Wimbledon updates | Jabeur, Watson advance to 4th round

by | Jul 1, 2022 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):———2:50 p.m.Third-seeded Ons Jabeur advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Diane Parry of France.The Tunisian will next face either former champion Angelique Kerber or Elise Mertens for a shot at the quarterfinals.Jabeur reached the quarterfinals a year ago at the All England Club.Also, Heather Watson reached the fourth round for the first time with a 7-6 (6), 6-2 win over Kaja Juvan of Slovenia. The 30-year-old Briton is making her 12th singles appearance at the All England Club.Watson will next face Jule Niemeier of Germany.———2:35 p.m.Qualifier Jack Sock became the eighth American man to reach the third round at Wimbledon with a 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) victory over compatriot Maxime Cressy.Those eight account for a quarter of the 32 players in the third round, the most for the United States at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament since 1995. It’s also the most at any major since the 1996 U.S. Open.The match on No. 3 Court was completed after being suspended Thursday evening at 6-4, 6-4.The 29-year-old Sock is a three-time Grand Slam champion in doubles with two of those titles coming at Wimbledon.The 103rd-ranked Sock will next face fellow qualifier Jason Kubler of Australia.———2:10 p.m.Frances Tiafoe reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time with a 3-6, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4 victory over Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan.The 23rd-seeded American is making his fifth appearance at the All England Club.Bublik hit 25 aces but also had 13 double-fa …

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