LONDON — It is the biggest day of the tennis season. Every remaining player in the draw (16 men, 16 women) will be in action.
So who will fly and who will flop in the fourth round of Wimbledon? Our writers around the ground will keep you updated. Check back regularly for updates:
Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-4
Key stat: Kuznetsova hit an impressive 37 winners, 10 more than she has produced in any of her previous matches these Championships. Her confidence to go for such shots might explain why she’s yet to drop a set.
Key moment: Radwanska hit a straight-forward looking baseline cross-court forehand wide on break point at 3-3 in the second set. She had fought hard to get back into contention after a poor first set but paid for the error as Kuznetsova consolidated next game and closed out the match.
No. 13 Jelena Ostapenko def. No. 4 Elina Svitolina 6-3, 7-6 (5)
Key stat: Svitolina simply could not find her first serve in the first set, hitting only 45 percent. That allowed the ever-aggressive Ostapenko to feast on the second serve, winning 76 percent of those points, and breaking her opponent three times in the first set alone. Against a confident player in Ostapenko — with the success of Roland Garros still in her sails — it was too much to concede.
Key moment: Ostapenko had been in complete control until squandering two match points at 5-4 in the second set. Needing to break Svitolina to force a tiebreaker, the Latvian did just that. Her nickname “Alona” means strong as oak. It could easily mean heart of a lion, too.