Magdalena Rybarikova
6 2 6

Petra Martic
4 6 3

Tennis

ByTheMinTennis

Much better game from Rybarikova. A hold to love will certainly settle any nerves which she had coming on to court. 2-1 Martic, with a break, in the first set.

Martic dominating these early rallies. She's been more aggressive and it's working. But Rybarikova is starting to play. And gets herself a BP chance at 30-40. Martic saves her skin with a classy drop shot. Deuce it is. Rybar (as I'm likely to call her to save characters!) gets another BP chance. Well saved once more. Deuce for the 4th time now.

Really fine game of tennis that. Martic manages to close it out with a cracking serve on advantage. She leads 3-1 after 15 minutes on court. Enjoyable match so far.

It's always the way after a long service game that the next one is super short. Proves to be true here as Rybarikova manages a comfy service hold. 3-2 Martic at the change of ends.

Bit of trouble here for Martic, 0-30 down. Rybarikova toying with her round the court and works her way to 3 break point chances. First is saved after a heavy backhand following a lengthy rally. Second too after a brave drop shot from Martic. And the third too! 0-40 down, we head to deuce. Gutsy.

THERE'S A GUY WITH A BAG ON HIS HEAD AT WIMBLEDON!!!! YES!!!

That's a massive service hold from Martic. 0-40 down. Wins it after just one deuce. 4-2, first set.

CLOSE UP PHOTO!!! HAHA!!

Really important service hold for Rybarikova after the disappointment of failing to convert those three break points. 4-3 Martic, first set. She's serves for a 5-3 lead next.

UPDATE: The guy with the bag on his head...still has the bag on his head! Frankly I'm now more concerned with him than I am with the tennis. He's so happy with himself too!