Athletics: GB get chance to catch up at Wimbledon

The long-awaited matches begin on Thursday for Team GB at Wimbledon, with rain for most of Tuesday delaying the start of play.

Great Britain will have the honour of opening the competition against Japan, with Andy Murray to follow.

Only seven Britons will play on Thursday after the men’s draw was upset when top seed Roger Federer pulled out with a knee injury.

Wimbledon 2017

The volleyball competition on Monday started with Russia and Croatia meeting, while Great Britain will face China in the first knockout match on Thursday.

Wimbledon 2017

On Friday, the Brits will be hoping to take down Brazilian duo Katarina Perebiynis and Camila Giorgi, who are riding high at No. 15 in the world rankings.

London 2017

Friday will see the late-night women’s final as Serena Williams faces Angelique Kerber.

On Thursday, two of the top-ranked British players will be hoping to pull off victories in the tennis singles and doubles, while medal action begins in the women’s triathlon, and the men’s and women’s cycling road races.

London 2017

On the athletics, Jessica Ennis-Hill faces long-time rival Tatyana Chernova, while the men’s sprint final features 18-year-old Joseph Clarke, who finished last in his heat in 12.12 seconds.


Lydia Lassila of Australia lost her two-foot board during a wipeout in the beach volleyball competition on Sunday, but bounced back to win the match against Americans Jamie Altman and Brooke Sweat.


British Olympic champion Ben Ainslie won his fourth America’s Cup in San Francisco on Sunday, as he and his Oracle Team USA team secured the victory with one race to spare.

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