Wimbledon 2012 Results: Updated Winners and Scores
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The third round of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships has wrapped up in dramatic fashion.
The top seeds from both the men's and women's sides who recorded wins were Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, David Ferrer, Mardy Fish, Juan Martin del Potro, Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova and Serena Williams. All of those names endured easy straight set wins except for the likes of David Ferrer and Serena Williams.
The scrappy Spaniard was almost down and out of the match, losing the first set quickly and barely digging out the second in a tiebreak against Andy Roddick. He bounced back to win in four sets with a scoreline of 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4, 6-3.
Serena had to come back against Zheng Jie of China, winning 6-7 (5), 6-2, 9-7. Although her competitor played one of the best matches of her life on a big stage, she was unable to break serve at all, which made the thought of winning that final set all the more difficult.
Ana Ivanovic also had to come from a set down to beat the challenging Julia Goerges 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Brian Baker, the dark horse of the tournament and American comeback story, recorded his first ever win to make the Round of 16 in any Major today. He beat Benoit Paire 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 and has a serious shot to make the quarterfinals of the tournament or better.
Another record has been set here at Wimbledon today—Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan started out her match against the 2012 French Open runner-up, Sara Errani, with a golden set (all 24 points of the set were won by her). This is the first known instance of a golden set occurring in the women's game in the Open Era. Shvedova won the next set 6-4 to cause a minor upset in London.
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The inspired Czech player, Lukas Rosol, who upset Rafael Nadal in his last match, succumbed to Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets to keep the saying alive that unknowns who pull off major upsets almost always lose in the next round.
Roberta Vinci of Italy recorded a straight-set win over Mirjana Lucic in two tiebreaks, while Tamira Paszek, the woman who upset Caroline Wozniacki and had a strong showing here last year, was made to work against Yanina Wickmayer, ultimately winning 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5.
Two 6'6" players faced off in a five-set epic battle. Sam Querrey dropped the first two sets against the Croat, Marin Cilic, 7-6 (6) and 6-4, but came back in the next sets 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3). Unfortunately, the other American comeback has never come back from two sets to love down, and Marin Cilic won the final set 17-15.
The match was not only the second lengthiest match in Wimbledon history next to the Isner-Mahut War, it was also the longest in each player's career.
UPDATE: Andy Murray recently took to Centre Court to face Marcos Baghdatis. He captured the opening set 7-5 and went up an early break, though the Cypriot bounced back and won the second 6-3.
To view all the official scores, click here.
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