After yesterday's shock and carnage, today's Wimbledon play seemed practically boring. There were no big upsets and no one had to retire or withdraw. Simona Halep did have to have treatment for her back, however, and she did lose to Li Na. Kimiko Date-Krumm advanced to the third round, as did Sabine Lisicki, 2012 runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska, Tsvetana Pironkova, and Roberta Vinci. Vinci and Jana Cepelova played for about two and a quarter hours, and the score was 6-1, 4-6, 9-7. It was a pretty entertaining match.
Lisicki beat Elena Vesnina, so with both Vesnina and Halep out today, and Hantuchova already out, all of the pre-Wimbledon champions have been defeated.
Some players didn't get to start their matches because of a rain delay that slowed everything down.
Defending champion Serena Williams defeated Caroline Garcia in straight sets, and will next face Date-Krumm.
In doubles, 9th seeds Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova lost to Shuko Aoyama and Chanelle Scheepers.
Petra Kvitova plays Ekaterina Makarova tomorrow, and I may even get up early to watch. Of course, watching is an issue for me because something has gone wrong with my cable connection. The problem has existed for a while, but it recently got much worse, just in time for Wimbledon. Two attempts to fix it have not worked, so on Monday morning, I get a visit from a supervisor. In the meantime--for those moments (or hours) when the picture disappears--at least there's ESPN3.