Li Na and Aga Radwanska cruise into third round of Wimbledon 2014

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Day three saw the start of mostly second round matches. One of the exceptions was the finalisation of the match between former finalist in 2010, Vera Zvonareva, currently ranked at 566 as she has been off the tour for a very long time due to injuries; and local favourite, 250th ranked Tara Moore. The powers that be at Wimbledon gave the Russian a wildcard and her draw against another wildcard proved to be the right decision. Moore took the first set 6-4 and Zvonareva battled for over an hour to take the second set breaker 7-3 before play was suspended on Tuesday night. The final set was another nail biter which took 66 minutes to complete. The Brit led the decider 2-1 with an early break. The 4th and 5th games were long with the momentum (and some wonderful forehands) going from one side of the net to the other. In the 4th Moore broke for 3-1 and games went with serve to the 10th game when the Russian broke to love to level at 5-5. There were four breaks in the next games before Zvonareva held for 7-7 and went on to take the next two games to move into the third round.

2nd seeded Na Li took an hour and nine minutes to see off the 38th ranked Austrian Yvonne Meusburger. Li played a great game and is obviously happy on a grass court. Her footwork was beautiful to watch and she just did not give the Austrian a chance, winning 6-2 6-2.

2012 finalist Aga Radwanska is also happy to be playing on grass again. She took on the Australian doubles specialist, 36th ranked Casey Dellacqua. The Pole ran up a 5-1 lead before she was broken, but wrapped up the set in the next game 6-2 and went on to take the next six games to take the set 6-0 and the match in just 56 minutes.

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