18 in a row: Mertens advances to Wimbledon third round

Belgian Elise Mertens, the No 24 seed, edged out Hungarian Panna Udvardy 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 to move into the third round of Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Thursday.

This is now the 18th Grand Slam in a row that Mertens has reached the round of 32 at a Grand Slam – her streak that started way back at the 2018 Australian Open, where she reached the semi-finals.

Mertens, ranked No 31, will next play former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber, the No 15 seed.

Wimbledon (Grand Slam), second-round results (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, grass)

30 June 2022


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