Wimbledon 2023 Updates: Elena Rybakina Defeats Injured Alize Cornet; Svitolina and Andreeva Secure Wins
In the latest Wimbledon 2023 match results, Elena Rybakina, the defending champion, battled her way to the third round against a struggling Alize Cornet, who was hindered by an injury.
The Kazakh player, Rybakina, claimed the first set, but the second set was closely contested before Cornet fell heavily and exacerbated her already-injured right leg, which was strapped up. Despite receiving treatment and continuing to play, Cornet couldn’t overcome Rybakina, who emerged victorious with a score of 6-2, 7-6 (7-2).
Rybakina’s next opponent will be Katie Boulter from Britain.
Cornet, ranked 74th in the world, has a history of causing upsets at Wimbledon, having defeated Serena Williams in the third round back in 2014 and ending Iga Swiatek’s 37-match winning streak last year when she was ranked number one. However, throughout the match against Rybakina, the 33-year-old Cornet appeared uncomfortable, displaying frustration through slapping her thighs, vocal outbursts, and kicking the ball away.
Rybakina dominated the opening set, taking only 26 minutes to secure it, as Cornet struggled to win points against Rybakina’s exceptional serve. The momentum shifted in the second set, with both players holding their serves. Rybakina faced some frustrations of her own, missing an easy smash-volley and hitting shots out of bounds. At 5-5, Rybakina saved five break points in an intense game before Cornet’s fall. After a medical time-out, Cornet returned to the baseline, despite her limited mobility, and pushed the set to a tie-break. However, Rybakina capitalized on Cornet’s lack of movement and won the breaker. The match concluded with a warm handshake between the players.
In other Wimbledon news, 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva, participating in her first senior grass-court tournament, advanced to the third round when Czech 10th seed Barbora Krejcikova retired while trailing 6-3, 4-0. Andreeva, who reached the third round at Roland Garros last month, entered the main draw after qualifying and expressed her shyness towards approaching British player Andy Murray, whom she credited as her inspiration for winning her first Grand Slam match.
Andreeva, who will face either Anastasia Potapova or Kaja Juvan in the next round, expressed her desire to play on Centre Court if she progresses further in the tournament.
Additionally, Elina Svitolina, a dangerous Ukrainian wildcard, overcame an eye problem in the second set to defeat Belgian 28th seed Elise Mertens with a score of 6-1, 1-6, 6-1, securing her spot in the third round. Svitolina will face Sofia Kenin, the 2020 Australian Open winner, in the next round. American fourth seed Jessica Pegula and fifth seed Caroline Garcia also won their second-round matches, while Czech 16th seed Karolina Muchova suffered a surprising first-round exit due to a leg injury. Croatian 20th seed Donna Vekic and Swiss 14th seed Belinda Bencic both staged comebacks to secure their victories.
In other matches, Victoria Azarenka, a two-time major champion, advanced to the third round with a convincing win over Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska, and Bianca Andreescu, the former US Open winner, triumphed in her delayed first-round match against Anna Bondar.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Wimbledon 2023 updates: Elena Rybakina defeats injured Alize Cornet; Svitolina and Andreeva also secure wins in a thrilling day of tennis action.
What were the results of the Wimbledon 2023 matches mentioned?
Elena Rybakina defeated Alize Cornet, Svitolina and Andreeva also secured wins in the tournament.
Who won the match between Elena Rybakina and Alize Cornet?
Elena Rybakina emerged as the winner against Alize Cornet in a closely contested match.
Which players are mentioned in the Wimbledon 2023 updates?
The updates mention Elena Rybakina, Alize Cornet, Svitolina, Andreeva, Barbora Krejcikova, Elina Svitolina, Elise Mertens, Sofia Kenin, Jessica Pegula, Caroline Garcia, Karolina Muchova, Donna Vekic, Belinda Bencic, Mirra Andreeva, Andy Murray, Katie Boulter, Anastasia Potapova, Kaja Juvan, Victoria Azarenka, Nadia Podoroska, Bianca Andreescu, and Anna Bondar.
What are some notable highlights from the matches?
Is there any information about upcoming matches?
The text does not mention specific upcoming matches, but it indicates that Rybakina will face Katie Boulter in her next match and Andreeva will play either Anastasia Potapova or Kaja Juvan.
Where can I find live scores, results, and order of play?
You can find live scores, results, and the order of play on the official Wimbledon website. You can also check BBC TV, iPlayer, online, or listen to radio coverage for updates.