26 Jun 2014

Defending mens champ cruises into Wimbledon third round

6:37 am on 26 June 2014

The defending Wimbledon men's champion Andy Murray has hardly raised a sweat in his opening two matches, brushing aside his second round opponent, Slovenia's Wimbledon rookie Blaz Rola 6-1 6-1 6-0 to extend his winning run at the All England club to 15 matches.

In one of the upsets of the day, the 12th seed Ernests Gulbis's hopes of making an impact following his semi-final run at Roland Garros ended with a straight sets loss to the unseeded Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky.

It was Gulbis who ended Roger Federer's tournament last year in round two.

Three of the top womens seeds, Li Na, Agnieska Radwanska and Petra Kvitova all cruised through their second round matches.