Day 5 of Wimbledon featured two dominant appearances from the top men and a disappointing loss to one of the top-ranked women. Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic seemed dominant in their matches and advanced to the next round. Maria Sakkari experienced an early exit.
Day 6 promises more excitement. Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff are the headliners of the women’s side. Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas seem to advance to the next round in the men’s race.
Check out the most important news from day 6 below.
Coco Gauff falls into the hands of Amanda Anisimova
Coco Gauff looked set to continue her strong run after making it to the French Open final, but Amanda Anisimova had other plans. In a battle between the Americans, it was Anisimova, 20, who came out on top. She defeated Gauff in three sets 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the fourth round of the tournament.
Anisimova came out with fire in the first set and forced Gauff to a tiebreak. Gauff came out on top, but Anisimova proved it wouldn’t be easy to get past her. She seemed to get stronger as the match went on, beating Gauff 6-2 in the second set and 6-1 in the final set.
With the win, advanced to the fourth round of the tournament. She will face Harmony Tan in the round of 16.
American men see mixed results in third round at Wimbledon
The remaining American men saw mixed results in the third round at Wimbledon. Brandon Nakashima’s run continued. The American advanced to the fourth round, beating Daniel Elahi Galan in straight sets. Taylor Fritz also advanced, beating Alex Molcan in straight sets. Jenson Brooksby fell to Cristian Garin on Saturday. Garin sent Brooksby in four sets (6-2, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4). Jack Sock’s run also came to an end. Sock fell to Jason Kubler in a match that went all the way. Sock had 23 aces in the match, but was unable to beat Kubler in the final two sets.
Other Notable Results
• Barbora Krejcikova was upset by Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round on Saturday. Krejcikova jumped out to an early lead to take the first set 6-2, but couldn’t keep up the pressure. Tomljanovic took the next two sets 6-4 and 6-3 to advance to the fourth round.
• Botic van de Zandschulp advanced to the fourth round of Wimbledon with a win over Richard Gasquet. va de Zandschulp needed four sets to eliminate Gasquet (7-5, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1). Van de Zandschulp’s serve was full during the match, as he scored 19 aces en route to victory.
• Simona Halep had no trouble making it to the fourth round at Wimbledon. Halep, the number 16 seed, sent Magdalena Frech into sets 6-4, 6-1.
• Harmony Tan continued her impressive streak at Wimbledon with a dominant third round victory over Katie Boulter. Tan sent Boulter into straight sets and won 6-1, 6-1. Tan, who defeated Serena Williams in the first round, will look to continue her impressive streak when she takes on Anisimova on Sunday.
This story is being updated.