Digital friendly package as Djokovic, Gauff and Auger-Aliassime power through to third round

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Digital friendly package as Djokovic, Gauff and Auger-Aliassime power through to third round

American 15-year-old Cori Gauff strikes again as she and holder Novak Djokovic advance to the third round at Wimbledon.


Digital friendly package as Djokovic, Gauff and Auger-Aliassime power through to third round

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JULY 3, 2019) (AELTC - SEE RESTRICTIONS BEFORE USE) 1.

VARIOUS CENTRE COURT 2.

VARIOUS OF WIMBLEDON GROUNDS 3.

CANADIAN FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME SMILING 4.

WOMEN IN FANCY WIMBLEDON HATS 5.

VARIOUS OF FANS ARRIVING 6.

VARIOUS OF FANS DRINKING CHAMPAGNE 7.

VARIOUS OF KAROLINA PLISKOVA BEATING MONICA PUIG 8.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) NUMBER THREE SEED, KAROLINA PLISKOVA, SAYING: "The deeper you go, the better players you play so it's not going to be easy for sure." 9.

VARIOUS OF WIMBLEDON LOGO ON JACKET 10.

VARIOUS OF REILLY OPELKA BEATING STAN WAWRINKA 11.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) REILLY OPELKA, SAYING: "I love the smaller courts.

It just gets so intimate.

The crowd gets so into it and - obviously Stan had a lot to do with that being the main attraction out there, but it was a lot of fun." 12.

OPELKA AFTER WIN 13.

FANS 14.

VARIOUS OF ANETT KONTAVEIT BEATING HEATHER WATSON 15.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) HEATHER WATSON, SAYING: "The crowd was amazing.

They were behind me the whole way.

I just wish I could have got them the result." 16.

VARIOUS OF CROWDS AT GROUNDS 17.

VARIOUS OF SIMONA HALEP BEATING MIHAELA BUZARNESCU 18.

JUDGE 19.

FAN WEARING SUNGLASSES 20.

VARIOUS OF FERNANDO VERDASCO BEATING KYLE EDMUND 21.

VARIOUS OF FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME BEATING CORENTIN MOUTET 22.

VARIOUS OF NOVAK DJOKOVIC BEATING DENIS KUDLA 23.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) NOVAK DJOKOVIC, SAYING: "Overall, solid performance.

I was returning well.

I was serving mostly well.

And so, you know, I'm really glad to overcome the challenge." 24.

GATE 25.

DOME SHUTTING 26.

VARIOUS OF CORI GAUFF BEATING MAGDALENA RYBARIKOVA 27.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CORI "COCO" GAUFF, SAYING: "I think I can beat anyone who's across the court and I don't think I can win the match then I won't even step on the court." 28.

GAUFF AFTER WIN 29.

FANS 30.

WIMBLEDON LOGO STORY: American 15-year-old Cori Gauff showed her stunning first-round defeat of Venus Williams was no fluke as she outclassed Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3 6-3 to reach the third round at Wimbledon on Wednesday (July 3) in a day packed full of action.

Holder Novak Djokovic's quest for a fifth Wimbledon title also gained momentum as he scythed down unseeded American Denis Kudla 6-3 6-2 6-2.

The Serb next faces Poland's Hubert Hurkacz.

Teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime progressed after beating France's Corentin Moutet 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-2.

Briton Kyle Edmund surrendered a two-set lead before going down 4-6 4-6 7-6(3) 6-3 6-4 to Spain's Fernando Verdasco in a marathon encounter lasting three hours and 43 minutes.

Former world number one Simona Halep's first Grand Slam meeting with a fellow Romanian ended in victory as she battled past Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3 4-6 6-2.

The seventh seed takes on Victoria Azarenka next.

Estonia's Anett Kontaveit beat local favorite Heather Watson 7-5 6-1 while Viktorija Golubic ended Yulia Putintseva's run with a 6-4 7-6(3) win.

Swiss 22nd seed Stan Wawrinka was dragged into a dogfight by American Reilly Opelka, who beat the three-time Grand Slam winner 7-5 3-6 4-6 6-4 8-6 in three hours and 13 minutes.

Former world number one Karolina Pliskova, who warmed up for Wimbledon by winning the title at Eastbourne, continued her good form on grass with a 6-0 6-4 win over Monica Puig.

The Czech third seed set up a clash with Taiwan's Hsieh su-Wei who beat Kirsten Flipkens 7-6(3) 6-3.

Play began in bright sunshine with the temperature hovering around 20 degrees Celsius and a forecast high of 21C.

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