Wimbledon Day 4: Some sanity restored after a whacky Wednesday
The fourth day of Wimbledon saw some sanity back into the game of tennis after all the drama that unfolded on Wednesday.
Top seed Serena Williams extended her winning streak to 33 matches, just two behind the record set by sister Venus in 2000, with a 6-3, 6-2 win over French 19-year-old Garcia, who she also beat at the French Open.
The fourth day of Wimbledon saw some sanity back into the game of tennis after all the drama that unfolded on Wednesday. (All AFP Images)
Novak Djokovic avoided becoming the latest star to crash out of Wimbledon as the world number one recovered from a slow start to defeat American qualifier Bobby Reynolds 7-6 (7/2), 6-3, 6-1 in the second round.
Kimiko Date-Krumm set up a showdown with defending champion Serena Williams as the Japanese veteran defeated Romania's Alexandra Cadantu 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday to become the oldest woman to reach the third round at Wimbledon in the Open Era.
Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska reached the Wimbledon third round with a 6-1, 6-3 win over France's Mathilde Johansson.
Kei Nishikori equalled his best performance at Wimbledon as the Japanese 12th seed reached the third round with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-2 victory over Argentina's Leonardo Mayer.
Bernard Tomic beat James Blake 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 to progress to third round.
Li Na overcame the in-form Simona Halep in a roller-coaster second round match. Li survived a second-set scare to eventually triumph 6-2, 1-6, 6-0.
Juan Martin del Potro moved into the third round with a 6-2, 7-6 (7), 6-3 victory over Jesse Levine of Canada.
Eastbourne title-holder Elena Vesnina (left) of Russia lost to 2011 semi-finalist Sabine Lisicki of Germany 3-6 1-6.
Richard Gasquet of France got better of Japanese Go Soeda 6-0 6-3 6-7 6-3. He will face Bernard Tomic in the next round.