Wimbledon 2010: Day 2

22 June, 2010 at 10:00 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Welcome to the second day of the championships at SW19. It was an epic first day yesterday, with loads of the seeds struggling with their form. Roger Federer went down two sets to Falla, before gradually snatching back a victory against all the odds. Hewitt needed four sets, whilst Djokovic was also making life hard for himself. He played until the very bitter end, under the roof and floodlights, and just managed to scrape through. In better news, returning Belgians, Clijsters and Henin, both came through their first round matches relatively easily, and Roddick has also secured himself a place in round 2.

Sidepodcast F1: The crowds mingle during the Wimbledon Championships in 2007

Credit: Kol Tregaskes / Flickr

The crowds mingle during the Wimbledon Championships in 2007

On Centre Court today, we see number 1 seed Serena Williams taking on Michelle Larcher De Brito. I'm half rooting for de Brito, because that is a fantastic name. It's never going to happen though. One or other of the Williams sisters is bound to win the title in 2010. Rafael Nadal will follow the ladies onto Centre Court, whilst Brit favourite Andy Murray is second on court one.

Other notable names include Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova and James Blake. I say these are notable names, but in actual fact, these are tennis players I've heard of. If you want to know what kind of form they are on, or whether they are nice or not, Amy is the one to ask. Yesterday, I did manage to finally grasp the tie break rules, and I recognised the umpire on Centre Court, so I'm pretty happy with myself.

If you're supporting the Brits and Andy Murray is not enough for you, Anne Keothavong and Jamie Baker are both in action on Court 12. Heather Watson makes an appearance on Court 18. I shouldn't imagine many of those are going to make it to the next round, but we can cross our fingers, can't we?

Let us know who you'll be cheering for today, and more importantly, if you've printed yourself a copy of the draw and are filling it in day by day. I keep thinking I should do that and then forget and by the time I remember, it's the semi finals and I can keep track of who is in those! See you in the comments.

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