Anderson cruises into Wimbledon third round

Kevin Anderson (Gallo Images)
Kevin Anderson (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson has cruised into the third round at Wimbledon after defeating Andreas Seppi of Italy in three sets on Wednesday.

The big serving Anderson proved too strong for the Italian, cruising to a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 victory in and hour and 43 minutes. 

Earlier in the week, Anderson beat Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the first round.

Anderson's best ever result at Wimbledon came in 2014 and 2015 when he managed to reach the fourth round at the tournament.

He has now improved his overall Wimbledon win/loss record to 11-8.

Wimbledon results on Wednesday, the third day of the 2017 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeding):

Men

Second round

Andy Murray (GBR x1) bt Dustin Brown (GER) 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt Jirí Veselý (CZE) 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 6-2

Benoît Paire (FRA) bt Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 7-6 (7/4), 6-1, 6-4

Jerzy Janowicz (POL) bt Lucas Pouille (FRA x14) 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 6-1

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x12) bt Simone Bolelli (ITA) 6-1, 7-5, 6-2

Sam Querrey (USA x24) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Kevin Anderson (RSA) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) bt Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3

Rafael Nadal (ESP x4) bt Donald Young (USA) 6-4, 6-2, 7-5

Karen Khachanov (RUS x30) bt Thiago Monteiro (BRA) 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3), 7-5

Aljaz Bedene (GBR) bt Damir Džumhur (BIH) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Gilles Muller (LUX x16) bt Lukáš Rosol (CZE) 7-5, 6-7 (7/9), 4-6, 6-3, 9-7

Kei Nishikori (JPN x9) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 6-4, 6-7 (7/9), 6-1, 7-6 (8/6)

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP x18) bt Peter Gojowczyk (GER) 6-2, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Steve Johnson (USA x26) bt Radu Albot (MDA) 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Marin Cilic (CRO x7) bt Florian Mayer (GER) 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 7-5

First round

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA x32) bt Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 7-6 (10/8), 7-5

Women

Second round

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x8) bt Jennifer Brady (USA) 6-4, 6-4

Ana Konjuh (CRO x27) bt Irina Begu (ROM) 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-3

Naomi Osaka (JPN) bt Barbora Strýcová (CZE x22) 6-1, 0-6, 6-4

Venus Williams (USA x10) bt Qiang Wang (CHN) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x13) bt Françoise Abanda (CAN) 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

Camila Giorgi (ITA) bt Madison Keys (USA x17) 6-4, 6-7 (10/12), 6-1

Carina Witthoeft (GER) bt Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 6-3

Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) bt Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6-3, 6-0

Johanna Konta (GBR x6) bt Donna Vekic (CRO) 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 10-8

Maria Sakkari (GRE) bt Kristýna Plíšková (CZE) 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 6-4

Caroline Garcia (FRA x21) bt Ana Bogdan (ROM) 6-4, 6-3

Madison Brengle (USA) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE x11) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Victoria Azarenka (BLR) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS x15) 6-3, 6-3

Heather Watson (GBR) bt Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x18) 6-0, 6-4

Peng Shuai (CHN) bt Carla Suárez (ESP x25) 6-2, 6-2

Simona Halep (ROM x2) bt Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 7-5, 6-3

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