The Latest: Vandeweghe eliminates Pliskova at Wimbledon
LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
CoCo Vandeweghe eliminated 11th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round at Wimbledon on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old American will next face 22nd-seeded Sam Stosur, the 2011 U.S. Open champion. Vandeweghe beat Stosur in the second round of this year’s Australian Open.
Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a left calf injury.
The fifth-seeded Japanese player, who reached last year’s U.S. Open final, was scheduled to play his second match on Centre Court on Wednesday. Nishikori beat Simone Bolelli in five sets in his opening match on Monday.
Nishikori reached the quarterfinals at both the Australian Open and the French Open this year.
Wimbledon will join in on the national minute’s silence on Friday for the victims in the Tunisia shooting.
More than 20 Britons are confirmed to have died in last Friday’s attack in the north African resort of Sousse.
The All England Club says play will start Friday at 12:15 p.m. on the outside courts, 45 minutes later than usual. The minute’s silence will be held at noon.
All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis says “we will be asking all those in the grounds at the time to observe the silence out of respect to the victims in Tunisia and their families.”
The umbrellas will be out at Wimbledon on Wednesday, as protection from the sun.
The All England Club normally readies itself for rain delays, but so far this year it’s been about the heat. Wednesday’s temperatures could reach 35 degrees C (95 degrees F), a number rarely seen in southwest London.
“I can’t remember it being this hot at Wimbledon,” said Tracy Austin, a former top-ranked player who twice reached the semifinals at the All England Club and who now works for the BBC as a commentator.
The temperature during Andy Murray’s first-round victory on Tuesday was said to have reached 41 degrees C (106 degrees F) on court. But outside the stadium, the temperature stayed near the 30 degree C (86 degree F) mark.