’s 2013 champion.
“It that what they do?” Murray replied. “Like, when you walk through the front door, you go, ‘Oh, I had a great day today’?”
Responded his interlocutor: “Well, it depends how the interviews go, Andy.”
Former finalist Sabine Lisicki came from a set and a break down to beat Christina McHale of the United States 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 on Centre Court on Thursday to advance to the third round of Wimbledon.
Lisicki was outplayed in the first set and was broken to start the second. But the 2013 runner-up turned things around by breaking right back and then won the last five games of the decider, closing the match out with a backhand winner.
Andy Murray had little trouble advancing to the third round of Wimbledon, dismantling Robin Haase of the Netherlands in straight sets on Court 1.
Murray won 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 as Haase failed to put up much resistance against the home favorite.
Murray broke his opponent six times to wrap up the win in 1 hour, 27 minutes.
Murray, the 2013 champion, has never failed to get past the second round at Wimbledon.
Caroline Wozniacki made things a bit difficult for herself before advancing to the third round of Wimbledon, beating Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 7-6 (6) on Thursday.
The fifth-seeded Wozniacki looked headed for a routine victory when leading 5-1 in the second set but was broken twice when serving for the match. She finally converted her second match point in the tiebreaker with a backhand volley winner.
The former No.1 hasn’t had much success at Wimbledon, where she has never made it past the fourth round.
In other early matches, No. 8-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia lost 6-2, 7-5 to Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, while No. 10 Angelique Kerber of Germany beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 7-5, 6-2.
Play has started at Wimbledon after a rain delay of about 45 minutes.
A light shower pushed back the start of matches on the outside courts, which had been set to begin at 11:30 a.m. It was the first rain delay of this year’s tournament.
Organizers said more showers could come throughout the day.
Play was due to start as scheduled on Centre Court and Court 1 at 1 p.m.
Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will be among the guests in the Royal Box at Wimbledon on Thursday.
Camilla has been a regular visitor to Wimbledon in recent years. Michael and Carole Middleton, the parents of Prince William’s wife Kate, will also be in the Royal Box.
The parents of Roger Federer, Robbie and Lynette, are also on hand to watch the seven-time Wimbledon champion play his second-round match against Sam Querrey of the U.S.
The start of play at Wimbledon has been delayed because of rain.
Play on outside courts had been scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. but was pushed back because of a light shower. Organizers said rain showers were forecast to continue into the afternoon.
Play on Centre Court, which is protected by a retractable roof, will begin at 1 p.m. with Christina McHale of the U.S. facing Sabine Lisicki of Germany.
Wimbledon is getting its first drops of rain for this year’s tournament.
After the hottest day in the Grand Slam tournament’s history on Wednesday, temperatures were cooler and a light drizzle started falling shortly before play was set to start on Thursday. Covers were pulled over the outside courts, while the roof stayed closed on Centre Court.
Play on outside courts was set to begin at 11:30 a.m., and no announcement had been made about whether matches will be delayed.
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