Plays of the day
We look back at some of the talking points from day five at SW19
Last Updated: June 30, 2012 1:26pm
Britain's newest tennis hero Heather Watson was given a harsh lesson as she went down to a comprehensive 6-0 6-2 defeat to one of the most consistent performers this year in Agnieszka Radwanska. The 20-year-old from Guernsey, ranked 103rd in the world, became the first Briton since Elena Baltacha in 2002 to make the last 32 when she put in a highly impressive performance to destroy America's Jamie Hampton 6-1 6-4. But she was simply crushed, despite a supportive crowd, by the World No. 3 from Poland. Radwanska will face Italian surprise package Camila Giorgi in the fourth round.
Match of the day
Six-time champion Roger Federer came within two points of crashing to his worst Wimbledon defeat in 10 years before battling from two sets down to beat French 29th seed Julien Benneteau. The Swiss ace clinched an eighth career fightback from two sets to love down to win 4-6 6-7 (3) 6-2 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 and will face unseeded Belgian Xavier Malisse for a place in the quarter-finals. He will be very happy to get the weekend off because he deserved it!
Moment of the day
Radek Stepanek pushed his luck by turning up on Centre Court in red and blue trainers for his match against top seed Novak Djokovic. Wimbledon's strict dress code insists on players wearing predominantly white kit, so it can surely have come as no surprise to the Czech when he was instructed by umpire Mohamed Lahyani to change into footwear more appropriate to the setting.
Worry of the day
Vera Zvonareva retired with an apparent respiratory problem when trailing 6-3 4-3 against Kim Clijsters. The Russian 12th-seed was coughing loudly during the match and the 2010 finalist was in tears as she needed a medical timeout at 2-1 in the second set. The trainer took her pulse and she was examined with a stethoscope before resuming play, but had to retire four games later. "I think she was having difficulties breathing," Clijsters observed, adding that it is "sad to see her end the tournament this way."
Quote of the day
Novak Djokovic warned that Rafael Nadal's humiliating Wimbledon defeat to Czech world 100 Lukas Rosol was a wake-up call for the game's superstars, saying: "It can serve as an example for everybody that anything is possible in this sport. Even though myself, Rafa, Roger, Murray, we've been dominant in Grand Slams, and it's expected of us to reach the last four. But tennis is improving. Everybody plays equally well."
Bet of the day
Serena Williams' hitting partner Sascha Bajin was spotted in unusual attire at Wimbledon today. The German lost a bet yesterday with Italian player Fabio Fognini over the Euro 2012 semi-finals between their respective countries last night. He strolled through the players' area in a blue tennis skirt with a beaming smile, taking his medicine in the right spirit.
Celebrity fans of the day
Former Prime Minister Sir John Major was in the royal box on Centre Court along with Princess Michael of Kent, former international rugby player Jason Robinson, former newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald, comedian Lee Mack and Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.