Day 3: Aegon Championships at Eastbourne (Video)
Gasquet Survives Tomic, Lopez Rebounds; Wozniacki, Giorgi Keep Runs; Vesnina Exits
lta.org.uk June 18 2014 Eastbourne, England - Feliciano Lopez got over the disappointment of his loss in last week's Aegon Championships final by making certain of his place in the quarter finals following a 7-6(10), 7-5 win over German qualifier Tobias Kamke.
Birthday boy Richard Gasquet beat Australian Bernard Tomic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. The match was less-routine than the result looked, and could have easily swung the other way, Tomic only able to take one of ten break points.
Caroline Wozniacki made the second round following an efficient 6-3, 6-3 win over American Sloane Stephens. The eighth seed Dane's consistent service game, not double faulting once, allowed her to control the match and earn her a second round tie against Italian Camila Giorgi.
Johanna Konta was unable to capitalise on her strong start to the tournament yesterday, losing 6-1, 5-7, 5-7 to Camila Giorgi. Giorgi, who had beaten the fourth seed Azarenka in the first round, fought back after losing the first set and saved a match point in the process of taking the second. The third set saw Giorgi's stronger second serve gave her the edge and she closed out the match to send the Brit out.
Meanwhile, defending champion Elena Vesnina was eliminated by Madison Keys in two tight sets. The American hung tough to defeat the Russian 7-5 7-6(9).
Eastbourne Men's Singles Second Round Wed June 18
3-Feliciano Lopez beat Tobias Kamke 7-6(10) 7-5
Jeremy Chardy beat Carlos Berlocq 6-4 7-5
Julien Benneteau beat 6-Gilles Simon 6-3 6-4
Sam Querrey beat Victor Estrella 7-5 ret.
Denis Istomin beat 4-Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2 7-5
Martin Klizan beat Donald Young 7-6(4) 6-4
Edouard Roger-Vasselin beat Jarkko Nieminen 6-2 7-6(4)
1-Richard Gasquet beat Bernard Tomic 6-4 3-6 6-3
Eastbourne Women's Singles Second Round Wed June 18
2-Petra Kvitova beat Varvara Lepchenko 6-1 6-4
Madison Keys beat Elena Vesnina 7-5 7-6(9)
Heather Watson beat 6-Flavia Pennetta 6-7(6) 6-4 6-2
Ekaterina Makarova beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3 6-3
8-Caroline Wozniacki beat Sloane Stephens 6-3 6-3
5-Angelique Kerber beat Alize Cornet 7-5 1-6 7-6(3)
Camila Giorgi beat Johanna Konta 1-6 7-5 7-5
Lauren Davis beat Daniela Hantuchova 6-3 6-3
Eastbourne Men's Doubles Quarter-finals Wed June 18
1-A.Peya/B. Soares beat G.Garcia-Lopez/P.Oswald 7/6(5) 6/2
T.Huey/D.Inglot beat 2-L.Paes/A.Qureshi 6/4 6/3
K.Skupski/N.Skupski beat 3-R.Lindstedt/M.Mirnyi 6/4 6/7(5) 10-5
C.Fleming/R.Hutchins beat P.Cuevas/D.Marrero 6/3 6/4