The top two men's players in action Friday -- No. 2 Andy Murray and No. 4 David Ferrer -- both advanced at Wimbledon. Murray handled Tommy Robredo in straight sets, winning 6-2, 6-4, 7-5, and cruising until a contentious third set. Ferrer dropped his second set against Roberto Bautista Agut, but held on for a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 win. Murray's win advanced him to the fourth round, while Ferrer's just entered the third with the victory.
The women's draw, meanwhile, featured yet another big upset. No. 7 Angelique Kerber fell 6-3, 6-7, 3-6 to Estonia's Kaia Kanepi, knocking out the seventh women's player seeded in the top 10 at Wimbledon. Kerber had a golden opportunity to win the match, up 5-2 in the second set tiebreaker, but Kanepi came back and ultimately buried a broken Kerber in the third set.
No. 8 Petra Kvitova is currently in trouble of falling to No. 25 Ekaterina Makarova. Makarova leads 2-1 in the third set after play was suspended due to darkness. Kvitova shot out to win the first set 6-3, but also committed nine unforced errors in the set to one for Makarova, who capitalized on Kvitova's mistakes to win the second set, 6-2.
No. 17 Sloane Stephens will also have to finish her match Saturday. Play suspension came at a good time for the American, as she had just dropped her second set, 6-0, to Petra Cetkovska. As SB Nation's Bill Connelly pointed out in his must-read live blog, Stephens and Kvitova are currently the second and third betting favorites on the women's draw, and both are on the ropes at All England. In case you weren't convinced, here's your reminder that women's tennis is insane.
No. 2 Andy Murray def. No. 32 Tommy Rebredo, 6-2, 6-4, 7-5
No. 4 David Ferrer def. Roberto Bautista Agut, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5
No. 13 Tommy Haas def. Jimmy Wang, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz def. No. 15 Nicolas Almagro, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4
Kaia Kanepi def. No. 7 Angelique Kerber, 3-6, 7-6, 6-3
No. 25 Ekaterina Makarova leading No. 8 Petra Kvitova, 3-6, 6-2, 2-1 (play suspended, Makarova serving)
No. 15 Marion Bartoli def. Camila Giorgi, 6-4, 7-5
No. 17 Sloane Stephens vs. Petra Cetkovska, 7-6, 0-6 (play suspended, Cetkovska serving to start third set)