Wimbledon 2011: Day 4

23 June, 2011 at 10:30 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Sidepodcast F1: Jo Wilfred Tsonga takes a dive at Queens

Credit: Lou

Jo Wilfred Tsonga takes a dive at Queens

Another fantastic day at Wimbledon yesterday saw some great tennis that kept us glued to the streams the entire day. From the first efforts of Venus Williams to overcome Date-Krumm, to the somewhat easy victory of Andy Murray, seeing him through to the third round, there was something on offer for everyone.

There were two great British matches on the ladies side of the draw, with gutsy Heather Watson on excellent form until an elbow injury saw her lose a lead. She managed to draw it out to three sets, but lost it at the final hurdle. Laura Robson, meanwhile, managed to keep her head despite the mounting pressure, and has scraped through into the next round, but will face the might of Sharapova.

So, what is on offer on the courts today? Assuming the weather holds, we might see:

Wimbledon Day 4 - Schedule of Play
CourtLadies/MenPlayer 1vs Player 2
CentreMSoderlingHewitt
LNaLisicki
MMannarinoFederer
No. 1MAndersonDjokovic
MDimitrovTsonga
LRobsonSharapova
No. 2LHalepS Williams
MRochusDel Potro
MFerrerHarrison
LWozniackiRazzano
LBaltachaPeng

Unfortunately, the weather forecast suggests that whilst there is sunshine in the morning, the rain will begin at about 1pm, which is exactly the same time as the action is scheduled to start on the show courts. Thankfully, we have the roof on Centre Court, so we will always be able to see some action, but the schedulers may have a headache by the end of the day.

The predictions are that the rain will stop by 7pm, which will leave little time for meaningful play, but we will concentrate on the positives. Federer will be out on Centre Court, and hopefully we'll all be tuned in to watch.

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