Postcards from WimbledonJuly 08, 2018
Empire Week One Winners
After a hard-fought five-set win over Ruben Bemelmans in the second round, Empire star and American No. 1 John Isner steamrolled Moldovan Radu Albot in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, to advance to the round of 16 at the All England Club for the first time in his career.
In men’s doubles, Empire All-Star Neal Skupski and his brother Ken upset no. 9 seeds Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer in the second round, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(2), to reach the second week of competition.
Empire rookie Tatjana Maria teamed with Britain’s Heather Watson to upset WTT duo and no. 11 seeds Anna-Lena Gronefeld (Aviators) and Raquel Atawo (Freedoms), 6-3, 6-1, to book their spot in the women’s doubles round of 16.
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
The Empire’s new women’s doubles star Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Andreja Klepac (Breakers) also progressed this week. The no. 4 seeds defeated Magdalena Rybarikova and Petra Martic, 6-3, 7-5, to reach the round of 16.
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