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Wimbledon 2024: Alcaraz, Raducanu, Gauff Through to Round of 16 | Pragativadi | Odisha News, Breaking News Odisha, Latest Odisha News – N.F Times

Defending champion and third seed, Carlos Alcaraz, overcame 29th-seeded American Frances Tiafoe 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2 in the third round of the men’s singles on the fifth day of Wimbledon 2024 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), London, on Friday.

Spain’s Alcaraz is set to face either USA’s Brandon Nakashima or Frenchman Ugo Humbert in the round of 16.

Later in the day, World No. 1 and top seed, Jannik Sinner of Italy, will take on Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic in his third-round match.

In the women’s singles, second seed and reigning US Open champion Coco Gauff overpowered local qualifier Sonay Kartal 6-4, 6-0, while former US Open champion and local wildcard Emma Raducanu triumphed over ninth seed Maria Sakkari 6-2, 6-3.

Also, French Open runner-up and seventh seed, Italian Jasmine Paolini, advanced to the round of 16, defeating Canada’s Bianca Andreescu 7-6(4), 6-1 while Spain’s Paula Badosa ousted 14th-seeded Russian Daria Kasatkina 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-4.


Italian Jasmine Paolini defeated former U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu 7-6(4), 6-1 at Wimbledon on Friday, reaching the fourth round for the first time.

The French Open runner-up, who also made it to the last 16 at the Australian Open this season, became the first Italian woman to reach the second week at the first three Grand Slams in a single year.

Paolini, having previously defeated 2019 U.S. Open winner Andreescu at the Roland Garros third round last month, where the Canadian was coming off a nine-month injury layoff, charmed the Court One audience and expressed her enjoyment as a crowd favourite.

After her semifinal run at Eastbourne, which showcased her grass-court skills before Wimbledon, Paolini is set to play against 12th seed Madison Keys, who defeated 18th seed Marta Kostyuk 6-4, 6-3.

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